San Francisco Supervisors Vow to Shut Down Juvenile Hall

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Three San Francisco Supervisors are pledging to end the jailing of youth in the city. The move comes after a San Francisco Chronicle investigation found that serious crime by youth is down more than 80 percent from its peak in the mid-'90s. That's left San Francisco's 150 bed juvenile hall, like most youth lock up facilities in the state, less than half full. Forum talks about why youth crime has been declining and what it would mean to replace the city's expensive juvenile hall with alternatives to incarceration.


Jill Tucker, K-12 education reporter, San Francisco Chronicle

Joaquin Palomino, data and investigative reporter, San Francisco Chronicle