Prisoner advocates say state numbers contradict CoreCivic defense

By , Daily Memphian 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.

Meaningful news delivered to you each week

Coverage of the key happenings in our city including government, elections, and more.

Manage Your Email Subscriptions

Topics

Alex Friedmann CoreCivic"
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.


Comment On This Story

Become a subscriber to join the discussion.
Meaningful news delivered to you each week

Coverage of the key happenings in our city including government, elections, and more.

Manage Your Email Subscriptions