Schubert Center’s Gabriella Celeste pens op-ed on why housing youth in adult prisons puts public at risk

Gabriella Celeste, the director of child policy for the Schubert Center for Child Studies, recently penned an op-ed that appeared in a Sunday edition of The Plain Dealer. The opinion piece, titled “Housing young criminals in adult prisons may put public at risk,” argued why the state should revise its placement of youth in adult prisons, including the risk to the individuals as well as the public.

“The cost of not doing something about these policies is significant,” Celeste wrote. “While we should hold young people accountable for their behaviors, we should do so in a way that makes sense from a developmental, fiscal and public system perspective.”