Fixing What’s Wrong with Florida’s Youth Prisons
In an opinion piece for The Miami Herald, Candice Jones, Public Welfare Foundation President and CEO; Patrick McCarthy, President and CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation; and Vincent Schiraldi, Senior Research Scientist at the Columbia University Justice Lab, urge Florida to close its youth detention centers in the wake of a Herald investigative series detailing a pattern of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse of children in custody.
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