Supervisors Hear from Public About Juvenile Center

The state of Lauderdale County's juvenile center was a hot topic at Monday's board of supervisors' meeting.

Several members of the community came to the meeting to complain about the conditions there.

A civil rights group has filed a lawsuit against the county, asking for access and improvements to the center.

Local NAACP president, the Rev. Milton Johnson, said he doesn't believe supervisors are taking the issue seriously enough.

"Does not have any tutors. Do not have any counselors. Do not have qualified people there that are assessing these children," said the Rev. Milton Johnson, president of the Meridian/Lauderdale County NAACP. "Do not have mentors come into the centers. Do not have pastors to come into the centers, but yet it's still, you're saying, that you're meeting the requirements. "

Supervisors discussed meeting in a work session with the concerned citizens to try to get the issues resolved.

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