Colorado Sun: Golden's troubled youth lock-up facility, the site of a riot and multiple escapes, needs a drug dog, staff training

State officials released a heavily redacted report March 6 detailing a consultant’s visit to Lookout Mountain back in July

Posted 3/9/20

A consultant hired to figure out what’s gone wrong at Colorado’s most dangerous youth lock-up center recommended the state get a drug-sniffing dog, tighten policies for strip searches, …

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Colorado Sun: Golden's troubled youth lock-up facility, the site of a riot and multiple escapes, needs a drug dog, staff training

State officials released a heavily redacted report March 6 detailing a consultant’s visit to Lookout Mountain back in July

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A consultant hired to figure out what’s gone wrong at Colorado’s most dangerous youth lock-up center recommended the state get a drug-sniffing dog, tighten policies for strip searches, raise staff morale and regularly review surveillance video.

Those were among 55 recommendations in a heavily redacted report the state Department of Human Services released Friday — five weeks after agreeing to release it following media complaints that the 25-page document was being kept secret. 

Read the complete Colorado Sun story on the report here.

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