The Nashville Detention Center now officially under DCSO control
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) -- The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office on Monday officially took charge of the Metro Dentention Facility.
The Center was formerly operated by the for-profit prison company CoreCivic.
Just before sunrise Monday morning 118 former CoreCivic employees were sworn in as DCSO employees.
In a social media post the Sheriff’s Office says the Detention Center currently “houses 475 locally sentenced state felons serving one to six years.”
Brentwood based CoreCivic decided unilaterally back in June to void its contract with Metro. CEO Damon Hiniger was reportedly angered by efforts in the City Council to end Nashville’s relationship with the prison company.