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 T.C.A. 40-35-50 

(3) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, inmates with felony sentences of two (2) years or less shall have the remainder of their original sentence suspended upon reaching their release eligibility date. Such release shall not occur for sentences of two (2) years or less when such sentences are part of a consecutive sentence whose term is greater than two (2) years. The department shall notify the district attorney general, and the appropriate sheriff, jail administrator, workhouse superintendent or warden of the release eligibility date of all felons with sentences of two (2) or less in the institution.

(4) No inmate shall be released under this section until at least ten (10) days after the receipt of all sentencing documents by the department and ten (10) days after the department has sent notice of the release eligibility dates to the district attorney general and the appropriate sheriff, jail administrator, workhouse superintendent or warden.

(5) Suspension of sentence in this manner shall be to probation supervision under terms conditions established by the department.

(6A) The district attorney general, or the appropriate sheriff, jail administrator, workhouse superintendent or warden acting through the district attorney general may file a petition with the sentencing court requesting denial of suspension of sentence based on disciplinary violations during time served in the institution. The district attorney general may file a petition with the sentencing court requesting denial of suspension of sentence based on the offender’s threat to public safety as indicated by a pattern of prior violent or drug-related criminal behavior evidenced by convictions for at least two (2) crimes against the person or two (2) drug offenses under 39-17-417. The district attorney general shall promptly send a copy of any petition filed under this subsection to the appropriate sheriff, jail administrator, workhouse superintendent, warden and defense attorney.
(6B) The court may deny suspension for the remainder of sentence or any portion thereof after a hearing to determine the merits of the petition. The hearing shall be held within twenty (20) days of filing or the petition is deemed to be denied, and may be continued by the court for reasonable cause. The inmate may petition the court for review of the denial of probation after sixty (60) days have elapsed since a hearing denying release under this subsection. Upon denial of suspension of sentence the clerk of the court shall promptly notify the department.