Numerous Reforms, Little Time for Los Angeles County to Improve its Juvenile Detention Facilities
Los Angeles County Renews Pledge to Stop Incarcerating Girls
LA County Supervisors voted unanimously to work toward ending the incarceration of girls, part of a national effort that's gaining momentum.
California’s Historic Shuttering of State-run Youth Prisons is Moving Forward, But Remains Far From its Progressive Vision
As California's youth prisons close, each of the state's counties have submitted plans to house and rehabilitate youth closer to home.
Los Angeles County Avoids Juvenile Hall Closures, but New Problems Surface
Los Angeles County has averted the closure of its two juvenile halls, but must address new problems that surfaced in a recent inspection.
State Agency Declares L.A.’s Juvenile Halls ‘Unsuitable for Confinement of Minors’
Monterey County to Shrink Its New Juvenile Hall Amid Falling Incarceration Rates and Push for Police Reform
With the pandemic pounding government coffers and growing national protests over policing in communities of color, the Monterey County Board of Supervisors announced Tuesday that it will reduce the size of its soon-to-be constructed juvenile hall.
California Proposal Would Limit Teens’ Transfer to Adult Jails
Under legislation moving through the California Senate, teenagers who turn 18 and would otherwise be moved to adult jails could remain in juvenile facilities – a shift described as a protective measure against the deadly spread of coronavirus.
Two L.A. Youth Test Positive for the Coronavirus in Juvenile Halls
A scenario feared by parents and advocates for months came true Thursday, when two teenagers incarcerated in Los Angeles County juvenile halls were confirmed to be infected with coronavirus, just days after testing began for all new arrivals, officials said.
In the Midst of COVID-19 Crisis, Alameda County Must Rethink Its Youth Justice System
Late last month, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced that California was granting early release to 3,500 people in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus virus and protect corrections staff.
For a Half-Century, Pioneering Reformer Worked To Downsize Juvenile Incarceration
Two decades ago, justice reformers Paul DeMuro and Bart Lubow toured a Cleveland juvenile detention facility with corrections officials. As the group discussed policy and practice while walking along one of the prison-like tiers, DeMuro wandered over to where a young teenager was being held in solitary confinement.