Md. Youth Jail To Be Scaled Back


(05/16/2011)
BALTIMORE — Construction of a juvenile detention center in East Baltimore could be delayed by a year after state prison officials announced they would reduce the size of the proposed $70 million facility.

Jail Tax Creates Controversy in Okla.


(04/08/2011)
EL RENO, Okla. — The Canadian County sheriff wants a new jail - just not right now.

N.C. Youth Center Closing Due to Budget Crisis


(01/21/2011)
Officials announced this week they will be closing Swannanoa Valley Youth Development Center and Woodson Wilderness Challenge program to cut costs.

Moving Juveniles Will Save Millions, Experts Say


(01/16/2011)
Gov. Jerry Brown says his proposal to eliminate California’s youth prisons and house juvenile offenders in county jails would save the state almost half a billion dollars next fiscal year and $1.4 billion annually while relieving prison overcrowding.

California Youth Facility Closure Could Save Millions


(12/21/2010)
Plans to shut down the Preston Youth Correctional Facility — something that could save the state tens of millions of dollars — is running into opposition.

Michigan Mulls Privatization of Juvenile Justice


(01/05/2010)
In an effort to make up a $2.8 billion shortfall in statewide revenue, Republican state legislators introduced a bill that would complete the privatization of Michigan’s juvenile justice system.

Pima County Upgrades Juvenile Facility for Violent Offenders


(12/11/2009)
Pima County is spending almost $1.2 million to upgrade its juvenile detention facility to house violent juvenile offenders currently held at the county jail.

Detention School: An Incarceration Alternative

By Dan Rowe, AIA
(12/09/2005)
The solution to the overcrowding problem at a juvenile facility in Kansas was detention school — a facility that offers enough of a deterrent that youth do not want to return, while at the same time allowing them to avoid detention.