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State of California looking to phase out juvenile prison system

Posted at 10:39 AM, Sep 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-06 13:39:05-04

CALIFORNIA — The state of California is looking to phase out its state-operated juvenile prison system. A new bill is a part of Governor Gavin Newsom's plan to unravel the division of juvenile justice, which houses around 750 youths.

Lawmakers added standards for the money that would be provided to counties to house and treat youths. Although the counties say the restrictions hinder their ability to provide proper care, the bill passed in the final hours of the annual session last week.