Inmate advocate calls prisons’ COVID care a ‘nightmare’

By Updated: May 18, 2020 9:50 AM CT | Published: May 16, 2020 4:00 AM CT Update
<strong>Dr. Lisa Piercey, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health, listens to Gov. Bill Lee give an update on COVID-19 during a press briefing at Memphis International Airport on March 27. According to Piercey, the department began working with the Department of Correction as early as January to prepare for the pandemic.</strong> (Greg Campbell/Special to the Daily Memphian file)

Dr. Lisa Piercey, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health, listens to Gov. Bill Lee give an update on COVID-19 during a press briefing at Memphis International Airport on March 27. According to Piercey, the department began working with the Department of Correction as early as January to prepare for the pandemic. (Greg Campbell/Special to the Daily Memphian file)

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Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.


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