Tucson Council members tour Southwest Key

Tucson council members tour Southwest Key
Updated: Sep. 4, 2018 at 5:41 AM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Tucson council member Paul Durham (Ward 3), who has been trying since June to get a tour of the Southwest Key Facility on Oracle Road, got his chance to get a tour of the facility on Friday, Aug. 31.

He was joined by council members Regina Romero, Paul Cunningham, Vice Mayor Robert Fimbres and Pima County Supervisor Sharon Bronson.

The group took an almost two-hour tour of the facility. They saw the kitchen, library and the classrooms. The officials met 60 people that work there and six kids on the student council that live there.

Durham says, there are 295 kids living there and 250 are boys. Most of them are around 16 years old and are from Guatemala. Eight of the kids are still separated from their families and in each case the parents have been deported.

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