Juvenile corrections

July 20, 2017 - 6:54 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The acting director of the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice has proposed restructuring housing for inmates in order to decrease recidivism rates. The State reports agency chief Freddie Pough outlined his proposal Wednesday at a meeting of Gov. Henry McMaster's...
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FILE - This Aug. 3, 2009, file photo shows a GPS locater worn on the ankle of a parolee in Rio Linda, Calif. Legal scholars say stringent rules in California for juvenile offenders who are required to wear GPS monitoring bracelets are cycling children back behind bars for minor infractions. A report being released Wednesday, July 12, 2017, by the University of California, Berkeley, and the East Bay Law Center found "unrealistically onerous" policies after an examination of 58 counties. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
July 12, 2017 - 5:07 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Counties' overly stringent and varied GPS tracking policies are cycling California juvenile offenders back behind bars for minor infractions, according to a new report. Rules for juveniles who wear GPS monitors were "unrealistically onerous," and "undermine the rehabilitative...
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July 09, 2017 - 10:31 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For more than 90 minutes, 15-year-old Jaquin (jah-KWAHN') Thomas' motionless body hung from a New Orleans jail window bar before anyone noticed. The suicide last fall was the second in a year at the new jail, which was supposed to help solve a myriad of longstanding problems:...
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In this March 3, 2017 photo, razor wire is coiled along a fence at the closed Mount McGregor Correctional Facility in Wilton, N.Y. Perched atop an Adirondack mountain, the 325-acre site for sale seems to have everything a developer could want: spectacular views, a man-made lake, close proximity to the tourist destination of Saratoga Springs and, oh, former President Ulysses S. Grant lived out his final days in a home next door. States are finding out the hard way that closed prisons can be a tough sell. (AP Photo/Chris Carola)
March 17, 2017 - 1:55 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Perched atop an Adirondack mountain, the 325-acre site for sale seems to have everything a developer could want: spectacular views, a man-made lake, close proximity to the tourist destination of Saratoga Springs and, oh, former President Ulysses S. Grant lived out his final days...
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