Nashville leaders are at an impasse over whether to accept a payment from the company that runs the city’s juvenile detention center, where four teens escaped in November.
Nashville’s Metro Council is preparing to settle a lawsuit with the private company that operates the city’s Juvenile Detention Center, after four teens escaped last fall.
Last Thursday, Laura Munoz’s son turned 18. But she didn’t get to watch him blow out birthday candles or open any presents. Munoz’s son is detained in the Davidson County Juvenile Detention Center, along with nearly 40 other teens.
Juvenile Court Judge Sheila Calloway signed an order Monday morning, which sends four charges against Jayona Brown to criminal court. She could face decades behind bars.
Nashville’s Juvenile Court is making major management changes after four teens escaped from its detention center late last year. The CEO of the company that runs the facility told Metro Council members Thursday night that he was “ashamed” and that they’ve “tightened the ship.” But some council members say they’re still not convinced it’s enough.
The fourth teen who escaped from Nashville’s juvenile detention center was caught at an apartment complex in Antioch Thursday afternoon, ending a 13-day search. Police say tips from Crime Stoppers helped them find 17-year-old Brandon Caruthers. The investigation also sheds light on the inner workings of a police unit created in early 2018 to address […]
Across America, fewer children are behind bars. And nowhere has seen a bigger drop in incarcerated youth than Tennessee.