OK

This is only a Preview!

You must Publish this diary to make this visible to the public,
or click 'Edit Diary' to make further changes first.

Posting a Diary Entry

Daily Kos welcomes blog articles from readers, known as diaries. The Intro section to a diary should be about three paragraphs long, and is required. The body section is optional, as is the poll, which can have 1 to 15 choices. Descriptive tags are also required to help others find your diary by subject; please don't use "cute" tags.

When you're ready, scroll down below the tags and click Save & Preview. You can edit your diary after it's published by clicking Edit Diary. Polls cannot be edited once they are published.

If this is your first time creating a Diary since the Ajax upgrade, before you enter any text below, please press Ctrl-F5 and then hold down the Shift Key and press your browser's Reload button to refresh its cache with the new script files.

ATTENTION: READ THE RULES.

  1. One diary daily maximum.
  2. Substantive diaries only. If you don't have at least three solid, original paragraphs, you should probably post a comment in an Open Thread.
  3. No repetitive diaries. Take a moment to ensure your topic hasn't been blogged (you can search for Stories and Diaries that already cover this topic), though fresh original analysis is always welcome.
  4. Use the "Body" textbox if your diary entry is longer than three paragraphs.
  5. Any images in your posts must be hosted by an approved image hosting service (one of: imageshack.us, photobucket.com, flickr.com, smugmug.com, allyoucanupload.com, picturetrail.com, mac.com, webshots.com, editgrid.com).
  6. Copying and pasting entire copyrighted works is prohibited. If you do quote something, keep it brief, always provide a link to the original source, and use the <blockquote> tags to clearly identify the quoted material. Violating this rule is grounds for immediate banning.
  7. Be civil. Do not "call out" other users by name in diary titles. Do not use profanity in diary titles. Don't write diaries whose main purpose is to deliberately inflame.
For the complete list of DailyKos diary guidelines, please click here.

Please begin with an informative title:

The underlying problem here has been going on for years. The Justice Department studied the problem but went no further.

Intro

You must enter an Intro for your Diary Entry between 300 and 1150 characters long (that's approximately 50-175 words without any html or formatting markup).

This unfortunately is one more example of our system not working, and not enough being done by our government to correct the problem(s).

A violent disturbance broke out involving more than 20 teens at the same Nashville juvenile detention center where more than 30 escaped earlier this week.

About 28 teens – some of whom had also escaped during Monday’s massive breakout – were involved in the latest incident that began Wednesday night, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services spokesman Rob Johnson said. The teens had gotten out of their dorm and were roaming the campus.

Video shot by Nashville station WTVF showed teens chasing and assaulting a man who appeared to be a staff member at the detention center. Photos published by Nashville newspaper The Tennessean showed teens in the detention center yard carrying sticks. One photo showed someone spraying a FIRE EXTINGUISHER.

What is causing these teenagers to want to break out of this facility? From 2010 Tennessean newspaper report:
Questions about sexual abuse at Woodland Hills and other state youth detention facilities arose earlier this year when a study conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice found that juveniles who had been in Woodland Hills reported one of the highest rates of abuse of any facility in the country.
What did the Department of Justice do other than study the problem of sexual abuse (in this case abuse by female guards of male detainees) at Woodland Hills?

Nothing. At least four years have gone by since the Justice Department study. This is weak, very weak.

http://www.theguardian.com/...

http://archive.tennessean.com/...

Extended (Optional)

Originally posted to Superpole on Thu Sep 04, 2014 at 08:13 AM PDT.

Also republished by Three Star Kossacks.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.