Commission delays vote on initial funding for new detention center

By , Daily Memphian Published: January 16, 2019 12:15 AM CT

The Shelby County Commission delayed a vote Monday on allocating $1.3 million for a new Shelby County Juvenile Detention Center after several commissioners raised concerns they were moving too fast on the project.

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Edmund Ford Jr. Juvenile Court Mick Wright Shelby County Commission Tami Sawyer
Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf covers Bartlett and North Memphis neighborhoods for The Daily Memphian. He also analyzes COVID-19 data each week. Omer is a former Jackson Sun reporter and University of Memphis graduate.


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