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August 29, 2014, 4:59 am
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Sangamon County Could Soon Stop Housing Juveniles from Out of the County

Sangamon County may soon stop housing young offenders from other counties in its own Juvenile Detention Center, and may no longer house young women at the center at all.


The county is trying to find ways to make up for the loss of state funding for the center, and says it loses money when it takes teen offenders from other counties.


And although few young women are housed there, doing so requires a full contingent of staff, which adds to costs.


The State Journal-Register reports that if the changes are adopted in the county budget, there could be staff layoffs at the Juvenile Detention Center, but it’s not known how many.

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