Nashville, Tenn. (November 14, 2017) – Mary Mancini, chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party, released the following statement on the audit of CoreCivic:

“We didn’t need an audit to know private prisons are immoral and should not exist. There should never be a financial incentive for incarceration. This audit confirms there is insufficient oversight of the private contractors and that outsourcing is not about efficiency, but about using public dollars to create corporate profits. The Tennessee legislature should end the use of private prisons immediately.”