Who should go to jail?

Kids lives can be harmed in adult jail.

Thirty-four years ago, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act was enacted to prevent juveniles from being locked up for age-specific crimes, such as running away or possessing alcohol. But the Department of Justice has failed to carry out the law, the AP reports.

Under Bush, funding for juvenile justice programs declined. In too many states, lock-up is too easy.