TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Dec 14, 2015

Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey told reporters Friday he believes Department of Correction Commissioner Derrick Schofield should no longer hold his position, The Times Free Press reports. Schofield has been criticized for prison staff schedules and legal definitions of officer-on-guard assaults. Ramsey noted it was ultimately up to Gov. Bill Haslam to decide if Schofield will remain commissioner but said, "There are times that come in every department where a change at the top would help.”