Governor says private prison operator will be held accountable for higher murder rate

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 11, 2019 10:12 PM CT | Published: July 11, 2019 5:32 PM CT

Gov. Bill Lee said Thursday he will hold the state’s private prison operator accountable amid a report the number of murders at CoreCivic-run facilities was twice that at Tennessee Department of Correction prisons.

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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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