Audit raises safety concerns over Louisiana youth prisons

Audit raises safety concerns over Louisiana youth prisons
A new audit raises safety concerns over Louisiana's youth prisons. Source: FOX 8 Photo/FILE

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A new audit raises safety concerns over Louisiana's youth prisons.

A review from the legislative auditor's office claims high employee turnover has made it difficult for the Office of Juvenile Justice to properly monitor youth lock-ups known as secure care facilities.

The Bridge City facility has a turnover rate that tops 62 percent.

The Office of Juvenile Justice said it is working to enact the auditor's improvement recommendations.

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