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Commitment of juveniles

No juvenile committed to the custody of the Attorney General, whether pursuant to an adjudication of delinquency or conviction for an offense, may be placed in an adult jail or correctional institution with regular contact with adults incarcerated for criminal charges. 18 U.S.C.A. § 5039 (West Supp. 1995). Juveniles who are in custody pursuant to transfer to adult status are housed in juvenile contract facilities until they reach eighteen, when they are redesignated to a regular adult institution.