TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Oct 8, 2015

The American Correctional Association recommended that Tennessee review how it classifies prisoner assaults on guards, the Times Free Press reports. State Correction Commissioner Derrick Schofield said he does not think assaults are currently being misclassified, but said he would "evaluate how we're going to implement [or] whether there are some things we need to tweak." The national experts also recommended in their report presented Wednesday to a Senate subcommittee that the state change its current staff work schedule.