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.