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Closing of Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility both emotional and hopeful

Declining crimes and recidivism among youth reason for closing

Staff members of Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility, their families and members of the corrections community released balloons at the conclusion of the facility closing Friday afternoon, March 3. The facility was dedicated in 2003, but was closed this week due to a decline in the number of you...

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LARNED - The atmosphere was like both a reunion and a wake. There were hugs, tears, and emotional greetings between old friends. Men and women stood side by side, some holding back tears, but all with a sense of hopefulness Friday afternoon as staff of the Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility gathered for the closing ceremony of the facility. The facility which was dedicated in 2003 and could hold 128 youth is now permanently closed.
Kansas Secretary of Corrections Joseph Norwood and Deputy Secretary of Juvenile Services Terri Williams came to express their appreciation to the staff for their service which for ...


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