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State senator: We must do better with juvenile offenders
There appears to be a disconnect with the state's analysis of how to address the very serious issue of how to adequately and appropriately deal with the placement of young people charged with adult crimes under the state's supervision. Corrections secretary Gary Maynard in his August 6th letter to your paper ("Corrections chief: Youth are kept safe in adult jail") acknowledged that, "these juveniles are in an adult facility because they have been charged as adults with violent felony or other serious crime and are under the jurisdiction of the adult court."
August 10, 2012