Richard Swanson

  • News

    March 6, 2003

    Prisoners of Sex

    Colorado's costly program for violent teens was supposed to turn these girls around. Instead, they got turned out.

  • News

    December 2, 1999

    What We Have Here...Is a Failure to Rehabilitate

    The youthful offender system was supposed to save gang kids. Now it’s about snitching, fronting—and growing numbers of teens headed for adult prison.

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    July 18, 1996

    The Sins of Youth

    Colorado gambles millions on a second last chance for violent teens