NASHVILLE, Tenn. — State lawmakers plan to release more than 2,000 prison inmates two months early to save $5.7 million over the next year.
The Tennessee Department of Correction will merge prison rehabilitation programs, allowing more inmates who complete those programs to shave 60 days off their sentences. Inmates who committed violent and nonviolent offenses could be eligible for early release.Read more
HARTSVILLE, Tenn. — Corrections Corporation of America announced the suspension of work on the new $143 million correctional facility in Trousdale County that would have created more than 2,000 new beds.
CCA halted construction of the 2,040-bed Trousdale project, which was scheduled for completion during the fourth quarter of 2009, amid uncertainty over the demand for additional bed space, according to the company.Read more