Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Troubled boot camp closing

Conceding South Dakota's bleak history of incarcerating adolescents and young adults Marty Jackley's School to Prison Pipeline is getting the shaft.

Bob Mercer: "Governor closing STAR Academy for juvenile offenders at Custer on April 8. Staff received lay-off notices. Ends era for South Dakota." The press release linked here.

A Brookings teen, Brady Folkens died under suspicious circumstances at the brutal camp. Criminal neglect has been alleged.

Another state camp was closed in November.

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