“Locked Up & Out” is the title of a new report released by the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana. According to the report, youth continue to report physical and sexual abuse, psychological abuse, excessive use of lockdown and isolation, confidentiality breaches and privacy violations, as well as insufficient post-disposition representation which results in limited access to the court system and therefore a lower probability of obtaining early release when warranted.
Locked Up & Out is the first report of its kind, addressing a population usually invisible in Louisiana’s juvenile justice system while also focusing on systemic changes that would improve conditions for all court-involved youth.
Wesley Ware spoke to Matt Olson on WTUL News & Views on Monday, July 12th.
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