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Judge says changes spurred by lawsuit have improved W.Va.'s juvenile system
Reported by: Associated Press
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 7:31 AM EST
A judge says changes spurred by a lawsuit have improved West Virginia's juvenile corrections system.
Aboulhosn says in the order that the Department of Juvenile Services has adopted new policies and practices to address issues raised by the lawsuit. These issues included room confinement, strip searches and disciplinary procedures.
Mountain State Justice filed the lawsuit in 2012 over conditions at the former Industrial Home for Youth in Salem. The lawsuit evolved into an examination of the state agency.
Aboulhosn ordered the facility's closure in 2013. It has since been turned into an adult prison.