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April 12, 2004 | From Times Wire Services
More than 600 cases of abuse or neglect have taken place at state juvenile detention centers in the last decade, with nearly two-thirds occurring since 2000, the Orlando Sentinel reported. The 661 confirmed cases at Department of Juvenile Justice facilities since 1994 were scattered across the state and range from physical to sexual abuse, according to the newspaper's review of state records. C.
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December 6, 1989 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to consider putting drug-dependent teen-age offenders through a boot camp-type regimen at two Probation Department detention facilities in the Lake Hughes area to help the youths kick their drug habits. Supervisors voted 4 to 0 to have county Probation Department chief Barry Nidorf review a military-style program for possible use at Camp Munz and Camp Mendenhall, two of the department's dozen camps for teen-age offenders.
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July 9, 1987 | TRACEY KAPLAN, Times Staff Writer
A 12-year-old Los Angeles boy who was being detained in San Fernando Valley Juvenile Hall on suspicion of auto theft hanged himself early Monday morning in his room, county officials said. Samuel Salas, dressed in a county-issued sweat shirt, pants, T-shirt, socks and sneakers, tied a bed sheet to an air vent and hanged himself at about 2:45 a.m. Monday, said Hervle Lowrey, deputy director of detention services with the Los Angeles County Probation Department.
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August 21, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A cook was charged Monday with sexually assaulting two girls at a county juvenile detention center in Saugus. The district attorney's office charged Jose Holquin, 56, with statutory rape, forcible lewd acts with a minor and assault with intent to commit a lewd act. Holquin, of South Gate, was arrested Aug. 16 after an investigation by the county sheriff's and probation departments. The investigation began after several girls at Camp Scott complained.
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December 29, 2001 | CLAIRE LUNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Major League Baseball has a vision of an academy where Dodgers past and present will teach the intricacies of the game to the city's at-risk youths. But hundreds who live near the proposed northeast Valley site take a darker view of the project, even as city officials hope it will unite the area with the rest of Los Angeles.
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March 2, 2001 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A controversial proposal for a youth camp at the remote eastern edge of the county has been put on hold, raising questions about the viability of a project that local residents say would irreparably disturb their bucolic community. The Orange County Probation Department on Wednesday asked the county Planning Commission to delay certification of the project's environmental impact report.
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December 1, 2005 | Jenifer Warren, Times Staff Writer
One year after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vowed to make the state's youth prisons places where inmates receive "a better chance to succeed in life," his administration Wednesday released a court-mandated plan to carry out that vision, outlining a therapeutic approach that has proved successful elsewhere in the country.
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August 23, 2002 | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Behind the high concrete walls of a Los Angeles County juvenile probation center in the Santa Monica Mountains, a dozen boys clad in orange shorts and white T-shirts discussed deadlines and tossed around story ideas. While serving time at Camp David Gonzales, they run a newspaper, Behind the Wall, that is unusual for a youth publication in several respects. For one thing, there are two editions, different in an uncommon way.
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May 24, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The family of a teenager who died after being roughed up by guards at a juvenile boot camp last year will receive $5 million under a bill signed in Tallahassee by Gov. Charlie Crist. Martin Lee Anderson, 14, died in January 2006 shortly after being kneed and struck and having ammonia tablets held to his nose at the military-style facility run by the Bay County Sheriff's Office in Panama City. Seven guards and a nurse at the camp face manslaughter charges.
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