NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – The NAACP announced on Thursday that they want one of Tennessee’s private prisons to be closed.
The organization said they received several complaints from African American men in Trousdale Turner Correctional Center. The complaints range from beatings in the facility, to refusing to give the men medical treatment.
Sen. Brenda Gilmore in Nashville called for change.
“They deserve to be treated in a humane way, it’s not happening,” Gilmore said. “I would say classify Trousdale as a slave camp.”
Gilmore said she’s asking her fellow senators to request a federal investigation.
Private prisons have been a controversial topic in recent years. Just last year, Core Civic and Metro Council ended a 30-year relationship, and the Nashville facility was taken over by the sheriff’s office.
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – There was a changing of the guard at the Metro Detention Facility on Sunday morning.
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