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.