Youth detention center
Children’s rights advocates and health experts have warned state officials for weeks that it was just a matter of time before the virus took off inside juvenile facilities.
Employees plan a walkout for Wednesday after executives refused to stop selling furniture intended for migrant detention centers.
Officials in the California city voted to shutter the youth detention facility and expand juvenile justice alternatives.
"Every child deserves the proper amount of love to get what he or she needs,” said Virginia educator Rodney Robinson as he recalled his mother's words.
Members of the city’s Board of Supervisors introduced a measure to shutter the youth detention facility within three years.
In most states, there’s no minimum age for juvenile detention.
Cesar Gaspar faced five years in juvenile detention for bringing a pocketknife to school. Many other kids exposed to lead face similar fates.
Prison-like detention centers compound the trauma of vulnerable kids.