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Report: Serious Flaws in Calif. Juvenile System

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Report: Serious Flaws in Calif. Juvenile System

Report: Serious Flaws in Calif. Juvenile System

Report: Serious Flaws in Calif. Juvenile System

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Recent reports on California's juvenile detention system charge it with failing in nearly every aspect of its mission to rehabilitate young offenders. The reports say the California Youth Authority overmedicates some inmates while denying them adequate medical care, confines some to cages for counseling and school lessons, and keeps others in lockdown 23 hours a day. NPR's Richard Gonzales reports.

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