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Sam Perdue Juvenile Center getting 20 juvenile sex offenders

The Sam Perdue Juvenile Center in Mercer County will soon get 20 juvenile sex offenders from the Harriet Jones Treatment Center in Harrison County.

Joe Thornton, Secretary of Military Affairs and Public Safety says the Harrison County facility is closing at the end of September, and the Mercer facility offers similar security features.

He says the department will spend $100,000 to add two classrooms to the Sam Perdue Center, and the staff will receive additional training as well.

Thornton adds the current offenders housed at the Sam Perdue Juvenile Center will be transferred to the Spadaro Center in Fayette County.

There's no word yet on when the transfers will begin.

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