Middletown Press: Child advocates decry idea of housing migrant children at former CT detention facility as 'step backward'
Child advocates decry idea of housing migrant children at former CT detention facility as 'step backward'
By Cassandra Day | via Middletown Press
April 13, 2021
Several advocacy groups across the state are criticizing the Lamont administration’s perceived interest in the state’s former juvenile detention center as a location for housing unaccompanied migrant youth, with one saying it would be a “warehousing of children in cages.”
Gov. Ned Lamont has said a recent visit to the formerly state-run Connecticut Juvenile Training School, at 1225 River Road, Middletown, was made at the request of Vice President Kamala Harris during her March 26 visit to New Haven.