By the Numbers
Posted Nov 1, 2009 9:40 PM CDT
By Jill Schachner Chanen
The number of states where 7-year-olds can be prosecuted, sentenced and incarcerated as adults for certain crimes.
The number of states (Florida and Pennsylvania) where 7-year-olds can receive a mandatory sentence of life without parole.
The number of children, age 12 and under, judicially transferred to an adult court between 1985 and 2004.
Source: “From Time Out to Hard Time: Young Children in the Adult Criminal Justice System,” Michele Deitch et al, University of Texas at Austin.