Bittersweet numbers game at Douglas County Youth Center

It’s a bittersweet numbers game coming out of one of the state’s key kid jails.

According to officials, Douglas County has seen a significant overall drop in jailed youngsters over the last ten years, while black and brown incarcerations have officials concerned.

In 2010, the average daily population was 129, last year that number was down to 73, a drop of nearly 45 percent in 10 years.

Officials have not released the number of black and brown youngsters who are being detained but say that number continues to rise locally and nationally.

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