Lincoln Place, a residential center for youth on the city's South Side, takes these measures to prevent runaways:
Staff-to-resident ratio is 1-to-8.
Children are accounted for every 15 minutes.
A Mahoning County deputy sheriff provides security on weekends, when most runaway incidents occur.
Cameras are in each of the facility's units.
An alarm sounds whenever an outside door is opened.
Source: Dallas Lough, Lincoln Place Administrator

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