A Memphis teenager in solitary confinement at an adult prison will move to the Shelby County Juvenile Detention Center based on an order signed Wednesday by a local Criminal Court judge.
The transfer of Teriyona Winton, 16, comes after legislation signed by Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday regarding housing juveniles in adult facilities. Winton has spent months in an adult facility on a charge from last year in the shooting death of 17-year-old Deago Brown when she was 15.
On Wednesday Criminal Court Judge W. Mark Ward signed an order removing Winton from an adult facility in Henning, transferring her to local juvenile detention.