Tragic deaths in custody point to a system in need of reform

Ravi Chandiramani
Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Five young people in custody died in the space of just 33 days during March and April. The tragedies mark an exceptionally horrific spell in the youth prison system. To put it in context, no more than five teenagers have died in custody during any entire year since 2005, when the figure was nine.

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