via Prison Policy Initiative

There are 46,000 youth in juvenile prisons, 5,000 youth in adult prisons; and an additional 12,000 unaccompanied youth are confined in shelters and juvenile justice facilities as a result of being in custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Approximately 10,300 youth are incarcerated for status offenses and probation violations that are not even considered crimes for adults.

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Kaile Shilling
via Human Rights Watch

Although incarceration rates have declined by almost 50% since 2003, the US still incarcerates more children than any other nation, with a youth incarceration rate that is five times that of the next highest country.

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Kaile Shilling