Topic: Texas Commission on Jail Standards

Concerns About Certified Juveniles in Texas County Jails Raised by LBJ School Report

May 10, 2012

A new report on conditions facing juveniles being held in adult jails in Texas, released by the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, reveals that county jails are being forced to choose between housing juveniles in isolation or commingling them with adult offenders, putting either the youths' mental health or physical safety at risk.

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