Posts Tagged: state prisons
A young inmate is escorted through a detention facility. (Photo: Thomas Andre Fure, via Shuterstock)
California sought to reform its juvenile justice system by housing young people closer to their communities in facilities that are intended to replace the youth prisons run by the Department of Juvenile Justice. If Los Angeles County’s experience is any indication, making that shift is more difficult than expected.
An aerial view of the California Correctional Center in Susanville, destined for closure. (Photo: CDCR)
California authorities have ordered the closure of state prisons for the first time in nearly two decades: Four are destined to be shut down in whole or in part, and three more are being discussed for possible closure.