Dept. Of Corrections Asst. Commissioner Resigns After Audit
NASHVILLE, Tenn.- The assistant commissioner of the Department of Correction submitted his resignation Wednesday, after a state audit of Board of Probation & Parole found employees made annual arrest checks of at least 82 dead parolees.
The audit of the Board of Parole released Monday discovered employees were making arrest checks of parolees that had been dead anywhere from less than six months to more than 19 years. In at least two cases, officers completed documents stating that the offenders were still alive.
Following Wednesday’s subcommittee hearing, Assistant Commissioner Gary Tullock submitted his resignation from the department, effective immediately.