Proposed youth jail closure in Middle...

Proposed youth jail closure in Middle TN could affect facilities in East TN

There are 10 comments on the WBIR-TV Knoxville story from Dec 30, 2011, titled Proposed youth jail closure in Middle TN could affect facilities in East TN. In it, WBIR-TV Knoxville reports that:

Knox County officials are speaking out about how the proposed closure of a juvenile correctional center in Middle Tennessee could affect youth jail populations in East Tennessee.

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#1 Dec 30, 2011
Regarding this story, and as it has already been posted in another thread, there will be a town hall meeting on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at the Bledsoe County Courthouse. The meeting will start at 5:00 p.m.

Any taxpayer interested in learning the TRUTH should take a few minutes out of their schedules and come and here the facts.

It seems to me that people are looking at the dollar signs, and while that is important, we all know how those can be misleading. So, come hear what this is really all about!
hillbilly

Pikeville, TN

#2 Dec 31, 2011
hear is a idea,i know boys who have been to taft..also know 2 boys that spent a year at rhea county jail..the two boys who spent the year in rhea county jail now have jobs and familys,,they where just mean ass stupid kids..i say one year in rhea county jail works a hell of a lot better.than time at the d.c.s. run joke called taft.i say every county needs to take care of there own kids,in there own jail..
mike

Oakdale, TN

#3 Dec 31, 2011
hillbilly wrote:
hear is a idea,i know boys who have been to taft..also know 2 boys that spent a year at rhea county jail..the two boys who spent the year in rhea county jail now have jobs and familys,,they where just mean ass stupid kids..i say one year in rhea county jail works a hell of a lot better.than time at the d.c.s. run joke called taft.i say every county needs to take care of there own kids,in there own jail..
Hate to pour cold water on that idea but where are you gonna put them.Where are you gonna get the money to keep them.TAFT is for the worst of the lot not small timers like you describe.Those kids you describe did not commit serious crimes those at TAFT DID.
Taft Supporter

Dunlap, TN

#4 Dec 31, 2011
Here's a novel idea those of you, hillbilly et.al. that want Taft closed start a group home then you will be responsible for the "child" make sure he gets an education(which will be provided by the local school system now here's a can of worms they will go to school with your children at the local high school think its bad now just wait...), three meals a day, and a place to sleep. Then you will be responsible for crimes he commits, whether they be petty things like say...armed robbery, rape, murder, etc. Those are the kids that make up most of the population there. Most of the people that work there try their best to help, now there are some "rotten apples" but thats everywhere and unfortunately those are the ones everyone hears about. So instead of bashing Taft lets try and support the people that work there they have families to support and the economies in Pikeville, Crossville, Dunlap, Dayton etc. don't need more people out of work!!!!
mike

Oakdale, TN

#5 Jan 5, 2012
Mrs ODAY for some reason did not face people in BLEDSOE COUNTY who are concerned about the closing.Its not neccesarily about jobs but fairness.Those young men learn a skill get their diploma and have something to hold onto for the first time in their lives and a berucrat in NASHVILLE is making decisions without knowing the facts.Last year at KAINEN BORINGS FUNERAL 10 TAFT FOOTBALL PLAYERS showed up to express their sorrow for a player they didnt know.Now the fact that they cared enough to come says that they have come a long way in becoming citizens productive citizens so why pull that dream of a better life from underneath them.Simple they want to be apple polishers and dont care about 200 jobs being lost and the chances that they will get employment at the new prison which is a year away.But do they care no// they just want to look good and these idiots need to hear our side the side that counts.Maybe the GOVERNER needs to get off his fat butt and come to PIKEVILLE and come to TAFT and see for himself.
TeaParty4Ever

Pikeville, TN

#6 Jan 19, 2012
Waaa! Waaa! Cry me a river over juvenile delinquents who have done God knows what. They already made their choice to ruin their lives and I won't pay another red cent of my tax $ to support them in this county! GET IT?! THEY'RE OUT OF HERE!!!
mike

Oakdale, TN

#7 Jan 19, 2012
TeaParty4Ever wrote:
Waaa! Waaa! Cry me a river over juvenile delinquents who have done God knows what. They already made their choice to ruin their lives and I won't pay another red cent of my tax $ to support them in this county! GET IT?! THEY'RE OUT OF HERE!!!
Why dont you GET OUT OF HERE///You want it closed so you can get the property cheap so you can put your strip club on it.
TeaParty4Ever

Pikeville, TN

#8 Feb 4, 2012
Like Gov Haslam said people want the government to be run like a business, then when something gets downsized that affects those people they complain. Well guess what Bledsoe Co voted in Haslam so they got what they asked for - SOMEONE WHO KNOWS ABOUT MAKING MONEY! Taft is a waste of money! And guess what? Bledsoe Co will vote Haslam in again next time!
mike wrote:
<quoted text>Why dont you GET OUT OF HERE///You want it closed so you can get the property cheap so you can put your strip club on it.
God Golly

Nashville, TN

#9 Apr 26, 2012
I hope u run into a X Taft boy one day TeaParty4Ever, he will help u downsize ur bank account when he beats ur ass and robs u blind.
KNo You

Pikeville, TN

#10 Apr 26, 2012
It wouldnt take a Taft boy

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