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Underreported: Abuse in Juvenile Prisons

Thursday, September 28, 2006

A new report from Human Rights Watch and the ACLU documents abuse and neglect in two high-security New York juvenile prisons. Mie Lewis, the report’s author, tells us that girls at Lansing and Tryon have been violently restrained and sexually abused by staff members. Mie Lewis is the Aryeh Neier Fellow at Human Rights Watch and the ACLU.

Read "Custody and Control: Conditions of Confinement in New York's Juvenile Prisons for Girls"
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