Manson Prison Holding Fewer and Fewer Young Adults, Teens

The CT Mirror

By Kelan Lyons

A small bit of data at a juvenile justice meeting caught William Carbone’s eye recently: there were just 43 young boys confined at the state’s high-security prison in Cheshire. “Three years ago this month, in July 2016, we had 76, said Carbone, the executive director of Tow Youth Justice Institute. “Every time we look at this, there’s fewer and fewer kids there, which is a good thing.” Other members of the state’s Juvenile Justice Policy and Oversight Committee shared Carbone’s enthusiasm. “That’s a great stat,” Department of Correction Commissioner Rollin Cook said. “I almost started applauding.”

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