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Study: Fewer Wisconsin youth being locked up

9:00 AM, Jun. 24, 2013
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - A national study says Wisconsin is one of nine states that have drastically cut the incarceration rate for juvenile offenders.

A Press-Gazette Media report (http://gbpg.net/189wduE ) cites a new study by the National Juvenile Justice Network and the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

The study says Wisconsin had 1,271 juveniles incarcerated in 2000. That was about twice the number from 1985. But since then numbers have fallen below the 1985 levels, a 43 percent ...

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