(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), February 14, 2017 — State Senator Ed Jackson (R-Jackson) has been reappointed Chairman of the Senate State and Local Government Committee’s Corrections Subcommittee for the 110th General Assembly. The announcement was made today at a meeting of the Senate State and Local Government Committee by Chairman Ken Yager (R-Kingston).
“I appreciate the confidence that Chairman Yager has placed in me to continue to serve as chairman of this subcommittee.” said Sen. Jackson. “I look forward to working with members of this subcommittee on the issues we face with our correctional institutions in Tennessee.”
Tennessee has 15 state prisons located across the state. Eleven of those facilities are operated by the Department of Corrections and four are privately managed. The committee also oversees legislation regarding local jails.