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March 2020

Criminal justice groups want Philly's juvenile detention center to release children [whyy.org]

By Ryan Briggs, WHYY, March 19, 2020 Criminal justice advocates are calling for the early release of more than 100 children stuck in Philadelphia’s primary juvenile detention center during the COVID-19 pandemic. Communications obtained by WHYY indicated that 150 children were being held in the city-run Juvenile Justice Services Center on Monday. Marsha Levick, co-founder and Chief Legal Officer for advocacy group Juvenile Law Center called for the release of many of those children. “We need...

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