Former Augusta juvenile inmate acquitted of assaulting guard

A jury deliberated about 15 minutes Wednesday before acquitting a former Augusta Youth Development Center inmate.The Richmond County Superior Court jury found Brandon S. Breedlove, 18, not guilty of obstruction of an officer and...

Audit blames Juvenile Justice turnover on low pay, long hours

...together hold 138 juveniles or the one in Savannah with 99 children and teens. A 2012 beating death at the Augusta Youth Development Center brought to light the systemic problems within the agency.The high turnover rate costs taxpayers in extra hiring...

Audie Holmes

...Cure' of Ars Roman Catholic Church in Merrick, Long Island. Audie taught at Terrell Academy and the Augusta Youth Development Center. He was an Assistant Professor of History at Paine College from 2000 to 2014. He taught World, American...

Juvenile Justice announces disciplinary actions at Augusta Youth Development Campus after escapes

A series of disciplinary measures were announced Friday after last weekend's escape of five inmates from the Augusta Youth Development Center.

Injured YDC inmate released from hospital

The 15-year-old Augusta Youth Development Center inmate who was hospitalized Sunday after an assault from another youth has been released and is recovering from "cuts and bruises...

For the record

...under the provisions of the Designated Felony Act to serve a minimum of 18 months and a maximum of 24 months in a Youth Development Center and ordered to pay restitution to the victimEarl Demetrius Cobb , 17, of the 3500 block of Andover Drive, Hephzibah...

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Sandersville YDC business manager arrested

...County sheriff's deputies have arrested the administrative operations coordinator of the Sandersville regional youth development center in connection with the theft of state funds.Avery D. Niles, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Juvenile...

Retiree honored for work with mentally ill

...them."When a family matter brought him back to his hometown of Augusta, Vignati worked 18 years at Regional Youth Development Center, first as a counselor, then as the director.After that, Vignati initiated residential programs for children's...

Teen sought for shooting at Richmond County deputy arrested

...Richmond County Jail on Wednesday night on charges of aggravated assault. He has since been transferred to the Youth Development Center, authorities said.Police suspect Howard was the person who fired at Cpl. Chad Cheek on Saturday afternoon...

3 Youth Development Center employees fired, 2 others transferred

...Department of Juvenile Justice fired three more employees and demoted and transferred two others at the Augusta Youth Development Center on Friday as the fallout continues from last month's death of an inmate at the facility.The director of communications...