SOUTH PORTLAND — Maine’s largest youth detention facility has a new superintendent. 

The Department of Corrections said Jeff Merrill II has accepted the top job at the Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland.

Merrill has been working as acting superintendent in recent months in place of Rodney Bouffard, who was named warden at the Maine State Prison two weeks ago.

Merrill has 23 years of correctional experience and has held a variety of high-level management positions in the past 15 years.

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