June 2009

Experiencing Preston Youth Prison
The average family travels three hours each way to get to the Preston Youth Correctional Facility. It took us two hours from our office in Oakland. When we arrived, Jennifer and I were treated to what has become a typical experience for families visiting Preston—an exhaustive (and intimidating) search of our vehicle by local police and their dogs. The search ended abruptly when staff learned we weren’t here to visit family—we were here for a tour.