Latest Juvenile corrections News

Detainees go on rampage in state's juvenile detention center

Oct. 18, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Detainees broke windows and tore apart classrooms, offices and living spaces at the Long Creek Youth Development Center, prompting a call for help from local police, officials said Monday. It was bad enough that the South Portland Police...

Police: 5 juveniles escape Louisiana jail; 4 captured

Oct. 15, 2021 06:28 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Five juveniles overpowered two guards at a detention center in Louisiana and escaped late Thursday, with four of the inmates taking off in a vehicle, police said. The inmates escaped from juvenile detention center in Baton Rouge, police Sgt....

Vermont pauses plan to consider 19-year-olds as juveniles

Oct. 06, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont plans to halt legislation that would change the way the state's criminal justice system handles 18- and 19-year-old criminal offenders because state officials said some young offenders are too dangerous to be treated as juveniles. The...

Tennessee illegally jailed minors elligble for settlement

Oct. 02, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — About 1,450 people jailed illegally as minors in Tennessee can claim part of a $11 million class-action settlement, but fewer than 200 people have filed eligible claims, the Daily News Journal reported. The lawsuit revealed the Rutherford...

Autopsy: No fatal injuries found in death of Kansas teen

Sep. 30, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Preliminary autopsy results show that a teenager who died after being restrained at a Kansas juvenile detention facility didn't suffer any injuries that would have been life-threatening, authorities said Thursday. The autopsy on 17-year-old Cedric...

Lawmakers get consultants' report on new youth facility

Sep. 30, 2021 11:35 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s sprawling youth detention center should be replaced with a much smaller facility designed and staffed as a residential treatment home instead of a prison, according a consultant’s report presented to lawmakers Thursday. The state...

Middle schooler arrested after loaded handgun found in bag

Sep. 28, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

RIALTO, Calif. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy was arrested after bringing a loaded handgun in his backpack to a Southern California middle school, authorities said. A safety-intervention officer found the weapon Monday after the student was detained and searched at Kolb...

2 women sue New Hampshire over youth detention center abuse

Sep. 28, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Two new lawsuits alleging abuse by New Hampshire youth detention center workers are the first from female accusers. The lawsuits filed Monday by Corrine Murphy and Natasha Maunsell are the latest in what is expected to be a flood of individual...

Juvenile justice reforms allow demolition of youth lockup

Sep. 19, 2021 08:02 AM EDT

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah (AP) — The Wasatch Youth Center is no more. Demolition crews on Monday began work in tearing down the former long-term, secure lockup for child offenders. A backhoe knocked down brick walls and tore off the roof of a gymnasium. A stray office chair...

Young adult prison suggested for youth center property

Sep. 17, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire could solve two problems at once by replacing its youth detention center with two much smaller facilities and using the sprawling juvenile campus to house young adult inmates instead, a former state official told lawmakers this week. ...