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Inside and Out: Why the Racial Disparity in Juvenile Justice?

In Cook County, almost 6,000 juveniles were held in detention in 2008. But for every white kid in detention, there were 29 black kids. And those sent off to prison from Cook County were also overwhelmingly kids of color. The problem of racial disparity in juvenile justice has been recognized for decades, but still today there's no consensus on how to fix it, or even why it happens. 

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