SALINA, Kan. (AP) — The Saline County sheriff has temporarily closed the county's juvenile detention center, saying a lack of staff is making the center unsafe for employees and inmates.
Sheriff Glen Kochanowski announced Monday that he expected the Saline County Juvenile Detention Center to reopen in July.
The Salina Journal reports (http://bit.ly/ZXOxyq ) seven juveniles were taken Monday to a juvenile detention facility in Junction City, joining three Saline County juveniles already housed there.
Kochanowski says the Saline County center's employees will work at the jail or remain at the center while it is closed to book new offenders for Junction City.
The sheriff says he is required by state law to be responsible for the well-being of inmates, and he had to close the center to ensure no one else gets hurt.
Information from: The Salina (Kan.) Journal, http://www.salina.com
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