By Halle Stockton | Juvenile Justice Information Exchange | October 25, 2015
It’s the end of the line for these Pennsylvania kids. They’ve fallen through every safety net, and they keep making the same mistakes or more violent ones.
The kids — nearly all black or white teenage boys — are sent hours away from their families to youth correctional facilities, sterile lock-downs surrounded by barbed wire or cabins so far out in the wilderness they’re considered secure even without a fence.
They are the toughest kids in the juvenile justice system. And, in some ways, the most vulnerable. Continue reading »