Tennessee Comptroller Audit Notes Significant Shortcomings in Prison Management

Tennessee Comptroller Audit Notes Significant Shortcomings in Prison Management

MEDICAL CARE AND RECORDS, STAFFING SHORTAGES AMONG CHIEF CONCERNS by Sharon Rondeau (Jan. 11, 2020) — A 234-page “Performance Audit Report” released Friday by the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury found the Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC) to be deficient in carrying out the department’s mission “to operate safe and secure prisons and provide effective […]

Tennessee “Dictatorship of the Judiciary” Has Its Roots in the Legislature

Tennessee “Dictatorship of the Judiciary” Has Its Roots in the Legislature

JUDGES PROTECTED FOR DECADES BY STATE’S ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES TO FOSTER CULTURE OF CORRUPTION by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 12, 2014) — Over at least several decades, the Tennessee legislature has worked to protect judges and other public employees from liability by passing laws which provide them with immunity in the course of their duties. In an […]