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Sanders, L. (2019, June 26). The U.S. prison system can harm young brains, scientist warns. Retrieved July 2, 2019.

The violence, stress and isolation that comes from incarceration can have a negative effect on the brains of young people, according to neuroscientist B.J. Casey of Yale University. Casey says brain development could be affected for the estimated 53,000 youths who are in US jails, prisons or other types of facilities.