“Juvenile Hall: Powder Keg of Rage, Racism" - Mike Goodman - Los Angeles Times

“Juvenile Hall: Powder Keg of Rage, Racism" - Mike Goodman - Los Angeles Times

Youths Subjected to Sexual Degradation, Beatings and Rat-Pack Struggle to Survive

by: Mike Goodman | publication date: May 17, 1974 | Publication: Los Angeles Times | pages: A3

"This account of conditions at the hall located near County-USC Medical Center was compiled from legislative testimony, hall statistics, interviews with hall counselors, hall management, county probation sources and state officials, and in first-hand accounts by youngsters. Because most of the interviews were secured without official approval, the sources must remain unnamed.

"The findings were also borne out by an unsupervised, and unauthorized, inspection of the hall by a Times reporter . . . . "

Abstract: "Central Juvenile Hall. The county's sometime home--the nation's largest--for 500 to 600 boys and girls ranging in age from 10 to 18 and in trouble."

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