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HB 1321: Pre-Trial Detention of Juveniles

Criminal Justice | Student and Youth Rights
Bill Number: HB 1321
Year: 2009
ACLU Position: Active Support
Sponsors: Rep. Levy; Sen. Carroll

Changes the standard for allowing a juvenile to be held in an adult jail to require an order from the court that the juvenile be held for criminal proceedings as an adult or the DA has direct filed an indictment, or the court has held a hearing and finds it is in the interest or justice to hold the juvenile in an adult facility. Allows the juvenile who has been placed in an adult facility to petition the court if the circumstances have changed substantially.
Read the bill here.

Current Status:

06/01/2009 Signed by Governor

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