Richmond Juvenile Detention Center faces deadline

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The clock is ticking for repairs at the Richmond Juvenile Detention Center.

The facility is on state probation and has until April to fix the problems. However, the Richmond Chapter of the NAACP says major problems, such as broken doors, locks and security cameras, still exist.

"That creates an unsafe condition because you cant watch the staff's back or see what the residents are doing on a consistent basis," said NAACP Executive Director King Salim Khalfani.

The City has appropriated hundreds of thousands of dollars to have the problems fixed. A spokesperson for the Mayor says the City is on track with the planned improvements to be completed prior to its next scheduled appearance before the State Board of Juvenile Justice.

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