State to Move Troubled Youth to New Facilties

Juvenile offenders being held in custody at facility in Harrison County will be transferred this week. The Exponent Telegram reports the Department of Military of Affairs and Public Safety spokesman Lawrence Messina says 16 juvenile sex offenders will be moved to the Sam Perdue Juvenile Center in Bluefield. Six others, who have behavioral or mental issues will be transferred the Morton Juvenile Center in Kanawha County. A judge had condemned conditions at the former Industrial Home for Youth and the state decided to convert it to an adult prison.