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May 15, 2017 | Number of The Day
Percentage of black prisoners in NJ Juvenile Justice System

There are currently 278 prisoners in New Jersey’s Juvenile Justice System. The vast majority are black (75 percent) and male: only 11 of those being held are female. Ages range from 14 to 19 and older, and they have been incarcerated for a range of offenses: crimes against persons, violation of parole, crimes against property, drugs, disturbing public order, and drugs. Many prisoners have been convicted of multiple crimes.