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Has our youth gone mild? Incarceration rates at historic low

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The number of minors locked up in the nation's correctional facilities is lower now than it has been in 35 years. Since 1975, juvenile incarceration rates have fluctuated, hitting a high in 1995 of 107,637. The total plummeted to 70,792 in 2010.


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Crystal Dey

Crystal Dey is a staff reporter for the Echo Press. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey worked for newspapers in North Dakota, Florida and Connecticut before returning to her home state to join the Echo Press in October 2011. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Staff Reporter Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.

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