Federal investigation being launched into KY Dept of Juvenile Justice

A federal civil rights investigation is being launched into the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice, which includes the facility in neighboring Adair County.

The system has been under scrutiny recently, especially following a riot that took place at the Adair County facility in November 2022.

Federal investigators with the U.S. Department of Justice will be looking into whether the detention centers use excessive force, isolation practices, protection from abuse and sexual violence, along with mental health care, education and services for children with disabilities, according to a report.




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