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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Aug 31, 2015

State House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Stewart, D-Nashville, requested an independent review of Tennessee’s corrections system by the National Institute of Corrections, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports. Stewart said he believes the recently announced review by the American Correctional Association will not be an independent investigation. “Everything we see about this organization suggests that it is essentially working hand in hand with our correctional management,” he said. Stewart also called for the re-establishment of the legislature’s Corrections Oversight Committee.