Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Los Angeles Boot Camps Amount to Child Abuse

State lawmakers have announced a final push to pass legislation that would regulate for profit juvenile boot camps. California Senate Bill 1089 was unanimously approved by state senators and now awaits an Assembly vote this month. The legislation was spurred by the release of two disturbing videos that showed youths being forced to haul heavy tires and drink until they vomited. Pacifica KPFK’s Ernesto Arce files this report from Los Angeles.