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Cause of teen's injury at lockup in dispute

posted: 09/04/2015 4:16 a.m. Discuss

The cause of a teenager's broken collarbone at a south Arkansas juvenile-treatment center remains in dispute three months after it happened.

Teen must go to adult jail, judge decides

posted: 08/28/2015 4:41 a.m. Comment 1

A Pulaski County Circuit judge on Thursday denied a 17-year-old's request that he remain in the county juvenile detention center to continue receiving special education services that he wasn't receiving in the adult jail.

Youth lockup reports show rise in violent acts

posted: 08/24/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK -- The state's largest youth lockup reported more violence last year than in any of the previous six years.

Youth lockup reports climb in violent acts

posted: 08/23/2015 2:26 a.m. Comment 1

The state’s largest youth lockup reported more violence last year than in any of the previous six years.

Ex-jail guard charged with HIV offense

posted: 08/22/2015 3:40 a.m. Discuss

A former White River Juvenile Detention Center guard charged with sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy at the lockup now faces, regarding the teen, two counts of exposing another person to HIV.

Lockup fistfights now fist bumps

updated: 08/09/2015 3:59 a.m. Discuss

Mike May walks past locked cell doors at the youth lockup in Danville, and teenage fists slowly pop through square slots.

Denied school while jailed, teen's filing says

posted: 08/07/2015 3:15 a.m. Comments 4

A 17-year-old charged as an adult has accused the Pulaski County jail in a court filing of locking him and other teenagers in cells for 23 hours a day, seven days a week for several months, preventing them from receiving state-required schooling.

2 face charges in broken arm at youth jail

posted: 07/21/2015 5:49 a.m. Comments 2

A special prosecutor has filed felony charges against two former Yell County law enforcement officers who were involved in breaking a 13-year-old boy's arm in a juvenile detention center last year.

Three youth-lockup guards on maltreatment list off job

posted: 07/11/2015 4:25 a.m. Discuss

The Yell County Juvenile Detention Center in Danville placed three employees on paid leave earlier this week due to substantiated allegations of child maltreatment.

Medicare fraud went unnoticed

updated: 07/05/2015 5:07 a.m. Comments 6

The social worker's bills were as suspicious as they were numerous.

Teen in state custody racks up college credit

posted: 07/04/2015 1:24 a.m. Discuss

Randy Hassel stood at a lectern, and a smile broke across the 18-year-old's face as he announced his plans to attend the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton in the fall.

Teens in state custody rack up college credit

posted: 07/03/2015 3:47 a.m. Comment 1

Randy Hassel stood at a lectern, and a smile broke across the 18-year-old's face as he announced his plans to attend the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton in the fall.

Youth lockup guard accused of sex abuse

posted: 07/01/2015 3:50 a.m. Discuss

A guard at the White River Juvenile Detention Center in Batesville has been arrested on charges that he sexually assaulted a 17-year-old boy in the lockup's employee bathroom, Independence County officials confirmed Tuesday.

Youth lockup employee arrested in boy's sexual assault

posted: 06/30/2015 4:27 p.m. Comments 10

A guard at the White River Juvenile Detention Center in Batesville has been arrested on charges that he sexually assaulted a 17-year-old boy in the lockup's employee bathroom, Independence County officials confirmed Tuesday.

Police inquiry substantiates boy, 6, abused

updated: 06/18/2015 3:20 a.m. Comments 2

Arkansas State Police child abuse investigators substantiated 10 different allegations of abuse or neglect of a 6-year-old Bella Vista boy whose parents are accused in his death, a document released Wednesday shows.

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