After Story of Teen Inmates Locked Indoors, Departure of Dallas Director Can't Come Soon Enough

The head of the Dallas County Juvenile Department, Terry Smith, plans to retire in March.Any chance of getting that departure date moved up?Smith's leadership, at a $196,443 annual salary, for too long has served no one well, particularly not the teens incarcerated at the county's Lyle B. Medlock Youth Treatment Center.The most recent revelations about Medlock's slipshod operations from Dallas Morning News reporters Steve Thompson and Naomi Martin: Young men were locked up for months — sometimes for more than a year — without being allowed outdoors more than a few times.  Continue reading...

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