Press Release from the Tennessee Department of Corrections; Oct. 4, 2012:  NASHVILLE, TN – Commissioner Derrick Schofield has directed the Department of Correction’s Office of Investigation and Compliance to conduct a thorough investigation into performance audit findings related to probation and parole supervision of deceased offenders. Upon conclusion of the investigation follow up information will […]


Press Release from Comptroller Justin Wilson; Oct. 1, 2012:  The Comptroller released today an audit of the state Board of Parole that found, at a minimum, annual arrest checks were completed on behalf of 82 parolees who had been dead for varying lengths of time, ranging from less than six months to more than 19 […]


Democratic Party Leader Gary Odom and Rep. Matthew Hill, R-Jonesborough, shared tense exchanges both during and after Monday’s House floor session regarding a proposal to lengthen prison terms for certain crimes while directing lesser offenders to court-monitored probation.