Baggershus

Controversial Youth Center Closed

A Swedish youth home that placed immigrant youngsters arriving here without parents in close proximity to juvenile delinguents and young addicts has been closed after much public criticism.

The Baggershus center’s adminsitration at first denied that the immigrants had any contact with the young offenders. It was also revealed that some of the young people were being locked up for disciplinary reasons – something only permitted at state institutions.

Swedish Minister of Integration Tobias Billström recently visited the home, outside Gothenburg and said then that operations were satisfactory.

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