DHS: Rise in commitments to youth lockups has put most DYS facilities ‘at or over ideal capacity’

Youth commitments on rise

An Arkansas juvenile rests his hands on the food opening in his cell door in this July 28, 2015 file photo. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Stephen B. Thornton)
An Arkansas juvenile rests his hands on the food opening in his cell door in this July 28, 2015 file photo. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Stephen B. Thornton)


Most of the facilities that house and treat youths committed to Arkansas' juvenile justice division are "at or over the ideal capacity," according to the state Department of Human Services.

While

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