TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Apr 13, 2018
Community advocates will go before the Shelby County Board of Commissioners next week to request a moratorium on the transfer of juveniles to adult jails, the Memphis Flyer reports. Those supporting the measure say that because juveniles must be kept separate from adults in such facilities that they are kept in solitary confinement and face a high risk of abuse. Nine states and Washington, D.C., so far have passed laws to keep youth out of adult prisons in the past three years.