Chas. Co. Commissioners Take Stance against Proposed Youth Detention Facility Location


LA PLATA, Md. (December 16, 2011)—This week the Charles County Commissioners unanimously approved a letter addressed to Secretary Sam Abed of the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services (DJS), which strongly encourages DJS to explore other sites for the proposed detention facility for southern Maryland's male youths located in Region V. DJS has proposed that the facility be located in the Acton Lane Industrial Park in Waldorf.

In the letter, the Commissioners also thanked DJS for convening public meetings to get community input on the proposed placement of the facility, and acknowledged their consideration of comments and concerns raised by Charles County residents. Maryland Delegate Peter Murphy and State Senator Thomas "Mac" Middleton also received a copy of the letter to Secretary Abed.

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