Franklin County Opening $3M Juvenile Facility

By: Associated Press - Posted by Suzie Gilbert
By: Associated Press - Posted by Suzie Gilbert

OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) _ Franklin County's new $3.2 million Juvenile Detention Center in Ottawa is scheduled to open next weekend.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/MvW0wT ) that the new facility can house up to 14 juveniles and opens June 16.

Ethel Wallace, center director, said the center will handle juveniles ages 10 to 17 from Franklin, Anderson and Osage counties and replaces a former center that had only seven beds and lacked space for other programs.

County commissioners approved a bond to build the 18,000-square-foot facility.


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