ALBANY — New York’s system of juvenile prisons is broken, with young people battling mental illness or addiction held alongside violent offenders in abysmal facilities where they receive little counseling, can be physically abused and rarely get even a basic education, according to a report by a state panel.
The report, prepared by a task force appointed by Gov. David A. Paterson and led by Jeremy Travis, president of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, comes three months after a federal investigation found that excessive force was routinely used at four prisons, resulting in injuries as severe as broken bones and shattered teeth.
While some prisons for violent and dangerous offenders should be preserved, the report calls for most to be replaced with a system of smaller centers closer to the communities where most of the families of the youths in custody live.
John Rawlings Rees would be proud of his legacy, if he weren't going through Hell (assuming he had a soul). It sounds to me like the Satanists who have been using this system as a cover for their SRA (some probably posing as patients/inmates so they can commit greater violence with a pretext of insanity) have moved on to some situation where they can escalate their abuse, such as a black site in Afghanistan.