Youth Today: Washington ‘State-raised’ Inmates From Foster Care Urge Better Youth Support

MONROE, Wash. — Inevitable. That’s how winding up in prison felt for a group of former foster youth — now adults who are imprisoned at Monroe Correctional Complex in Washington state.

The men, who are part of the prison’s “state-raised working group,” convened a half-day conference last week to explore how to sever the pipeline they say delivers too many from foster care to prison.

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