Property damaged in disturbance at Kansas juvenile lockup
TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas prison officials say 10 young male offenders damaged property inside three living units at the state’s juvenile corrections center during a Sunday evening disturbance.
The state Department of Corrections said Monday that the disturbance at the Kansas Juvenile Corrections Complex in Topeka lasted almost an hour but did not result in any injuries. Investigators still are trying to determine the extent of the damage.
The department released photos showing paper littering floors, furniture in disarray and drawers removed from desks.
The department said the offenders involved were 17, 18 or 19 years old.
Spokeswoman Jeanny Sharp said investigators don’t yet know what caused the disturbance or whether it was linked to a fight or fights among offenders.
The complex holds about 170 young offenders, almost all of them male.