Prisoner advocates say state numbers contradict CoreCivic defense

By Updated: July 16, 2019 3:43 PM CT | Published: July 16, 2019 3:43 PM CT

Prisoner advocates say state figures debunk the claims of Tennessee’s private prison operator that its murder rate is higher than in state-run prisons because it houses more violent offenders.


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Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard

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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