The Darkest Part of the Tunnel
Nell Bernstein reports on how California’s youth prisons got shut down, and what comes next as county juvenile justice systems take over.
California’s Once-Notorious Youth Prisons Shut Down Today, Accelerating a National Trend
California’s youth prisons have closed their steel doors for good, marking the end of what was once the nation’s largest youth prison system.
The Untold Story of How a Stubborn Group of Parents Helped Shutter the Nation’s Largest Youth Prison System
For years, a tireless group of parents trekked to the California state Capitol. Their goal: to shut down the California Youth Authority.
‘The Darkest Part of the Tunnel’
How a stack of letters from incarcerated kids spurred a decades-long fight to reform and ultimately abolish California's youth prison system.
As California Shuts its Youth Prisons, Unlikely Critics Emerge
Attorneys who helped usher the historic closure of California's youth prisons worry that kids will now be sent to even-worse local facilities.