TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Oct 15, 2015

Appearing before the state Senate Corrections Subcommittee yesterday, Tennessee Correction Commissioner Derrick Schofield told lawmakers that he will revise controversial staff schedules and change the legal definitions of inmate-on-guard assaults – two issues that recently have led to concerns among correctional officers. “This is not just a Band-Aid. This is a complete review,” Schofield told the panel. A recent independent review by the American Correctional Association found unrest over guard turnover, violence and understaffing. The Times Free Press has the story.