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Who should provide education to juvenile prisoners with special needs?




The corridor of a juvenile detention center.
The corridor of a juvenile detention center.
Photo by Richard Johnstone via Flickr Creative Commons

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Young people inevitably lose a lot of freedoms when they go to prison, yet they usually retain the right to an education. For inmates with learning disabilities, however, things are a bit more complicated.

California and federal laws are somewhat unclear when it comes to determining who should be responsible for providing that education. Education reporter Joanna Lin has been looking into this topic for the Center for Investigative Reporting.