Youth detention center planned for Middleton
MIDDLETON, Mass. (AP) -- The state is planning to build a $34 million youth detention center in Middleton that will hold up to 45 juvenile offenders.
John Brennan, director of the Department of Youth Services Northeast Region, says the two-story building will include three wings to house three separate units.
The building will be constructed on land off Route 62 on former Danvers State Hospital property. Brennan tells The Salem News the area is about a half-mile from the nearest home.
Construction on the new building is scheduled to start in the fall and could take up to two years.
The facility will house a long-term secure treatment unit, a short-term treatment unit, and a pretrial detention unit for juveniles being held on bail. It will also hold office space.