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Education Instead of Incarceration: Activists Raise Call For Juvenile Justice Reform

Liz Dwyer

Black and brown kids comprise the bulk of youth arrested nationally--in December three black youth in Rochester, NY were even arrested while doing nothing but waiting for a school bus. And, "once a child is arrested, access to education may be limited or nonexistent, depending on the detention center." Marvin Bing's "Raise the Age" campaign, is working to raise awareness of what's happening to our youth and to raise "the minimum age of criminal responsibility."

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