A new poll released today shows a strong majority of Virginians – from a wide range of backgrounds and all political stripes – favor keeping young people out of harmful, ineffective prisons like the notorious Beaumont Juvenile Correctional Center, instead preferring alternatives to incarceration that are proven to lead to better outcomes. The poll was Read More
Our country’s system of youth incarceration is unjust, ineffective and costly. The overwhelming evidence shows that alternatives to youth prisons are more fair, more safe, and more economically sound.
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Today, in response to the Department of Corrections Secretary Jon Litscher’s claim that Lincoln Hills School for Boys is now a safe facility following changes to psychological services and guard training, Youth Justice Milwaukee (YJM) released the following statement: “Making a few changes to a youth prison as dangerous as Lincoln Hills is an insufficient Read More
A new poll released today by Youth First shows that 78 percent of Americans favor keeping young people out of prisons and instead prefer community-based alternatives that are proven to lead to better outcomes. At a time when partisan polarization is dominating the political landscape, the poll finds that Americans from a wide range of Read More