U.S. Justice Department opens probe of Texas juvenile detention facilitiesJustice Department investigating allegations of widespread mistreatment at Texas youth lockups. At least 11 staffers have been arrested on sexual abuse charges in recent years. Move by Biden administration is latest sign of trouble for Texas Juvenile Justice Department. Just last week, a former coach at a West Texas facility was arrested on charges.
Feds launch civil rights investigation of alleged physical, sexual abuse of juvenile detainees
The Justice Department opened the investigation after 11 arrests of juvenile detention staffers in Texas facilities who allegedly sexually abused children.
US justice department to investigate alleged Texas juvenile detention abuse
Investigation will seek to determine whether there is ‘a pattern or practice of physical or sexual abuse of children’ in state’s facilities
U.S. Justice Department opens probe of Texas juvenile detention facilities
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department has launched an investigation into juvenile detention facilities in Texas after receiving reports of physical and sexual abuse by staff members against children, U.S. Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Kristen Clarke said on Wednesday. (Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch; Editing by Chris Reese)
Feds Launch Investigation Into Texas' Troubled Youth Lockups
AUSTIN, Texas: The Justice Department on Wednesday launched an investigation into allegations of widespread mistreatment at Texas’ embattled youth lockups, where at least 11 staffers have been arrested on sexual abuse charges in recent years.
Justice Department Investigating Conditions At 5 Texas Juvenile Facilities
WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – The Justice Department has opened a statewide investigation into the conditions in the five secure juvenile correctional facilities run by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.The investigation, announced Wednesday, Oct. 13, will examine whether Texas provides children confined in the facilities reasonable protection from physical and sexual abuse by staff and other residents, excessive use of chemical restraints, and …
Justice Department investigating Texas Juvenile Justice operations after reports of physical, sexual abuse
The Justice Department has launched a statewide investigation into the operations of Texas youth detention facilities.
Justice Dept. to Investigate Abuses in Texas’ Juvenile Prisons
Reports of excessive force, sexual misconduct, and the use of isolation and pepper spray prompted the inquiry into the treatment of incarcerated children.
Justice Department opens investigation into Texas juvenile facilities
The Justice Department wants to determine whether a pattern of physical and sexual abuse permeates the system.
Feds launch investigation into Texas' troubled youth lockups
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Justice Department on Wednesday launched an investigation into allegations of widespread mistreatment at Texas' embattled youth lockups, where at least 11 staffers have been arrested on sexual abuse charges in recent years.
Justice Dept. launches civil rights investigation into Texas’s juvenile detention facilities
The probe comes after local activists and media cited reports that staff members had physically and sexually abused youths in the state-run lockups.