Sheriff’s office struggling with new youth justice center

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 03, 2024 7:27 PM CT | Published: April 03, 2024 2:54 PM CT

A group of organizations allege the youth detention facility’s leadership and staff deny visitation and do not provide sufficient education or time outdoors.


Shelby County Sheriff's Office Shelby County Youth Justice and Education Center juvenile crime
Julia Baker

Julia Baker

Julia Baker covers Memphis and Shelby County’s law enforcement agencies and is a member of The Daily Memphian’s public safety reporting team. A lifelong Memphian, Julia graduated from the University of Memphis in 2021. Other publications and organizations she has written for include Chalkbeat, Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent magazine and Memphis magazine.


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