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Violence, Abuse & Neglect in the California Youth Authority

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Published on Jun 9, 2007

The film, "System Failure: Violence, Abuse and Neglect in the California Youth Authority" (2004); Human rights video group, Witness, documents the systemic failures of Califorinia's youth "justice" agency, the California Youth Authority (CYA), and the movement to change it. The video portrays the rehabilitation facililies of the system as "warehouses of abuse and neglect" citing a series of reports which "... revealed horrific conditions, including 23 hour a day solitary confinement and extreme levels of violence, sexual assault, guard abuse, and medical, educational, and mental health care neglect."; Contact Information: http://www.witness.org/jsrightsalert.... Creative Commons license: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs;

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