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Chad Day

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Teen offenders leave cells behind

posted: 07/28/2014 4:28 a.m. Comments 4

The thin teenager leans against the cool cinder-block wall of a hallway separating a classroom from a jail cell.

Texas ricin mailer sentenced to 18 years

posted: 07/17/2014 5:02 a.m. Discuss

A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a former actress to 18 years in prison for mailing letters containing ricin to President Barack Obama, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a Washington, D.C.-based gun-control advocate.

$530,715 benefits at-risk kids

posted: 07/02/2014 3:32 a.m. Discuss

Twenty-one programs aimed at helping at-risk youths learn job skills, stay in school and control their behavior were awarded federal grants totaling $530,715, the Arkansas Division of Youth Services announced Tuesday.

Focus on assaults, group drops in on youth lockup

posted: 06/27/2014 3:19 a.m. Comments 2

Monitors from a nonprofit disability rights group visited Arkansas' largest youth lockup this week as part of their investigation into what caused an increase in assaults at the facility, the group's director confirmed Thursday.

FBI boss warns of terrorist diaspora

posted: 06/25/2014 4:57 a.m. Discuss

FBI Director James B. Comey said Tuesday that terrorism remains the country's main threat, particularly Islamic extremists abroad and "home-grown" terrorists who plot jihad from their basements.

Assaults known at youth lockup

posted: 06/22/2014 3:59 a.m. Comments 4

Top officials in the state Division of Youth Services were aware of "numerous" allegations of staff members assaulting youths at Arkansas' largest juvenile lockup at least four weeks before the division ordered a facility-wide review, internal emails show.

Lockup youth hurt; worker fired, another quits

posted: 06/19/2014 5:33 a.m. Comments 7

Injuries to a child at Arkansas' largest youth lockup over the weekend resulted in the firing of one employee and the abrupt resignation of another before he could be fired, the state Youth Services Division disclosed Wednesday.

2nd employee fired at state youth lockup in April

posted: 06/14/2014 3:50 a.m. Discuss

The state Youth Services Division disclosed Friday that a second employee had been fired from Arkansas' largest youth lockup in April.

Youth lockup assaults to get monitors' look

posted: 06/13/2014 5:34 a.m. Discuss

A federally funded disability rights group will send monitors into Arkansas' largest youth lockup in response to a near doubling of assaults reported at the facility between 2012 and 2013.

Youth lockup sees assaults soar in 2013

posted: 06/12/2014 5:29 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' largest youth lockup reported more assaults last year than it has in each of the past five years, internal numbers from the state Youth Services Division show.

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