Woodland Hills Youth Development Center, Nashville, Tennessee
September 1, 2014

Thirty-two juvenile detainees, nearly half the population of the facility, escaped the state-run juvenile detention center by slipping under the fence.

The facility is operated by the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services. There had also been an escape at this facility earlier in the year on May 7.


32 Teens Have Escaped From A Juvenile Prison In Nashville“, Business Insider, Associated Press, September 2, 2014.

Nashville youth detention centre had troubled history prior to mass escape“, The Guardian, September 2, 2014.

Thirty-two teenagers escape from Nashville detention center“, The Guardian, September 2, 2014.

32 teens escape from DCS detention center in Nashville; 7 still at large“, The Tennesseean, September 2, 2014.

What Life Is Like Inside The Woodland Hills Detention Center“, Nashville Public Radio, September 30, 2014.


Escape at Woodland Hills Youth Development Center, Tennessee“, Perilous Chronicle.