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Kids in Prison: Getting Tried as An Adult Depends on Skin Color

'Kids who commit certain crimes in New Jersey, like robbery, drug trafficking or homicides, can be tried as adults. Their mugshots and criminal records are made public and they face the same, long prison sentences as adults. But getting "waived up" into the adult system won't happen unless a prosecutor requests it. And according to an analysis by the WNYC Data News Team, most of their requests are for Black kids.
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