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Isolated and scared: The plight of juveniles locked up during the coronavirus pandemic

Arjanae Avula talks to her younger brother twice a week. Phone calls last about three minutes before they’re cut off. During their last conversation, she said, he was crying. “When am I going to get out of here? … Do you know anything? Can you talk to anybody?” Avula recalled him asking.Her 18-year-old brother is at Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center, a coronavirus hot spot near Richmond, Virginia, where at least 25 youths and 10 employees have tested […]
Source: The Jacksonvill Daily News

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