New allegations of overcrowding, unsafe conditions at Wayne County Juvenile Detention Facility

This week, a formal complaint was sent to the Wayne County Circuit Court alleging overcrowding and unsafe conditions for both the juvenile offenders and staff at the Dickerson facility. Last year the county was made aware that conditions at its juvenile detention facility had to be addressed immediately. Not enough staff led to young people being left in their rooms for days without showers, recreation, or services to help them get on a better path.