TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jan 7, 2019
In his first request of the new year, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris is asking the county’s commission to take the first step toward building a new juvenile detention facility, The Commercial Appeal reports. The current facility “is not a suitable place to put kids on the path to rehabilitation,” Harris said. Harris is asking for $1.3 million to be approved for design of the new facility, which is being called the Juvenile Justice and Education Center. The $1.3 million would be transferred from funds set aside for a now discontinued plan for a Shelby County sewer system.