Children are placed in Juvenile Detention Centers across the nation when they commit crimes. Ideally, the time spent away from home will improve the situation for the child.
In many cases, however, bad situations get worse especially when the child is abused or neglected by detention officials and other juvenile inmates. A study was recently performed that showed that 13,000 children across the nation were abused or neglected in the juvenile detention system. You can read more about this interesting but tragic study at Associated Press (AP) Finds that 13000 Children Were Reported to be Abused Across the Nation in 4 Year Time Period.