After 35 years, a lawsuit over ‘inhumane’ juvenile detention in D.C. has led to major reforms
The Washington Post
February 17, 2020

The now-closed Oak Hill Academy once served as the District's maximum security juvenile detention facility. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

“In 1985, when the District was still warehousing juvenile offenders in a pair of decrepit, vermin-infested detention centers — each rife with violence and lacking any meaningful health care or rehabilitation programs — a group of lawyers filed a 42-page complaint in D.C. Superior Court, demanding reforms.”

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