Youth prisons close across the nation.

Author:Gormsen, Lia
Position:News Briefs

Fewer juvenile arrests and more county-based treatment options have led to dramatically reduced numbers of juveniles in state juvenile facilities, reported The Salt Lake Tribune. States facing major corrections budget cuts cannot afford to operate facilities with so many open beds. In Ohio, the number of juvenile offenders has dropped by nearly half during the past two years, and the state has closed three facilities as a result. California closed a youth facility in Los Angeles that operated for nearly 115 years. Some of the closed facilities will become adult facilities, while...

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