Juveniles in California's Prison System

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 | |

Increasing numbers of youth are being introduced into California's criminal justice system. According to the most recent state figures, more than three quarters of youth offenders are charged with nonviolent crimes. Advocates for institutionalized youth say rehabilitation is an evasive goal while abuse and isolation is commonplace. Pacifica's Ernesto Arce files this report from Los Angeles.