One kid threw wet socks. Another flipped off a staff member. Several others beat on doors and walls in their cells and didn't stop when asked.
The Yell County Juvenile Detention Center in Danville used a restraint device known as The Wrap for at least two years to punish incarcerated teenagers for acts such as yelling, banging on doors, name-calling, rude gestures and throwing wet socks. The lockup stopped using The Wrap in September after the state Division of Youth Services learned of the practice. After the agency took the action, the Democrat-Gazette requested incident reports from the juvenile detention center for the first nine months of the year.
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Print Headline: Youth lockup used restraint as punishment