TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on May 24, 2016

The Associated Press reports a “series of problems” are behind the reason Trousdale Turner Correctional Center has stopped taking inmates after four months of full operation. According to a memo obtained by the AP through an open records request, guards were not in control of the housing units and were putting inmates in solitary confinement for no documented reason. The Tennessee Department of Correction Assistant Commissioner said they are holding off on sending prisoners to the Hartsville facility due to recruiting and staffing issues.