Taft Youth Development Center, shown here in December 2011, was closed permanently last summer and now is a property of the state Department of Correction.
Taft Youth Development Center, shown here in December 2011, was closed permanently last summer and now is a property of the state Department of Correction.
Photo by Jake Daniels .
published Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
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NASHVILLE — Three state lawmakers are urging the Haslam administration to consider re-opening Taft Youth Development Center near Pikeville in the wake of two nights of mass escapes and a riot by teenaged felons at a less secure facility located in the middle of Nashville.

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