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Every day, each youth incarcerated at the juvenile detention facility at the Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facility in The Dalles gets a new bundle of clothes and a towel for a daily shower.

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Changes seen at juvenile jail facility

On a recent late morning, a handful of youth were in a day room at the juvenile detention facility in The Dalles, visiting and working on art projects. Juvenile Detention Manager Jeff Justesen said the facility has made a conscious effort to have youth out of their cells more often, following a series of visits by Disability Rights Oregon (DRO), and its subsequent scathing report on practices at the facility.

December 14, 2017 1:30 p.m. read more..

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