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Riot, vandalism reported at Rusaifa juvenile detention facility

By JT - Feb 19,2019 - Last updated at Feb 19,2019

AMMAN — A number of inmates at the Osama Bin Zaid Juvenile Centre in Rusaifa rioted and committed acts of vandalism in objection to a decision to transfer two inmates to a new centre in Madaba, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The decision was implemented as part of a Social Development Ministry plan to separate dangerous inmates as part of the endeavour to rehabilitate juveniles in its centres, the ministry announced in a statement.

The statement added that the situation was under control and that those responsible for the violent acts were referred to the pertinent authorities to carry out legal action.   

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