Criminal Justice

U.S. Department of Justice investigating abuse, mistreatment at Texas’ juvenile lockups

The department says it’s looking into whether the Texas Juvenile Justice Department provides “reasonable protection from physical and sexual abuse by staff and other residents, excessive use of chemical restraints and excessive use of isolation.”

For more than a decade, the Texas Juvenile Justice Department has been slammed for reports of repeated sexual and physical abuse, as well as a lack of control.

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