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“A way to throw kids away”: Texas’ troubled juvenile justice department is sending more children to adult prisons

Moving the most violent and troubled youths to adult prison makes it easier to help others in juvenile facilities, some prosecutors and lawmakers say. Youth justice advocates say Texas is giving up on the children who most need help.

Giddings State School, a Texas Juvenile Justice Department correctional facility, in Lee County on July 20, 2022.

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