NORTH LAS VEGAS -- Red Rock Academy, a juvenile correction facility, is closing after multiple inspections found dozens of youths were not being adequately protected by the private contractor running the facility.
Nevada's only maximum security juvenile correction center is located in North Las Vegas and less than six months after a state audit, the facility is now shutting down.
A joint operation between a private contractor called Rite of Passage and the State Division of Child and Family Services took over the facility two years. Rite of Passage won a bid to run the facility in 2013.
The facility used to be Summit View Correctional Center. Back in 2001, inmates rioted on the roof of that facility following allegations of sexual abuse and filthy living conditions.
Some families were asked to pick up their teenage inmates from the facility early Wednesday.