TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Nov 26, 2014

Problems at the Juvenile Justice Center in Memphis are causing big safety issues for law-enforcement, WREG reports. The secure elevator used to bring detainees up from the garage area hasn’t been working for months so law enforcement officers have to walk them up two flights of stairs, which means a need for added security. Detainees with handicaps or injuries who cannot take the stairs now have to be taken up on the public elevator, adding even more safety concerns. The hydraulic system, which was put in during the 1983 construction phase, will cost the center about $60,000 to fix.