Adult and children in prison By; Jake Burgess

Children incarceration in Massachusetts

There are currently 390 kids in youth prison. This still a very large number and we shoul d work to try to lower it. Even though this doesn't seem like a ton of kids, some kids are tried as an adult based on there age if they are over 18 or if they commit a serious crime they are tried as an adult.

Child: in the Massachusetts judicial system anyone under the age of 18 is tried as an a adult unless they commit a serious crime.

Adult: anyone over the age of 18.

Trial in Massachusetts that involves this

In this case a 12 year old boy was tried as an adult when he was convicted of a murder. As you can see In this case he was tried as an adult due to the seriousness of the case.

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