The Star Ledger Editorial Board writes:
Chris Christie’s departing Attorney General, Chris Porrino, had it right:
There aren’t many chances to save money by doing the right thing. But their plan to close two of New Jersey’s most wasteful and ineffective youth prisons is one of them…
While New Jersey is a leader in reducing its youth prison population, Black kids are still far more likely to be arrested and imprisoned, rather than diverted to more humane and effective community programs.
What we need to do now is re-imagine what our youth justice system should look like.