In the US, a quarter of a million people under the age of 18 are tried in judicial court for every year. Unfortunately, thousands of younger people end up in the adult prison system. It is sad that more and more minors are lured into a life of crime. So, let's shed light on the consequences of being engaged in crime.
Young people accused of violating the law are kept in juvenile courts but when imprisoned among other adults, often, face a higher risk of abuse, suicide and re-offense than those who are kept in detention institutions designed particularly for juvenile.
Very often, they are abused by other adults. 13% of victims of inmate-on-inmate sexual abuse are under 18 years. They are five times more likely to be sexually assaulted, two times more likely to be beaten by staff. They have risk of suicide rate over 7 times, 34% of re-offense chances than those other adult criminals.