Some 10,000 children are housed in adult jails and prisons on any given day in America. Unquestionably, jailing children with adults needlessly puts young people at great risk. Children are five times more likely to be sexually assaulted in adult prisons than in juvenile facilities. Children are up.
Mar 22, 2015 · In New York, Support Grows For Keeping Teens Out Of Adult Prisons Hundreds of 16- and 17-year-olds are serving time in New York's adult prisons, including Rikers Island. A .
Rape of Teens in Adult Prisons So Common, the State Made a Video on How to Avoid It. by February 26, that minors who end up in adult prisons are at high risk of being raped.
Between 1990 and 2010, the number of juveniles in adult jails went up by nearly 230 percent. Around 250,000 youth are tried, sentenced or incarcerated as adults in the United States every year. On any given day, around 10,000 juveniles are housed in adult jails and prisons – 7,500 in jails and 2,700 in prisons, respectively.
Children are five times more likely to be sexually assaulted in adult prisons than in juvenile facilities and face increased risk of suicide. EJI believes confinement of children with adults in jails and prisons is indefensible, cruel, and unusual, and it should be banned.