Cost savings of millions of dollars a year to the state will lead to the closing of the troubled 100-bed Paulding County Regional Youth Detention Center at the end of the year.
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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has been covering the Georgia juvenile justice system extensively, including breaking news of the U.S. Department of Justice survey that found the Paulding County Regional Youth Detention Center leads the nation in the percentage of juveniles reporting sexual contact with staff. The AJC also found a trail of lawsuits alleging abuse and neglect filed in other states against the private company that runs the Paulding facility. The AJC will continue following state reforms to fix its troubled youth detention facilities.