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Police in Texas arrest 3 teen escapees from Louisiana, guard

May. 16, 2022 11:38 AM EDT

COUSHATTA, La. (AP) — Police in Texas arrested three teens who escaped from a juvenile detention center in Louisiana along with a worker who allegedly helped them get out, authorities said. The three youths and a security guard from the Ware Youth Center in Red River Parish were...

Sheriff: Search on for 3 escaped juveniles and a guard

May. 14, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

COUSHATTA, La. (AP) — Louisiana authorities searched Saturday for three juveniles who escaped a detention center, saying they apparently fled with the help of a security guard. The oncoming day shift at Ware Youth Center noticed the juveniles were missing shortly before 7 a.m., the...

'From crisis to death': Probing teen's last, desperate hours

May. 13, 2022 11:39 AM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — “Y’all here to protect me,” the youth asked the officers, beseechingly. “Right?” The 17-year-old’s foster father, unable to deal with a teen who seemed to be in the throes of schizophrenia, had called Wichita police. When they arrived, Cedric...

Lawmakers approve $100M fund for youth center abuse victims

May. 05, 2022 19:56 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A $100 million fund to settle sexual and physical abuse claims at New Hampshire’s state-run youth detention center is headed to the governor’s desk. The state Senate voted 14-10 Thursday in favor of creating a fund to compensate those who were abused as...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

May. 05, 2022 12:43 PM EDT

The Advocate. May 3, 2022. Editorial: Throw away the keys on juvenile offenders? We tried that, and it didn’t work. The bipartisan movement of recent years to rethink Louisiana’s traditional lock-em-up approach to criminal justice — a strategy that led to mass...

New Orleans' juvenile jail head resigns amid investigations

May. 03, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The head of New Orleans’ juvenile jail has resigned amid investigations by the city and a TV station. The city made a brief announcement Monday that Kyshun Webster had resigned Friday from the Juvenile Justice Intervention Center. He had been on leave since...

Groups sue over conditions in S. Carolina's juvenile lockups

Apr. 27, 2022 12:38 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Several civil rights groups are suing South Carolina over conditions at its juvenile lockups, alleging that children in state custody are subject to violence and isolation while deprived of educational or rehabilitative programs. The lawsuit filed in federal...

Group recommends policy changes after Wichita teen's death

Apr. 26, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A task force is recommending an audit of Kansas “stand your ground” laws in response to the death of a Black Wichita teenager who was restrained facedown for more than 30 minutes while at a juvenile detention center. The task force was formed after...

NH House give initial OK to youth center closure plan

Apr. 21, 2022 11:46 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House gave preliminary approval Thursday to replacing the state's troubled youth detention center with a six-bed facility and further limit which crimes could land children there. The state currently spends $13 million a year to operate the...

Man dies after booked into jail, 5th jail death this year

Apr. 19, 2022 20:54 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A 63-year-old man who was arrested by Seattle police Tuesday and booked into the King County Jail was found unresponsive in a holding cell and died soon after he was taken to Harborview Medical Center, officials said. The King County Department of Adult &...