Monday, March 19, 2007

All Youth Detention Personnel need Oversight, Nationally

Jay Kimbrough is the special master examining the sex abuse allegations at a West Texas youth prison.

Ed Owens (foreground) is the interim executive director of the Texas Youth Commission.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The entire board of directors for the state's troubled youth prisons resigned Friday after weeks of criticism sparked by reports that agency workers covered up sex abuse of inmates.

The six-member Texas Youth Commission submitted resignation letters to Gov. Rick Perry after recommending a reform plan that calls for stricter supervision and new rules on sex abuse allegations, Perry spokesman Ted Royer said. [more from CNN]

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