TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jun 14, 2019
NewsChannel 5 recently completed a months-long investigation into concerns about the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center in Hartsville, as well as CoreCivic, the for-profit prison company that operates the facility. Former inmates describe being under constant lockdown in understaffed facilities, as well as staff ignoring reports of safety concerns. One inmate said he filed multiple reports that he feared an attack from his cellmate – reports that were ignored – and then a few weeks later, he was raped in his cell. CoreCivic responded that the company is working to resolve issues at all four of its Tennessee facilities.