Juveniles Charged As Adults

This week on The Local Take I discuss #RaiseTheAgeGA with attorney Sherri Jefferson.

Ms. Jefferson explains the reasons that she began this quest in 2005. Seventeen year olds are charged as adults and incarcerated with adults.  Even though in every other social construct if you are 17 you are not considered an adult.  You cannot legally buy alcohol or tobacco products, get married or enter the military without your parent's consent.

This year New York and North Carolina raised the age in their states.