Company managing 4 youth lockups in Arkansas to end contract

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – An Indiana company that operates four Arkansas youth lockups says it won’t renew its contract with the state this summer because of the financial burden and a lack of support. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports Youth Opportunity Investments LLC sent a letter to state officials on Wednesday saying it would not continue its one-year, more than $15 million contract past June 30. State Department of Human Services officials say Arkansas hopes to find a new company to operate the facilities and provide more expertise on the best approach for treating the children. Youth Opportunity manages lockups at Dermott, Harrisburg, Lewisville and Mansfield.

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