Saline County to send juveniles to Junction City

Saline County Juvenile Detention Facility

SALINA, Kansas (AP) – Saline County commissioners have approved a plan to house the county’s juvenile inmates at a regional detention center in Junction City.

The commissioner signed an agreement Tuesday to send juvenile inmates to the North Central Kansas Regional Juvenile Detention Facility. The county will pay a $10,000 membership fee and nearly $405,000 a year to house the inmates.

Saline County Sheriff Glen Kochanowski closed the county’s juvenile center last month, saying a lack of staff and overcrowding were creating safety issues.

Saline County currently has 12 inmates housed in Junction City provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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