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Demolition of Camp Vernon youth lockup called start of new era
Demolition of Camp Vernon youth lockup called start of new era

Los Angeles County officials marked what they describe as the beginning of a new era in juvenile justice Friday by breaking ground on the demolition of Camp Vernon Kilpatrick, a 50-year-old juvenile lockup outside Malibu. The 125-bed camp is set to be razed and remade in a $48-million project that officials and advocates say will create a facility better set up to rehabilitate young offenders. "Rehabilitative, not punitive — that's the message, and that's the model that this camp is going to be the poster child for when it's completed," said county Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. Before the lockup in the Malibu hills closed for demolition, its barracks-like...

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