Who Can Fix Camp Nobody?
Here’s my new LA Weekly feature about juvieniel justice in L.A.
Los Angeles County probation camps offer abuse instead of rehab
By Sam Slovick Thursday, Jul 8 2010
“I wouldn’t stop till I saw blood. A lot of blood,” says Jesse Aguiar, smiling easily in his neatly pressed button-up shirt as he sits on the well-maintained lawn at East Los Angeles College. A world of gangs and violence now part of the past, the handsome, vibrant, 18-year-old freshman from Watts has just completed the last final of his first semester. Thriving in academia, he’s overcome considerable challenges as a product of the scandal-ridden Los Angeles County juvenile-probation system.
Read the story here: LA WEEKLY