TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Apr 16, 2018
Department of Correction Commissioner Tony Parker promised lawmakers today that he would review the circumstances of the “shocking” 2013 death of an inmate, The Tennessean reports. During a hearing about the future of private prison oversight, a nurse previously employed at a state prison accused officials of covering up the alleged homicide of Elbert Thornton. The nurse said she was told to downplay the death, which documentation showed was found by a medical examiner to be “suspicious, unusual or unnatural.”