Wednesday, February 19, 2020

GET ME REWRITE: Nebraska has its own Lincoln Hills

Photo credit:  State of Nebraska

HHS officials ask judges to pause adding juvenile offenders to troubled Kearney youth facility.  (Omaha World-Herald, 2/11/2020)
Although the youth center has had a history of assaults and escapes in recent years, there have been five incidents in the past two weeks. They included an assault by four male teens early Friday morning that sent three staff members to the hospital. 
There also was an assault Thursday in which a male youth stabbed a staff member with a ceiling tile support, as well as two escapes involving three teens on Saturday and Sunday. Two boys escaped from the center the previous week and allegedly stole two vehicles, assaulted a driver and racked up multiple potential charges in three counties.

SourcesNebraska Dept. of Health & Human ServicesU.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts

Then there's this 'everything's just hunky-dory' report cover from a few years back.

Related posts:
Lincoln Hills (Wisconsin)
Nebraska in the news: Racial disparities in the state's prison and jails.  (2/19/2020)

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