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Reports of solitary confinement, beatings by guards and prisoner suicides led to lawsuits against the California Youth Authority. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger now agrees that it-s time to restore CYA to national leadership in treating kids convicted of crimes, and he-s promised to make improvements. Lawyers suing the State of California credit Schwarzenegger's reversal of the -tooth and nail- approach of Davis administration. As a result, there are new plans to reduce violence, improve health care and return to the goal of rehabilitating some 3700 young inmates. We hear from the special master who, if the court approves, may make periodic progress reports, and from an advocacy group in San Francisco.
  • Making News: Eisner-s Third Day on the Stand
    Walt Disney CEO Michael Eisner was back on the witness stand today in that Delaware courtroom where stockholders are suing over Michael Ovitz's $140 million settlement after just 14 months as company president. Kim Masters is covering the trial for National Public Radio.
  • Reporter-s Notebook: Schwarzenegger Completes His First Year as a Politician
    He promised to throw -special interests- out of Sacramento, but the man who denounced Gray Davis for raising too much political money, has doubled the former Governor-s take for a comparable period. Making use of a loophole to the legal limit of $21,000, Arnold Schwarzenegger has been pulling in contributions of $500,000 a pop. Sacramento Bee columnist Dan Weintraub offers an assessment on how Schwarzenegger's doing after his first year in office.

Masters' NPR feature on Eisner testimony

California Youth Authority

CYA Consent Decree

Prison Law Office

System Failure

Producers:
Frances Anderton

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