It’s a Bumpy Rollout for New TN Private Prison

Trousdale Turner Correctional Center, Tennessee’s largest prison, was told to stop accepting new inmates after the state found a litany of “serious issues” with its leadership, staffing, solitary confinement, and excessive force. A former military officer who worked there said, “I felt like I was in more danger when I was in the prison.”

Kentucky Considers Return to Using Private Prisons

State dropped private facilities three years ago after female inmates were being abused at one of them, but corrections facilities are crowded because of a 13 percent rise in inmates since 2013. State Rep. Brent Yonts warns officials to be careful returning to private operators, but says “we have to relieve … pressure” on local jails.