State Prison Chief Asks for Safekeeping Policy Review Amid Controversy - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 28, 2018
After a February report found that some Tennesseans who had not been convicted of a crime were held for months in solitary confinement, the head of the state prison system told lawmakers Monday that he’s asked for a review of Department of Corrections safekeeping policies, The Tennessean reports. Commissioner Tony Parker told the Senate State and Local Government Corrections Subcommittee he asked the department's chief general counsel to review the safekeeping policy, "to try and find ways to be as less restrictive as we can.”