Study: Half of youths admitted to NYC jails suffered brain injury before incarceration

  • by: JAKE PEARSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 18, 2014 - 2:20 PM

NEW YORK — About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City's jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that's the latest in a growing body of research documenting head trauma among young offenders.

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