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Recently, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued a judgment in which it asked Poland to “stop the practice of detaining juveniles subject to correctional proceedings without a specific judicial decision,” a disastrous practice in which young suspects are jailed―often for months―while their alleged crimes are investigated. The case of Grabowski v. Poland, which resulted in the European Court’s call for change, concerned a juvenile (17 years old at the time) who was arrested on suspicion of committing several armed robberies and placed in pretrial detention (schronisko dla nieletnich in Polish, or “shelter for juveniles”) for three months while his case…