RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — As Virginia reconsiders how it incarcerates kids, a new report reveals startling new data about the cost and effectiveness of the Commonwealth’s Juvenile Correctional Facilities. It’s a controversial topic 8News has been investigating for months.
$42 million dollars is the budgeted cost for a new juvenile correctional facility in the state. A new report from the Rise for Youth Campaign Coalition, a group advocating that youth prisons don’t work, found that hundreds of thousands of dollars will be spent just for the secure wire fencing around the youth prisons.
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