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Juvenile center: Violations fixed

Juvenile center: Violations fixed

By: Magnolia Tribune - February 9, 2009

The Clarion-Ledger, 2/9/9

Authorities say they have halted violations of civil law at the Henley-Young Juvenile Justice Center in Jackson, including the use of restraint chairs.

“We’re doing everything we can to comply now with state and federal regulations,” Executive Director Darron Farr said.

The changes have come since Farr took over Jan. 5, following a power struggle between the Hinds County Board of Supervisors and Youth Court Judge Bill Skinner, who had been running the center.

Last month, supervisors voted 3-2 to take back control of the 84-bed center and its $1.9 million budget. Skinner is now seeking an injunction to stop that action.

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