Georgia's juvenile justice chief has announced the firing of two corrections officers at the agency's juvenile detention facility in Augusta as part of an ongoing internal investigation into the escape of five inmates in October.
The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice commissioner has fired the principal of the school at the juvenile detention center in Augusta. Brenda James-Ford's firing Thursday comes on the heels of the dismissal of a correctional lieutenant at the Augusta Youth Development Campus and the suspension with pay of the facility's interim director on Wednesday.
The interim director of a juvenile detention facility in Augusta has been suspended with pay, just days after the director submitted his resignation. A Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice spokesman said the suspension is due to a pending Juvenile Justice investigation at the facility, but details weren't released.
Juvenile justice officials say they're stepping up security after an inmate at a juvenile detention center in Augusta was injured during a fight and hospitalized. Authorities say the fight happened around 6:55 p.m. Sunday. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is probing the incident at the Augusta Youth Development Campus.
The director of a juvenile detention facility in Augusta has submitted his resignation. Meanwhile, the Department of Juvenile Justice and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation continue to probe an escape by five youths earlier this month from the Augusta Youth Development Campus.