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Progress being made at Forrest County Detention Center


Friday, Federal Judge Keith Starrett surprised the courtroom during a quarterly hearing over the Forrest County Juvenile Detention Center as he requested an unannounced visit to the facility.

All the attorneys and those involved were in favor.

The juvenile detention came under fire when video was released of a child being beaten while in custody.

Judge Starrett said he was pleased with what he saw during his visit. He said the center was well laid out, usable, and clean. He said the staff was open about everything he questioned. He said, although the children were not happy about being there, none them complained about the facility or the staff.

Judge Starrett said he hopes to see the progress continue.

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