Sharon Burton

COMMENTARY

Would locking up an extra 400 kids make Kentucky safer?

BY: - June 9, 2023

FRANKFORT — In a surprising move, Kentucky’s legislature earlier this year mandated up to 48 hours of detention for juveniles accused of certain serious crimes. Surprising because the decision flies in the face of decades of research. It also conflicts with efforts by many states, including Kentucky, to steer juveniles away from detention into community-based […]