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Several violent juvenile offenders moved to the adult jail

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Eight of the most violent prisoners at the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Justice Center have now completed a required judicial review and been transferred to the County Jail. A ninth case is pending. 

For these individuals, who have already been bound over and will be tried as adults on felony charges by the General Division of the Common Pleas Court, the County Jail is a far more appropriate and secure setting.

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty says moving them out of the Juvenile Justice Center will make that facility safer for both those who work there and the other children who are being detained there. 

"We will continue to pursue similar legal steps against other older, violent prisoners and those who attack other children or staff members," says McGinty. "In addition, we are working with Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court Administrative Judge Kristin W. Sweeney to provide additional training for staff and to monitor violence within the detention center. We also join with the court in urging County Council to add security personnel at the Juvenile Justice Center. "

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