They'll assault you if you burn the toast, says Oberstown worker
Staff at Ireland's new youth detention facility are 'worn out' coping with feral youngsters
Published 09/08/2015 | 02:30
Ireland's only youth detention facility is a powder keg ready to blow, according to a veteran youth care worker.
More than a fortnight after three out of four youths who absconded from the Oberstown Centre in Lusk, north county Dublin remain at large, a member of staff at the facility said conditions are now so volatile that it's only a matter of time before a staff member or inmate is killed.
Speaking exclusively to the Sunday Independent on condition of anonymity, the worker, Sean*, said he has never seen anything like the level of violence at the facility - even though it's technically not a prison and staff are not prison guards who would be trained to deal with violent offenders.