No top-tier Tennessee gubernatorial candidates support ending private prisons in state

No top-tier Tennessee gubernatorial candidates support ending private prisons in state

November 24th, 2017 by The Tennessean in Local Regional News

The operation by CoreCivic of Trousdale Turner Correctional Center in Hartsville, Tenn., was given low marks in a recent state comptroller's audit.

Photo by Mark Humphrey

None of Tennessee's top-tier gubernatorial candidates believe Tennessee should stop using private prisons.

The Tennessean surveyed the seven leading GOP and Democratic gubernatorial campaigns after lawmakers blasted public and private prison officials following a scathing audit from the Tennessee comptroller.

The audit focused on long-standing staffing and gang issues at Trousdale Turner Correctional Center, the latest problems for the state's largest, private prison.

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