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Texas Juvenile Justice System

McCreight's ankle monitor

Man Says He Received Different ‘Juvenile Justice’ From Judge

Connor McCreight’s ankle monitor is a daily reminder of his past. He is still serving punishment for a crime committed when he was just 14-year-old. He says compared to admitted drunk driver Ethan Couch his sentence from the same judge was harsh.

CBS 11–12/18/2013

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Teens In Texas Adult Prison System Get Help

Had they not been certified as adults by Texas courts, the 63 youths in a little-known program at the Clemens Unit would have landed in one of the state’s six state-run lockups for juveniles.

06/04/2012

Most Texas Juvenile Prisoners Have Mental Health Problems

The chief of the state’s juvenile justice system says early rehabilitation programs are especially important for kids with mental health issues.

03/06/2012

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