Dems criticize Corrections as Litscher testifies at JFC

JFC Dems today hammered at the Department of Corrections, though they credited Secretary Jon Litscher for making significant progress on several issues.
Litscher highlighted some of those improvements, particularly in improving staff training, verbal de-escalation of incidents and boosting psychological offerings at its two main youth facilities: Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake. The two are undergoing a federal investigation and lawsuits over mistreatment of inmates.
Litscher said counties have begun recognizing those improvements and sending their youth to those facilities again, pointing to a ...

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