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Disabled Teen Rages, Pounds on Cell Door and Confounds Florida Juvenile Justice – The Miami Herald

Florida’s inability to properly fund juvenile residential facilities is keeping a 17-year-old who is intellectually disabled—so much so that he has been declared incompetent to stand trial—in a traditional juvenile facility. Due to the teen’s disabilities, he is unable to understand why is locked up causing him to rage daily in an effort to voice his frustrations with the system. Why is this happening and how come it happens so often in Florida? Read more.

 

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