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TDOC Evacuations Continue

Monday, May 10, 2010 | 08:20am

NASHVILLE - The Department of Correction has now evacuated 307 inmates from a Nashville prison due to flooding.  Several housing units at the Charles Bass Correctional Complex in West Nashville have been affected by the recent flood.

114 inmates have been moved to the West Tennessee State Penitentiary in Lauderdale County.
Fifty-one inmates have been moved to the nearby Lois M. DeBerry Special Needs Facility.

Thirty-nine inmates have been transferred to the Northwest Correctional Complex in Lake County.

Thirty-eight inmates have been moved to the Turney Center Industrial Prison in Hickman County.
Twenty-five inmates have been moved to the South Central Correctional Complex in Hardeman County.
Thirty-nine inmates were moved to the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville.

"The flooding has affected our department as it has so many businesses and homes across Tennessee," said Deputy Commissioner David G. MIlls.  "We are very proud of the efforts provided by our committed staff during this very difficult time."

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