Friday, June 7, 2013
ATLANTA (AP) -- A federal report shows that some of Georgia's youth detention centers are among the nation's worst for sexual assaults on inmates.
Four Georgia lockups were included in a list of the 13 facilities nationwide with the highest rates of sexual victimization based on surveys on inmates.
The four Georgia facilities are a regional youth detention center in Paulding County; the Eastman Youth Development Campus in Dodge County; the Augusta YDC in Richmond County; and the Sumter YDC in Americus.
The Paulding County facility led the nation with 32.1 percent of teenagers surveyed anonymously last year reporting they were victimized sexually by staff or other juveniles. That was more than three times the national rate of 9.5 percent.
(Copyright 2013, The Associated Press)
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