‘Intolerable’ and ‘Appalling’ — Los Angeles County Juvenile Halls Face New Round of Scrutiny
California Budget Plan Supports Shifting Youth from State Prisons to Juvenile Halls, Amid Opposition
California's plan to close youth prisons includes investments in local juvenile halls, which critics say aren't rehabilitative or preventative.
California Invests in Higher Education in Prisons and Juvenile Halls
California Assembly Bill 417 would expand college opportunities for people who are currently or formerly incarcerated, if signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Report: As California Closes Juvenile Lockups, Counties Fail to Support Intended Rehabilitation
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.
Too Many L.A. County Low-Level Youth Offenders Still in Custody Amid Pandemic, Advocates Say
Although Los Angeles has released scores of youth offenders from its county-run juvenile halls and camps to prevent the grim march of the coronavirus, hundreds of young people charged with “non-serious or minor offenses” remain detained, according to recently filed court documents.
Juvenile Halls Are Not Our Destiny
Counties across California are questioning what has thus far been a hallmark element of a flawed juvenile justice system: juvenile halls. There are many reasons to ask this question at this moment.
California Youth Have Been Pepper Sprayed More Than 5,000 Times in Three Years
Young people in California’s juvenile justice system were exposed to chemical agents like pepper spray more than 5,000 times over the course of three years, according to a new report from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California.
Youth Prison Paradox: Californians Want Them Shut Down While Counties Keep Building
According to a new poll released Wednesday by the California Endowment, a majority of California residents say they’d like to see all of the state’s juvenile incarceration facilities closed down. The survey comes at a time when counties are adapting to a significant downturn in youth crime and flagging numbers of young people incarcerated at juvenile camps, halls and ranches across the state.