Woodland Hills Youth Development Center, Nashville, Tennessee
September 3, 2014

Just two days after 32 juveniles escaped from the facility, more than two dozen juveniles broke out of their rooms and into the yard. They covered their faces, attempted to break into buildings and wielded sticks and fire extinguishers.

This uprising followed an escape on September 1st at the same facility as well as an escape earlier that year in May.

Teens try to break into a building during an uprising at the youth facility (Photo Source: AP Photo/The Tennessean, Jason S. Lee).


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

More violence at troubled Nashville juvenile jail,” Independent Mail, September 4, 2014.

Raw: Teens Attack Detention Center Guards“, Associated Press, YouTube, September 4, 2014.

More violence at troubled Nashville juvenile jail,” News Tribune, September 5, 2014.

DCS OKs extra guards, non-lethal force at Woodland Hills“, Tennessean, September 5, 2014.

Data reveals problems at youth detention center“, Associated Press, Johnson City Press, September 22, 2014.