Judges use ‘arbitrary,’ ‘horrendous’ reasons to keep teens in adult court

Maryland automatically charges more teens as adults than almost any other state. An analysis of recent decisions found that some judges rely on what juvenile justice advocates say is unfair reasoning to keep those young people in adult court.

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This story was produced in partnership with APM Reports and was also published by The Baltimore Banner. Versions of the story also aired on WAMU and as part of a one-hour special produced by APM’s Call to Mind.

I also discussed my reporting with WYPR’s Midday and On The Record programs.

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