Some of these things will change as the result of the settlement.
West Virginians understand the need for safety and security at Salem. It is a maximum-security facility. Some of its residents have committed serious crimes.
But the public set up the juvenile justice system as an alternative to prison, not an imitator.
Good people outside and inside the system are investigating and trying to improve the situation. State officials agreed to end the most egregious practices even as the lawsuit continues.
It is progress - on a front where it is difficult to make some.