States closing youth prisons

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Juvenile arrest rates dropped 33% over ten years, according to latest stats from the U. S. Department of Justice.  The Associated Press also reports that more states are pushing for treatment rather than prison for troubled children.  Add all have serious budget problems.   All this means reformatories, or juvenile detention centers are getting shut down across the country.  Even Georgia closed down the Bill Ireland Youth Development Center in Milledgeville last year.

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