The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) released new data this week showing continued drops in youth incarceration. As of October 2014, the number of youth in confinement is 50,821. Read more here.
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Today, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) released new data on youth in residential custody. The data shows that nearly half of youth prisons and detention centers reported the use of isolation for four hours or more to control youths’ behavior. Read more here.
We’re using the mnemonic, l-o-c-k-e-d u-p, to show some of the main characteristics of a youth prison in a series of articles, Locked Up: What is a Youth Prison? One of those traits is that a youth prison often mirrors an adult correctional approach, despite the fact that youth prisons were originally created as an Read More