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Is a new youth detention center what Durham County needs?

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Durham County plans to build a new youth detention center for an estimated 30 million dollars. But people in the community are skeptical about more dollars being put toward detainment for juveniles.

Host Kamaya Truitt discusses the plan in Durham County to build a new multi-million dollar detention center, and whether a new facility will provide the community with what’s needed.

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Truitt moved to Durham, North Carolina, and made it her home. She quickly matriculated from student reporter to Youth mentor and was later named Director of WUNC’s Youth Reporting institute. Truitt has produced radio reports for national broadcast on NPR’s Here & Now, and Oakland Youth Radio. She also currently serves on WUNC Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accountability Committee.
Charlie Shelton-Ormond is a podcast producer for WUNC.