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DOJ to investigate Kentucky youth detention centers after scathing audit

Posted on AllSides May 15th, 2024
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The U.S. Department of Justice has opened a statewide investigation into conditions at eight youth detention centers and one youth development center run by the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice, federal officials announced Wednesday afternoon. Federal officials will investigate whether the state protects the facilities' occupants from "excessive force by staff, prolonged and punitive isolation and inadequate protection from violence and sexual abuse," according to the news release. The federal investigation comes less than six months after a new audit into the state's juvenile detention centers, which include those in...

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