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A blue “flag” is a laminated list of rules for youth in the detention facility. The outdated list of rules is on the way out, officials said, to be replaced with rules that reinforce positive behavior.

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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.

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