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Youth Incarceration in Mexico

In this infographic, the Mexico Institute illustrates demographics and statistics surrounding incarcerated youth in Mexico.

Youth Incarceration in Mexico

In 2014, a study was conducted by Elena Azaola, a Mexican psychoanalyst and anthropologist, in four Mexican states (Hidalgo, Coahuila, Sinaloa, and Morelos) surveying 70% of their incarcerated youth charged with serious felonies. In this infographic, the Mexico Institute illustrates the statistics resulting from the study. 

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Gabrielle Velasco

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Mexico Institute

The Mexico Institute seeks to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing the bilateral relationship. A binational Advisory Board, chaired by Luis Téllez and Earl Anthony Wayne, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute.   Read more