Advocacy group will monitor Staunton detention center

The disAbility Law Center of Virginia will look for signs of abuse and neglect at the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center, the Staunton News Leader reports.

Immigrant children being held at the facility have alleged they were “beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering concrete cells,” the Associated Press reported last month.

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An all-girl Cub Scout pack has formed in Virginia Beach after Boy Scouts of America said they would begin admitting girls earlier this year. – The Virginian Pilot