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89 children have been detained for too long in Sweden this year. This is shown by an examination that Sveriges Radio has carried out.
Persons under the age of 18 must be detained for a maximum of three months, as children are considered more vulnerable than adults. According to Sveriges Radio’s data, 89 children have been detained for longer than three months during the year.
High workload linked to the severe wave of violence is pointed out as one of the reasons.
– I think that all authorities in the judicial chain are struggling hard to cope with the social development and the effects this is having, says Emma Ekstrand, head of department at the Correctional Service to the radio.