Gov. Abbott Asks Texas Rangers to Investigate Violence, Sexual Abuse at Juvenile Lockups

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott has asked the Texas Rangers to investigate the state's juvenile lockups after reports widespread sexual abuse, violence and drugs use raised serious questions about the safety of youthful offenders.On Wednesday, Abbott sent letters to Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw and Camille Cain, the new head of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, asking them to address problems in the lockups. The request was made after The Dallas Morning News reported detailed accounts of sexual misconduct, violence and drug use in the facilities, including allegations at least one guard was impregnated by youthful offender.  Continue reading...

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