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Confined kids bound by short term solutions

Juvenile justice centres in NSW are coming under the spotlight where there is increased concern over the welfare of the state's 239 juvenile detainees.

Teens in custody rarely a good idea

Is it a good idea to lock up teenagers who are charged with crimes? Except in rare cases – no. Do most kids charged with criminal offences get locked up? No. Do too many get locked up? Yes.