Lawmakers Give Tennessee Prisons a Pass

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At a Sunset Hearing January 13, 2020, members of the Joint Subcommittee of Government Operations listen to testimony by Tennessee Department of Corrections Commissioner Tony Parker. Despite a damning audit of Tennessee prisons, lawmakers voted to let TDOC operate for another four years. NASHVILLE, TN –At a Sunset Hearing January 13, state lawmakers gave the Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC) until 2024 before revisiting the question of whether it should be abolished. The Comptroller’s office released a scathing audit last week of Tennessee prisons, both private and state run. TDOC stil...