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Corrections Tightening Security At Topeka Juvenile Complex

The Kansas Department of Corrections has announced plans to improve security at Topeka's juvenile detention facility.

The department took control of the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex as well as the state's other juvenile facility in Larned earlier this year when the Corrections Department was merged with the Juvenile Justice Authority.

A representative of the Corrections Department told the Joint Committee on State Building Construction Wednesday that the perimeter security at the complex doesn't meet standards. He said the department will add perimeter surveillance, as well as motion detectors to the perimeter fencing.

He said the department also plans to upgrade the door locks at the Larned juvenile facility.