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Tarrant County sends more kids to youth prisons than any other in Texas. Many blame this judge.

Critics say state District Judge Alex Kim is sending too many children to the state’s failing youth prison system. The longtime GOP politician points to a rise in teen gang violence.

State district Judge Alex Kim weighs additional incarceration for 10 teenagers during a Tarrant County juvenile detention hearing on Aug. 31, 2022.

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