The rash of assaults reported at DCS facilities follows a controversial decision by agency Commissioner Kate O'Day to shut down two of the state's detention centers on July 1 as a cost-saving measure.
If Taft Youth Development Center is closed, Juvenile Court judges and East Tennessee lawmakers are worried not only for its teenage inmates, but also for the more vulnerable residents at the other facilities where Taft's "worst of the worst" may be sent. [..] Gov. Bill Haslam told [DCS] to present a fiscal 2013 budget that cuts $40.3 million in state funding across Tennessee.
Bonus question for discussion: Why are the Nashville and Chattanooga papers reporting on this and not the Knoxville paper?
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