We’re using the mnemonic, “locked up” to show some of these key characteristics of a youth prison. This article is the second in the series, Locked Up: What is a Youth Prison? One of those traits is that a youth prison is old, outdated and obsolete.
How old is the youth prison model?
Established nearly 200 years ago, the first youth prison was the New York House of Refuge, opening on January 1, 1825. It was the first youth prison to be established in the world and by the end of the 19th century, every state in the US had one.
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