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posted 10/04/2018
For the past decade, the vast majority of the young people in Louisville’s secure detention facility have been black. A reporter wonders why more people aren't talking about the disparity.
posted 07/17/2017
Kentucky’s juvenile justice system has long been one of the most prolific in locking up youth on minor offenses and a recent reform has lessened — but not eliminated — the problem.

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For the past decade, the vast majority of the young people in Louisville’s secure detention... more »
posted 10/04/18
Kentucky’s juvenile justice system has long been one of the most prolific in locking up youth on... more »
posted 07/17/17

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Black youth are less than 27 percent of Louisville’s youth population, but they represented more than 75 percent of the youth bookings in Louisville’s secure detention center last year.
When a youth is accused of a crime in Kentucky, an adult has to make a choice in nearly every step that follows. And a disproportionate number of the youth denied a second chance are black.