More teens locked up than projected since ‘Raise the Age’ law took effect

More teens locked up than projected since ?Raise the Age? law took effect

CHARLOTTE —

State leaders said they’ve locked up more 16- and 17-year-olds than projected within the first month North Carolina’s “Raise the Age” law has been in effect.

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In the video at the top of this webpage, reporter Tina Terry looks at the newly released numbers and learns how the new law is already driving up costs for law enforcement.

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