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Criminal Justice Class Tours Juvenile Detention Facility


On Tuesday, March 29, 2011, the Juvenile Justice class visited the Allen County Juvenile Court Treatment & Detention Center. Students were taken on a tour of the entire facility, courtesy of Officer Pedersen and the treatment center directors, Mr. Berlin Carroll. Staff explained the steps involved in the intake procedure, guided students through the detention area and explained the process of maintaining security, and discussed the schooling and rehabilitation of juveniles.

Students were shown a display of weapons that officers had taken from juveniles entering the institution, and one student, Eli Lange, was put in “The Chair,” a security device used to restrain inmates who pose a danger to themselves or others.

Members of the class are Nicole Bratton, Victoria clack, LeAnn Clark, Eli Lange, Patrick O’Connor, Kyle Rex, Dave Roudybush, Jason Scott, and Arthur Wade.The course is taught by James Geistman.