Prosecutors Request More Black Teens Be Tried As Adults Than Any Other Group - african american youths convicted as adults

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Black Disparities in Youth Incarceration | The Sentencing Project african american youths convicted as adults


No one knew. When year-old guard Keriana Alexcee found the body of Jaquin Thomas hanging in a New Orleans jail cell, she didn't know.

But African-American teens in the county were 20 times more likely than their white peers to be arrested and charged as adults in and.

They are black youth, they were charged and prosecuted as adults before reaching the age of 18, and their contact with the adult system led.