‘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.
California Legislature and Governor Reach Agreement to Close Youth Prison System
California Judges Concerned About Quick Pace of Governor’s Plan to Close Youth Prisons
California Legislature Introduces Its Plan for the Closure of State’s Youth Prisons
Leader of California’s Juvenile Justice System Steps Down
Soon after California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) proposed widespread reforms for the state’s Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), its director has stepped down. A press release issued this week by Newsom’s office said that Chuck Supple would leave his post immediately, as a result of health issues.
Report: Plan to Expand California Youth Prisons Needs Tinkering
A report by the California Legislative Analyst’s Office raised some doubts about Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to see more older youth and young adults served in the state youth prison system administered by the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).