The juvenile detention center needs to be replaced

By , Guest Columnist Published: February 15, 2020 4:00 AM CT
Guest Columnist

Bill Powell

Bill Powell worked in the criminal justice system in Shelby County for 39 years. At the time of his retirement, he served as criminal justice coordinator for Shelby County Government and as settlement agreement coordinator for Shelby County Government and the U.S. Department of Justice.

The question ultimately is not whether we can afford a new facility but whether we can afford not to have one.


Shelby County Juvenile Court Shelby County Juvenile Detention Center Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris


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