Latest Juvenile corrections News

Louisiana youths arrested in Alabama following escape

Jul. 30, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

BAY MINETTE, Ala. (AP) — Two youths who escaped from a juvenile facility in Louisiana were in custody following a standoff that led to the shutdown of Interstate 65 in southwest Alabama, authorities said Friday. A deputy stopped a vehicle on the highway on Thursday...

Report: Detainees provided violent, provocative video games

Jul. 27, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Staff at an Ohio juvenile detention facility purchased violent and sexually provocative video games for incarcerated male teens in violation of agency policy, including games showing crashes into police cars as a means of escape, state investigators said Tuesday. ...

Youth inmates' attitudes worsening, staff feels 'defeated'

Jul. 26, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Children held at Wisconsin's troubled youth prison are growing more frustrated with their treatment and staff seem defeated, according to a court-appointed monitor's latest appraisal of conditions at the facility. The state Department of Corrections...

Authorities ID youth services staffer who died after assault

Jul. 20, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Authorities on Tuesday released the name of a state Youth Services employee who died after being assaulted at a juvenile facility in Springfield. The Hampden district attorney's office said James Hillman, 60, of Springfield, died weeks after...

Juvenile inmates ordered removed from Oklahoma County jail

Jul. 13, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State health officials notified the Oklahoma County Detention Center on Tuesday that all juvenile inmates must be removed from the jail by Friday after a surprise inspection found numerous deficiencies at the problem-plagued jail. The Oklahoma State...

Victim's negligence cited as defense in youth abuse case

Jul. 12, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Attorneys for New Hampshire's state-run youth detention center are suggesting that a man who claims he was physically and sexually assaulted by multiple counselors as a teen was partially responsible for at least some of the alleged abuse. David...

Lawmakers agree to meet again on juvenile crime issues

Jul. 07, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A bipartisan group of Connecticut lawmakers agreed Wednesday to keep working together to possibly change some state laws and policies to address a recent string of car thefts and other crimes being committed by repeat juvenile offenders. House...

Last of 3 teens who escaped Tennessee facility is captured

Jul. 07, 2021 05:04 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The last of three teenagers who escaped from a Tennessee detention center last month has been captured, the U.S. Marshals Service said. The 17-year-old boy was found at an apartment in Memphis. He escaped with two other juveniles on June 23 from...

Ex-detention center guard pleads guilty to taking bribes

Jul. 06, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A former guard at a juvenile detention center in Chehalis pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal charge that he accepted bribes in exchange for smuggling marijuana, cell phones and other contraband inside. Prosecutors said Julio Hayes, a former guard...

Consultants hired to develop NH youth center closure plan

Jul. 05, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Plans to close New Hampshire’s youth detention center are quickly taking shape, with a consultant due to submit a preliminary report in the next two weeks. The two-year state budget Gov. Chris Sununu signed June 25 includes a mandate to close the...