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Thu Jun 21, 2018, 03:40 PM

Northam orders investigation of juvenile detention center

From AP via CBS19 news

I believe I read elsewhere that this abuse was reported as happening several years ago. I will look for other sources.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has ordered state officials to investigate claims made by immigrant teens of severe physical abuse at a juvenile detention facility.

Northam announced the probe in a tweet on Thursday, hours after The Associated Press reported on a half-dozen sworn statements from Latino teens held at the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center.

Youths as young as 14 say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells. Detainees also say the guards stripped them of their clothes and strapped them to chairs with bags placed over their heads.

The governor, a Democrat, said the allegations are disturbing and ordered the state's secretary of public safety and homeland security to report back to him about conditions inside the facility.
The center's lawyers deny all abuse allegations.


http://www.cbs19news.com/content/news/Northam-orders-investigation-of-juvenile-detention-center-486180311.html

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Response to Yonnie3 (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2018, 03:44 PM

1. Much more detail at this link.

http://www.roanoke.com/news/virginia/young-immigrants-detained-in-staunton-juvenile-detention-center-allege-abuse/article_defa5587-a641-57ff-b0aa-62bcca74d3e8.html

I haven't read the whole article yet, but there are dates earlier than the present administration in the article.
It's a shame that this wasn't investigated earlier.

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Thu Jun 21, 2018, 08:48 PM

3. Thanks, Yonnie.

Yes, it should have ALREADY been investigated.

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Thu Jun 21, 2018, 08:37 PM

2. K & R. Good for Gov. Northam ordering investigation of this 'facility.'

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