Burning down the house: the end of juvenile prison

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One in three American children will be arrested by the time they are 23, and many will spend time locked inside horrific detention centres that defy everything we know about how to rehabilitate young offenders. In a clear-eyed indictment of the juvenile justice system run amok, Nell Bernstein shows that there is no right way to lock up a child. The act of isolation denies children the thing that is most essential to their growth and rehabilitation: positive relationships with caring adults. Includes first-person accounts of detention experiences from former youth offenders.
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subject_facet Juvenile courts -- United States
Juvenile delinquency -- United States
Juvenile justice, Administration of -- United States
title_display Burning down the house : the end of juvenile prison
title_full Burning Down the House The End of Juvenile Prison
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title_sub the end of juvenile prison
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Juvenile delinquency
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Law
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Sociology