- Associated Press - Friday, October 9, 2015

WHITMORE LAKE, Mich. (AP) - In a story Oct. 8 about the closure of the W.J. Maxey Boys Training School, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Livingston Daily Press & Argus, reported erroneously that two other state-run juvenile justice facilities were closed. Only Maxey was closed.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Official calls closing of Whitmore Lake facility ‘a shame’

Green Oak Township official calls closing of state-run Maxey school in Whitmore Lake ‘a shame’

WHITMORE LAKE, Mich. (AP) - The supervisor of a township in Livingston County says it’s “a shame” that the state closed a juvenile justice facility in a nearby community west of Detroit.

The W.J. Maxey Boys Training School in Whitmore Lake was shuttered with the beginning of the new state budget year on Oct. 1. The Livingston Daily Press & Argus (https://bit.ly/1LmMk6i ) reports that the Department of Health and Human Services has been working over the past several months to find new placement for juveniles and 65 state employees who were affected by the decision.

Green Oak Township Supervisor Mark St. Charles says it’s too bad the Maxey kids were “uprooted” but they’ve been reassigned to different facilities.

Maxey was a 60-bed facility that housed offenders ages 12 to 21.

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