Monday, May 25, 2015

Community Meeting Set for Tuesday May 26 at Global Mall Event Center regarding Proposed Consolidation of all Nashville Jails to Southeast Nashville

Community Meeting Set for Tuesday May 26 at Global Mall Event Center regarding Proposed Consolidation of all Nashville Jails to Southeast Nashville
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CREATED May 24, 2015
ANTIOCH, Tenn. – A community meeting has been set to discuss the possible relocation of the Davidson County Jail.
In April, Mayor Karl Dean and Sheriff Daron Hall announced plans to move the jail to an area off Harding Place.
Since then, neighbors have been voicing their opinion.
For those wanting to attend, the southeast community meeting has been scheduled from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Global Mall event center.

Residents of southeast Nashville declare opposition to move of CJC

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Residents of southeast Nashville and Antioch have officially declared their opposition to the proposed relocation of the Criminal Justice Center.
Southeast Nashville United called for Mayor Karl Dean, elected city council representatives, the police department and sheriff’s office to begin an ongoing dialogue with south Nashville residents, explore other relocation sites and keep the CJC where it is in downtown Nashville through the process.
Residents cite five things moving the sheriff’s facilities to their neighborhood will do, including permanently stigmatizing Antioch as an area for incarceration.
They also said it would establish Antioch as the only area of Nashville with the responsibility for housing prisoners.
Southeast Nashville United believes the move would also hinder economic development in the area but making it less attractive to desirable businesses, as well as attract undesirable businesses like bail bonding and cash advance companies.
The residents also fear prisoners will be released directly into their neighborhoods.
The neighborhood group is holding a meting Tuesday, May 26 at the Global Mall at the Crossings event center on Hickory Hollow Parkway at 6 p.m.
They are inviting Mayor Dean, Sheriff Daron Hall, the Metro Council, and many other lawmakers and officials with Capital Project Solutions, a Nashville-based project management company.
Earlier this month, Sheriff Hall addressed many of the community’s concerns in a public meeting. Click here to read what he had to say.

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