09 Jan '12, 1am

Jerry Brown Closes California’s Child Prisons #Prison #Reform

Jerry Brown Closes California’s Child Prisons #Prison #Reform

This week Governor Jerry Brown announced that all youth prisons in the state will be permanently closed. These historic child jail closures are being partially driven by budget crisis concerns, and partly as one component of larger progressive prison reforms that will be implemented throughout California. The San Jose Mercury News reported on the historic child prison closures, and offered this insight into the governor’s reasons for instigating these smart changes: “…Brown’s vision represents far more than just belt-tightening. Already, it’s being described by crime experts across the country as a historic proposal given the state’s size and the notorious history of its youth prisons. Wire-mesh cages, 23-hour cell confinement and brutal staff beatings are well-documented parts of that legacy. ‘California is at the front end, cutting edge of what is going to be the huge tr...

Full article: http://ecolocalizer.com/2012/01/08/jerry-brown-closes-cal...

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