Perspectives on the California Youth Authority

Regarding the opinion-page piece "Behind the Wall," Oct. 17: At last we are getting an accurate account of the appalling conditions for the teenage boys at the Preston School for Boys in Ione, Calif., the highest level facility of the California Youth Authority (CYA).My late husband and I conducted Sunday school and church services there for four years. We discovered the cause of juvenile delinquency was a lack of moral and spiritual training in the home and school. As a result, I feel the article's author offers some valuable ideas on reform and support his conclusion: "The time has come to become more responsible for the increasing delinquency of our youth." Joyce P. Rosbach, Walnut Creek, Calif.

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