Thursday, July 6, 2017

Saving Our Youth: 'Jails Are No Place for Kids' (Patrick McCarthy)

This video was published on YouTube on July 14, 2015.

Tonight, more than 60,000 of America’s young people will be locked in a cell within a couple of feet of a toilet. Some will be forced to remain in isolation, often for many days, at the discretion of a correctional officer with little to no training on the developmental risks associated with such punishment. In his forceful, conscience-raising talk, Patrick McCarthy, President and CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, issues a national call to action urging all Americans to help close every youth prison in the United States.

Source: TEDx Talks

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