Two-thirds of incarcerated youth in the United States are held in detention centers, long-term secure facilities, or adult prisons or jails. The remaining youth are held in residential treatment facilities, group homes, ranch or wilderness camps, shelters, reception/diagnostic centers, boot camps, and Indian country facilities. Definitions of the facilities (in alphabetical order) include: Adult prisons or jails: Long-term facilities that mainly house individuals aged 18 and older. Jails are operated by local authorities, and prisons are operated by state or federal authorities. Boot camp: A secure facility that operates like military basic . . .
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