New and improved facilities are a critical pillar of California's corrections transformation. But bureaucratic roadblocks, indifference from county sheriffs, and critical errors in planning by local officials have meant dozens of California jails remain broken and dangerous.
The information is being provided through a new "fusion" intelligence-gathering center in El Salvador that is funded by the Department of State.
Advocates say education can transform offenders—and the neighborhoods where they live.
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The raids will target teenagers who have traveled to the U.S. without guardians.
But that doesn’t make its racially biased gang policies any better.
Los Angeles gave America the modern street gang. Groups like the Crips and MS-13 have spread from coast to coast, and even abroad. But on Southern California's streets they have been vanishing. Has L.A. figured out how to stop the epidemic it set loose on the world?
Journalists are misrepresenting a new study about the number of children killed every year by firearms.
Young men in gangs are disproportionately prone to anxiety disorders, psychosis.