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2018

09

Apr

Escape at Gateway to Independence Juvenile Center, Tennessee

April 9, 2018: Two teachers were injured after an altercation at Gateway to Independence, formerly known as Woodland Hills Youth Detention Center. The altercation led to one juvenile escaping the facility.

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2014

27

Sep

Mass Escape from Woodland Hills Youth Development Center, Tennessee

September 27, 2014: A group of thirteen juveniles overpowered a guard and took his keys and radio before breaking out of the dormitory and then out of the exterior fence. All but one were recaptured within hours.

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03

Sep

Uprising at Woodland Hills Youth Development Center, Tennessee

September 3, 2014: Just two days after 32 juveniles escaped from the facility, more 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.

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01

Sep

Mass Escape from Woodland Hills Youth Development Center, 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.

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07

May

Escape at Woodland Hills Youth Development Center, Tennessee

May 7, 2014: At approximately 4 a.m. six or seven juveniles broke out of their cells and escaped into the facility’s outdoor courtyard where they ran around until staff convinced them to return to their cells.

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