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Sexual Misconduct Found at Some Youth Centers

The rate of staff sexual misconduct reported at juvenile facilities across the state is about 5 percent, according to estimates from the U.S. Department of Justice. As the Miami Herald reports, the highest rate is at the Palm Beach Juvenile Correction Facility, where about 16 percent of juveniles said there was sexual activity with workers. (Editor’s note: Readers may encounter paywall.)

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