Bill Transfering Parole Board Duties to Corrections Approved

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A proposal to transfer certain services from the Board of Probation and Parole to the Department of Correction is headed to the governor for his consideration.
The measure was unanimously approved 30-0 in the Senate on Monday evening after lawmakers agreed to minor changes by the House.
Tennessee correction officials have said the proposal will save thousands of dollars and improve public safety.
The legislation would move certain functions relating to probation and parole services and the community corrections program, which assists victims and offers more options to local courts, to the Correction Department.
The transfer is expected to “result in increased stability, increased efficiency and continuity of supervision delivery and rehabilitative efforts,” according to the legislation.

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