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In New Jersey, Black and Hispanic Teens Are Far More Likely to Be Tried as Adults

Black and Hispanic minors in New Jersey are far more likely to be prosecuted as adults than those in other groups, according to a new analysis of court records by WNYC. The consequence? Far more black and Hispanic youths are given adult sentences or, in some cases, sent to adult prisons. All states have some kind of measure that allows for teens to be tried or sentenced as adults.
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