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So the county is considering closing Lake Afton Boys Ranch/Judge James Riddel Boys Ranch to save money.  Money that the Kansas legislature diverted from Sedgwick County and gave to their struggling state budget. The county has a 9.3 million dollar shortfall. SO, let's close a juvenile faciility that actually has a tremendous record of keeping young men from returning to jail. We all know how often juvenile crime leads to the revolving door of inmates being incarcarated over and over...Well, the Boys ranch has an excellent track record of stopping that revolving cycle...so let's close it. In fact, an average of 65% of these juveniles have not returned to criminal activity in the 12 months following their release.  So, even the most calloused observer would surely wish to spend this money now and save it in the future whne there would likely be more victims and prosecutions.  

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