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Tenn. teens said to be 'piling up' in county jails

State efforts to close down Taft Youth Development Center and transfer some of Tennessee's toughest teen offenders to other state facilities are creating a flow of delinquents into some county lockups

By Andy Sher
Chattanooga Times Free Press

NASHVILLE — State efforts to close down Taft Youth Development Center and transfer some of Tennessee's toughest teen offenders to other state facilities are creating a flow of delinquents into some county lockups, several officials say.

"All I'm hearing is the detention centers are holding them until there's an opening (at state facilities) and it's piling up and bottlenecking," said Rep. Jim Cobb, RSpring City, who was among area lawmakers opposed to closing the 95-year-old center in Bledsoe County.

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