Juvenile Prisons: It’s Time to Close ‘Factories of Failure’

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Philadelphia's "Youth Study Center," designed in 1948. Photo by Ezra Wolfe via Flickr

A year ago, in October 2016, Patrick McCarthy, president of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Miriam Shark, former associate director at Casey and I took an exhaustive look at the evidence surrounding America’s use of large, congregate care facilities – sometimes called youth centers, training schools or juvenile . . .

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