Teens Work With Legislators to Bring Change

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Raise the Age Coalition

Courtesy of NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Photo by J. Vogel

From left to right: Jim St. Germain, a youth advocate representing Raise the Age Coalition, New York state Sen. Velmanette Montgomery and Ashley Duncan.

The U.S. has the highest incarceration rate and the largest prison population of any country in the world. On any given day, an estimated 2.7 million minor children (under age 18) have an incarcerated parent, according to the Pew Charitable Trust 2010 report “Collateral Costs . . .

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