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.
The trial of former Coffee County High School baseball coach Brad Weir will not take place as a plea agreement was agreed upon Wednesday.
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.
According the mother, the letter said that she needed to pay the suspect money or else her son would be killed.
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...
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
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.
State prison officials in Tennessee say they are keeping a controversial shift schedule that critics have blamed for understaffing and violence.
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.
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.
Tennessee is one of 10 states that still allows children to be isolated in detention centers through solitary confinement.
A task force appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam to look at prison sentencing is considering recommendations for longer prison terms.
The abandoned and decrepit prison is located near downtown Nashville, Tennessee. The massive structure first opened in 1898.
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