Lynwood : Council Reverses Approval of Detention Home for Boys - 1991-10-24
The Lynwood Planning Commission approved the home on Sept. 4, but the council reversed the commission last Friday at the urging of outraged residents.
Genesys, a nonprofit organization, proposed the home, which would accept boys from 11 to 18 years old. The children would have lived, attended school and received spiritual guidance at the home, an alternative to state or county detention centers, said Genesys founder Rev. Alfreddie Johnson Jr., a former Lynwood resident.