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State to close youth detention center

2:05 AM, Oct 29, 2013   |    comments
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DALLAS, Ga. (AP) -- State officials say they are closing a juvenile detention center in northwest Georgia.

Department of Juvenile Justice Assistance Commissioner Mark Sexton on Monday announced the closure of the Paulding Regional Youth Detection Center.

The decision will put 68 people out of jobs. The closure also will lead local sheriffs in the six counties that now use the Paulding Regional Youth Detection Center to take them to other centers in Clayton or Floyd counties.

Sexton said the decision to close the facility in Paulding County was based totally on economics. He said the Florida-based company that runs it, Youth Services International, would continue to operate the state's regional youth detention center in Crisp County and the long-term Youth Development Campus in Milan.

Associated Press

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