Group rallies against proposed detention center

BRIDGEPORT - Residents continued Wednesday to show their displeasure in the proposed plan to put a juvenile detention center for girls in their neighborhood.

Gov. Jodi Rell said Tuesday she plans to move forward with the $15 million facility despite opposition from the city.

The residents protested in front of the building site with the hope of turning away the plan that they believe could bring crime and hurt property value.

Opponents say they have until the Bond Commission votes on Jan. 8 to convince at least five of the members to vote against the proposal.

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