Should juvenile offenders serve time in adult prison?

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WRTV6
6:53 PM, Jul 16, 2014
Chris Proffitt

 

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana judges are using a change in state laws to keep juvenile offenders sentenced as adults out of adult prisons.

Paul Gingerich was only 12 when he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder and he is believed to be the youngest person in Indiana ever sentenced to prison as an adult. Now at age 16, he’s in a juvenile detention facility, but has since become the de facto face of children sentenced to serve time in adult prisons.