Is state prison violence accurately reported?

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -There’s questions about whether or not violent incidents that occur at the state’s prisons are being accurately reported.

An audit released in September on the Department of Correction showed five areas of major weakness.

One of which was the inconsistencies in how the department reports violence and major disturbances within the institution.

Some lawmakers there’s an atmosphere of secrecy about what’s truly going on at state prisons.


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