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Adair and Warren detention centers charge juveniles after violent attacks

From Morgan Hall

Juveniles in custody at Adair and Warren Juvenile Detention Centers have been charged with assault 3rd after attacking staff and the Kentucky State Police (KSP). On Thursday and Saturday of last week, juveniles orchestrated three separate attacks between the two facilities.

Three juveniles at Adair Juvenile Detention Center attacked staff of the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) and KSP during Thursday's evening medicine distribution. In response, KSP and DJJ both charged the males with assault 3rd. On Saturday, one juvenile at Adair Youth Development Center, which is connected to the detention center and houses juveniles post adjudication, physically attacked a correctional officer. The correctional officer deployed pepper spray and was able to quickly regain control preventing any injuries. The male has been charged with assault 3rd.

Also, on Thursday, at Warren Juvenile Detention Center a male juvenile attacked a correctional officer, striking the staff member multiple times in the face. The correctional officer deployed pepper spray and returned the juvenile to his living unit. The correctional officer required medical treatment. The juvenile has been charged with assault 3rd.

These events were all contained and did not turn into larger events because of the changes the administration has made, including having the Kentucky State Police on site, as well as better-equipping staff to control these disturbances by deploying recently obtained defensive equipment, including pepper spray. Additional security enhancements ordered by the Governor are being implemented and others are pending legislative action.

This story was posted on 2023-03-13 18:58:12
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