Plans for new youth detention center up in air amid talk of renovation

By  and , Daily Memphian Updated: August 26, 2020 10:18 AM CT | Published: January 16, 2020 4:00 AM CT

Shelby County officials, who last year approved funding for preliminary work to build a new juvenile detention facility, are now exploring alternatives such as renovating a closed youth facility in Southeast Memphis.


Juvenile Court Floyd Bonner Jr. Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris Eddie Jones Tami Sawyer Lauren Lee Shelby County Shelby County Commission
Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones covers criminal justice issues and general assignment news for The Daily Memphian. She previously was a reporter at The Commercial Appeal.

Linda A. Moore

Linda A. Moore

Linda A. Moore covers education, South Memphis and Whitehaven. A native of South Memphis, Linda has covered news in Memphis and Shelby County for more than 20 years and was formerly a reporter with The Commercial Appeal.

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