Last One Over the Wall: The Massachusetts Experiment in Closing Reform Schools
Last One over the Wall is an analytical and autobiographical account of Jerome G. Miller's tenure as head of the Massachusetts juvenile justice system, during which he undertook one of the most daring and drastic steps in recent juvenile justice history -- he closed reformatories and returned offenders to community supervision and treatment by private schools and youth agencies. Filled with insights into juvenile and adult behavior in prison and outside, Miller's account provides a rare opportunity to view our juvenile justice system as a whole, including all the politics, economics, and social biases that come with it. In a new preface for this edition, the author reflects on his decision of seven years ago and the lessons learned from it.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
administrators adolescents agencies Air Force alternatives asked Augustus Hall Boston Globe boys budget building called Camp Hill Chris Armstrong clinic close commissioner committed committee Cottage Nine crime Criminal Justice criminologists dangerous deinstitutionalization delinquent Department of Youth detention centers diagnosis discipline discipline cottage employees facility Frank Maloney funds girls governor group homes halfway Harvard human Hyde Park House Industrial School inmates institutions isolation juvenile corrections juvenile court juvenile offenders kids knew later legislation legislature less Lloyd Ohlin locked Lyman School Massachusetts McGinn meeting ment mental National occasionally percent person political problems professional psychiatric psychiatrist psychologists recidivism reform schools Roslindale sachusetts Sargent seemed sent Shirley social staff superintendent talk teenagers therapeutic community things tion tional told took Topsfield traditional training schools treatment violent wanted weeks young offenders youngsters youth corrections Youth Service Board