Tennessee Inmate Oversight Board

April 24, 2024, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm CDT


April 24, 2024

11:00 am to 2:00 pm CDT


TENNESSEE TOWER 312 Rosa Parks Ave. Nashville, TN 37203

Convened by: Vanessa Murtaugh, Board Chair

Tennessee Inmate Disciplinary Oversight Board Office
Michael Stahl, Executive Director

For more information, please visit the Inmate Disciplinary Oversight Board Webpage at: https://www.tn.gov/IDOB.html (under construction)

This meeting is held in accordance with Tennessee Open Meetings Act

Please contact Michael.Stahl@tn.gov for information about Board meetings


11:00   Welcome, Introductions & Opening prayer

  • The Chair will recognize the Board members present and those participating virtually (if applicable), as well as any members of the public present.
  • Executive Director takes roll-call
  • The Chair will determine if a physical quorum is present.
  • Quantel Lindsey will lead the opening prayer

 11:15   Review & Approvalof Minutes (previously distributed)

  • March  27, 2024 public meeting

 11:20   Discussion regarding laptop deployment for board members, including hardware and software options

  • Possible vote regarding issues dealing with laptop and STS services, such as connectivity, state issued cell phones, and other STS catalogue options

11:40   Discussion regarding business cards

  • Possible vote regarding procurement of cards for board members and details regarding card characteristics

11:50   Discussion/update regarding Board website 

12:00  BREAK

12:15 Discussion/update regarding Board office space

12:30 Discussion regarding regularly scheduled meetings

  • Possible vote on future regularly scheduled meeting dates

12:45 Discussion regarding physical quorum requirements for future board meetings

1:00 Discussion regarding creation/adoption of Board forms

  • Possible vote on working groups to create necessary forms for Board business, including review forms for inmate disciplinary actions

1:30 Discussion/update regarding paperless document system

1:45   Public Comment

  • The Board shall reserve a period for public comment to provide thepublic with the opportunity to comment on matters that are relevant to the items on the agenda for the meeting. At the appropriate time, the Chair will open the meeting for public comment. Guests attending in-person shall make their intent to speak known and the Chair will recognize the individual.

2:00     Adjourn

The Tennessee Inmate Disciplinary Oversight Board is established as an autonomous inmate disciplinary oversight board. The purpose of the board is to review the grant, denial, and removal of inmate sentence credits by a warden for good institutional behavior and to determine whether sentence credits previously awarded should be removed for commission of a major infraction designated by the department as a Class A disciplinary offense or for an inmate's refusal to participate in an assignment.

Members of the public wishing to comment on matters that are relative to this meeting may submit written comment to the board's administrative office in advance (Michael.Stahl@tn.gov).