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New law in 1 minute: California closing state youth prisons

For decades, many California teens convicted of serious crimes — such as robbery, assault, and murder — were sent to state juvenile prisons. This year Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the closure of these state facilities. Under a new law, California’s three remaining youth prisons will no longer accept newly convicted youth after July 2021. Instead, counties will […]