‘It appears that no one cares’: Report slams Juvenile Hall for filthy conditions and poor leadership

Garrett Therolf | La Times
March 07, 2016

juvenile-hall-problemsA new county report on Los Angeles County’s Central Juvenile Hall depicts it as a leaderless operation with “unacceptable” and “deplorable” conditions similar to a “Third World country prison.”

Some walls were covered in gang graffiti and filth that no one made an effort to wash away. Morale among staffers was at “dungeon lows from a workforce that claims to be victims.”

And young detainees were sent into isolation for reasons outside of department policy — in one case for exchanging food with another detainee, the report alleges.

The report was written by Azael “Sal” Martinez, a volunteer probation department monitor who spent time incarcerated at juvenile hall as a teenager.

Read more here: http://www.latimes.com/local/countygovernment/la-me-juvenile-hall-problems-20160307-story.html

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