New report shows Rutherford County, Tennessee’s juvenile justice system has a staggering history of jailing children

Nashville Public Radio and ProPublica press reporters launched an investigative report on the high rates of kids, in especially black kids, who have actually ended up in juvenile detention in Rutherford County, TN. A case from 2016, where 11 black kids were jailed for a criminal activity that does not exist under Tennessee law, was not an exception however the standard. Meribah Knight, a senior press reporter with Nashville Public Radio who added to ProPublica’s report, signs up with MSNBC’s Alicia Menendez to dig much deeper into her investigative report, and the impact on the kids in this county.Oct. 10,2021 Find Out More