Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center

(AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
June 27, 2018 - 4:16 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The stretches in solitary confinement inside a detention center in the mountains of Virginia were what broke him, the Honduran teen said. The guards stopped bringing food, he said. One time they let him out, and a group of them came at him. So many guards were kicking him in...
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June 22, 2018 - 4:21 pm
By MICHAEL BIESECKER , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginia's two Democratic senators asked the Trump administration Friday for answers about operations at a juvenile detention facility in the state where immigrant children said they were bound, beaten and isolated in solitary confinement...
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August 13, 2018 - 1:24 pm
By MICHAEL BIESECKER , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A state review into the treatment of immigrant teens held at a Virginia detention center confirms the facility uses restraint techniques that can include strapping children to chairs and placing mesh bags over their heads. But investigators...
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July 03, 2018 - 1:27 pm
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Lawyers for immigrant teens who claim they were severely abused inside a Virginia detention center said Tuesday they plan to push ahead with a federal civil rights lawsuit even though two of the teens have returned to their home countries and a third no longer wants to be part...
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