Tennessee has decided that juvenile offenders are NOT entitled to a jury trial. I find this incredibly naive and short-sighted legislation. Do they think that a “Detention Assessment Tool” will in any way make up for juveniles who are wrongly accused? Have you never found a Judge to have personal prejudice or make mistakes? There is no rehabilitation that occurs once a juvenile has been incarcerated at Taft or anyplace like it. Taft is just where Brushy Mountain’s future residents go to learn new skills and lose hope for their futures. TCCY, will you fight for the justice of Tennessee’s juveniles?