A teenager will front court on Wednesday morning after he allegedly tried to escape Ashley Youth Detention Centre overnight.
The 17-year-old boy was arrested after he was found in the bushes near the centre on Tuesday night.
He has been accused of trying to escape the facility before allegedly attempting a carjacking.
He was held in custody and expected to appear in the Youth Justice Court.
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Human Services Minister Roger Jaensch said theDepartment of Communities Tasmania had commenced a formal review into the incident.
"This is a standard practice when such incidents occur, as it is important that we understand how they occurred and what measures can be put in place to prevent them happening again," he said.
"It's important to understand that AYDC is a therapeutic facility that aims to safely and securely accommodate young offenders with a view to rehabilitation and a positive return to life within our community."