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The growing prison and jail populations
The growing prison and jail populations

In 2015 Newsweek Magazine reported that over 2.2 million people are incarcerated in American jails or prisons. America has the largest jail/prison population in the world.

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Former Coffee County Baseball Coach gets Prison Time after Plea Agreement
Former Coffee County Baseball Coach gets Prison Time after Plea Agreement

The trial of former Coffee County High School baseball coach Brad Weir will not take place as a plea agreement was agreed upon Wednesday.

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Tennessee Supreme Court Upholds Current Lethal Injection Protocol As Constitutional
Tennessee Supreme Court Upholds Current Lethal Injection Protocol As Constitutional

A majority of the Tennessee Supreme Court has held that death row inmates failed to establish that the current, three-drug lethal injection protocol violates prohibitions against cruel and unusual punishment under the United States Constitution and the Tennessee Constitution.

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Mother receives death threat of son in Murfreesboro
Mother receives death threat of son in Murfreesboro

According the mother, the letter said that she needed to pay the suspect money or else her son would be killed.

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Turney Center Prison / Industrial Complex Disturbance on Sunday in Tennessee
Turney Center Prison / Industrial Complex Disturbance on Sunday in Tennessee

Four of the 16 inmates involved in Sunday's disturbance have been moved to Riverbend Maximum Security Institution, while the other 12 remain at Morgan County Correctional Complex...

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Leader of Interstate Pill Distribution Conspiracy sentenced to 17 years in prison
Leader of Interstate Pill Distribution Conspiracy sentenced to 17 years in prison

Benjamin Edward Henry Bradley, 33, of Detroit, Michigan, has been sentenced to 17 years in prison, for his role as the primary supplier of tens of thousands of diverted prescription pills that were shipped from the Detroit area into Middle Tennessee

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Staff badly needed in TN Prisons
Staff badly needed in TN Prisons

Officials say there are more than 800 staff vacancies in Tennessee's public and private prisons amid ongoing complaints from employees, inmates and others about pay, benefits, safety and other concerns.

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Tennessee Prisons Keeping Controversial Schedule
Tennessee Prisons Keeping Controversial Schedule

State prison officials in Tennessee say they are keeping a controversial shift schedule that critics have blamed for understaffing and violence.

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Survey Says: 1 in 10 TN Children Has or Had an Incarcerated Parent
Survey Says: 1 in 10 TN Children Has or Had an Incarcerated Parent

One in 10 children in Tennessee has had an incarcerated parent - equating to 144,000 children facing at least part of their childhood without them.

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Tennessee Prison that Houses Some Murfreesboro Inmates Seizes Contraband
Tennessee Prison that Houses Some Murfreesboro Inmates Seizes Contraband

A prison that houses quite a few offenders with ties to Murfreesboro where they once lived prior to incarceration, made a big bust of contraband.

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Imprisoned children in Tennessee
Imprisoned children in Tennessee

Tennessee is one of 10 states that still allows children to be isolated in detention centers through solitary confinement.

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In Tennessee, prisoners may spend more time behind bars in the future
In Tennessee, prisoners may spend more time behind bars in the future

A task force appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam to look at prison sentencing is considering recommendations for longer prison terms.

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Photos of the old Tennessee State Prison
Photos of the old Tennessee State Prison

The abandoned and decrepit prison is located near downtown Nashville, Tennessee. The massive structure first opened in 1898.

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Rutherford County Adult Detention Center Sees Smaller State Prison Inmate Population Today
The inmate population at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center is a little thinner today.
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Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Changes Jail Mail and Contraband Policies
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Changes Jail Mail and Contraband Policies
Since July 1, more than 330 envelopes have been returned to senders for violating contraband policies, the major said.
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