Making Mayberry youth-offender friendly?

Feb 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Krupp Files, Prisons & Confinement, Sex Offenders, Spotlight

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One Comment to “Making Mayberry youth-offender friendly?”

  1. Bob Walsh says:

    I have long maintained that it would be difficult to transfer custody of ALL DJJ wards to local control. Many of them, no problem. Probably even most of them. There will continue to be a small but significant number of truly dangerous juveniles that will require specialized housing that the counties will probably be unable or unwilling to deal with.

    I am reminded of a facility in Great Britain which I expect is still active. It houses only very young murderers, sex offenders and similar dangerous types. It makes the cost per ward figure of the current DJJ look like chump change. If you are willing to spend the money, you can do what you want. Right now, I am unsure we are willing to spend the money, or have the money if we are willing to do so. Resources are finite, as it the patience of the public. It makes for hard and awkward choices.