The group walked through gleaming hallways and landscaped grounds. They walked into a large gymnasium, and the guests said they were impressed.
“In Croatia, we do not have such brand new institutions,” said Lana Peto Kujundžić, a juvenile judge in Croatia. “They are all old and they do not have so many spaces.”
Kujundžić was among four visitors from Europe recently touring a Massachusetts Department of Youth Services — or DYS — facility in Middleton. The three-year-old space accommodates up to 45 criminal offenders in their early 20s.