What a difference a word makes.
A year ago, supporters of a bill to end solitary confinement in California’s juvenile detention facilities were lamenting the bill’s failure and gearing up for a new fight. At a press conference in San Francisco in early December, state Sen. Mark Leno, the Bay Area lawmaker who authored the failed bill, announced plans to re-introduce it in 2016.
To signal his frustration, he proposed calling it the “Stop Torture of Children . . .
Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!