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NCJ Number: 157073 Find in a Library
Title: Performance Audit: Tennessee Department of Correction, June 1995
Corporate Author: State of Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 37
Sponsoring Agency: State of Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury
Nashville, TN 37243
Sale Source: State of Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury
State Capitol
Nashville, TN 37243
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Tennessee Department of Correction was evaluated with respect to its legislative mandate and the extent to which it has carried out that mandate efficiently and effectively.
Abstract: The analysis revealed that changes are needed in the process for reimbursing local jails for housing State felons. The backlog of judgment orders from the courts and other sentencing-related information awaiting processing is excessive and could result in inappropriate incarceration or release of inmates or other decisions. The department's extensive use of overtime raises concerns about staff ability to be productive and effective in emergency situations, excessive use of overtime, and the cost-effectiveness of large amounts of overtime. Not all community corrections program goals were met in 1994, the monitoring of community corrections grantees needs improvement, mandated DNA testing was not done for more than 350 sex offenders, some aspects of the Wayne County shock incarceration program need reevaluation, and probationary fee collection needs improvement. Additional recommendations, chart, and table
Main Term(s): Corrections effectiveness
Index Term(s): Corrections agencies; State correctional facilities; Tennessee
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