In less than 20 years, California has gone from having nearly the highest juvenile incarceration rate in the country, to having one of the lowest. We talk with criminal justice expert Dan Macallair about this radical shift in the state's approach to youth corrections. His new book, "After The Doors Were Locked," traces the sometimes brutal history of California's juvenile justice system and the various attempts to reform it, from the Gold Rush onwards.
Dan Macallair on The History of Youth Corrections in California
Dan Macallair, director and co-founder Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice; author,"After the Doors Were Locked: A History of Youth Corrections in California and the Origins" of 21st Century Reform"