Latest Juvenile corrections News

Mom sues over teen's suicide at Maine youth detention center

Apr. 16, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The mother of a transgender teenager who died by suicide at a youth detention center in Maine has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the state. Michelle Knowles, of North Vassalboro, filed the lawsuit Tuesday against the Maine Department of...

7th man arrested in youth detention center sex abuse case; was supervisor accused of dismissing boy's rape claim

Apr. 08, 2021 14:14 PM EDT
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — 7th man arrested in youth detention center sex abuse case; was supervisor accused of dismissing boy's rape claim.

King County jails audit finds racial bias in discipline

Apr. 07, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Black people jailed in King County generally face more severe discipline and more restrictive confinement than incarcerated people of other races, according to a sweeping audit of the King County Department Adult and Juvenile Detention’s (DAJD) jail operations. ...

Proposed budget would force closure of youth center

Apr. 05, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The proposed budget headed for a House vote this week would force the closure of New Hampshire’s youth detention center next year, though the head of the agency overseeing it calls the plan unrealistic. Rep. Jess Edwards, R-Auburn, said the House...

Teens who escaped Corrections custody apprehended

Apr. 01, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — Three teens who escaped from the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility Sunday have been arrested in Albany after being located by the Oregon State Police, officials said. The Oregon Youth Authority says at about 2 p.m. Wednesday, the escapees were...

3 teens escape from correctional facility after assault

Mar. 29, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

WOODBURN, Ore. (AP) — Three teenagers escaped the McLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn early Sunday after authorities said they attacked a staff member. The Oregon Youth Authority says the three young men who escaped through a fence early Sunday are...

California teenagers avoid jail for beating death of boy, 13

Mar. 26, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Two 14-year-old Southern California boys who beat a fellow student in 2019, causing his death, won't go to jail but must undergo anger management therapy, a judge ruled. Riverside County Superior Court Judge Roger A. Luebs imposed the...

Biden vows action on migrants as he defends border policy

Mar. 26, 2021 00:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will take steps to more quickly move hundreds of migrant children and teens out of cramped detention facilities along the Southwest border, President Joe Biden said. He was pushing back against suggestions that his administration's policies are responsible for the...

Biden vows action on migrants as he defends border policy

Mar. 25, 2021 22:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will take steps to more quickly move hundreds of migrant children and teens out of cramped detention facilities along the Southwest border, President Joe Biden said Thursday. He was pushing back against suggestions that his administration's policies are...

Judge deciding whether to dismiss youth sex abuse case

Mar. 25, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The lawyer for the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit alleging decades of abuse at New Hampshire’s youth detention center accused the state of silencing victims at a hearing Thursday. But an attorney for the state said the accuser should have come forward either soon after...