Virginia’s Youth Prison Population Drops by Two-Thirds

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Prison guards stand on the road near the entrance to the Greenville Correctional Center. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber)

Each year, Virginia spends $187,000 to imprison, and educate, just one child. The high cost, and high population, has led to bipartisan support for restructuring the juvenile justice system. Virginia’s Governor touted the state’s success at a conference Monday. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.


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