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Memphis group provides sweatshirts for teens at juvenile detention center

Memphis,TN.--In August WREG reported on AC woes down at Juvenile Court. Now, the heating unit seems to be working but according to Just City’s Josh Spickler children are cold at the detention center, without long sleeved shirts to keep them warm.

"I don’t have information about faulty equipment, but the children were without proper attire," said Spickler.

Through a joint effort, Just City was able to donate shirts like to make sure even as it gets cooler outside teenagers are able to stay warm.

"Even if they did do bad things to me it seems unjust to deny them basic things like a sweatshirt," added Spickler.

WREG reached out to Shelby County Sheriff’s Office who told us, there’s not a problem with the heat.
They say juvenile court and the detention center areas are warm. Spickler says he’s basing his facts on attorneys who visit teenagers at the detention center daily.

"I heard that the kids were very cold during interviews in the detention area."

Just City donated 80 sweatshirts, to the children hoping that even if the teenagers don’t make it home for Christmas, they’ll at least have the gift of warmth this holiday season.