Sept. 28, 2015
State Sen. Jeff Yarbro held a news conference to call for the administration to provide answers in the death of an inmate at West Tennessee State Penitentiary.
Prison officials classified the inmate's death as a natural death, but in an investigative report, a medical examiner who is a nationally recognized expert in similar deaths said that the inmate's extensive injuries were more consistent with homicide.
"If the administration has covered up torture or homicide inside our prisons, we have a problem of the highest magnitude," Yarbro said. "This speaks to the very integrity of government and the department's credibility."
Read more about the issue here.
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