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Shift focus of juvenile sentencing


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 16, 2013

~~<p>The number of juveniles incarcerated in Hawaii has dropped since the mid-1990s, as have national figures, but the average cost of holding a single youth behind bars for a year has risen to nearly $200,000 &mdash; more than twice the national average.</p>
<p>Gov. Neil Abercrombie has announced a project aimed at reducing juvenile crime while lowering costs, a move that should have been made long ago.</p>
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The number of juveniles incarcerated in Hawaii has dropped since the mid-1990s, as have national figures, but the average cost of holding a single youth behind bars for a year has risen to nearly $200,000 — more than twice the national average.

Gov. Neil Abercrombie has announced a project aimed at reducing juvenile crime while lowering costs, a move that should have been made long ago. Login for more...



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