- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 8, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The warden of a new Tennessee prison is being sent to lead a privately run Nashville jail.

The Tennessean reports (https://tnne.ws/1RxQNXp) private-prison company Corrections Corporation of America sent Warden Todd Thomas from Hartsville’s Trousdale-Turner Correctional Facility to the Metro-Davidson County Detention Facility.

CCA spokesman Jonathan Burns said in a statement that Thomas has successfully overseen several critical phases of facility start-up at Trousdale-Turner. The prison officially opened in mid-December. Thomas was named warden in March 2015.

In turn, Metro’s Warden Blair Leibach will serve as warden of Trousdale-Turner.

Burns says Leibach brings with him multiple years of experience managing state inmates. Leibach has served as the Metro’s facility’s warden since at least 2014.

A spokeswoman for Metro Sheriff Daron Hall didn’t immediately respond to comment by the newspaper Monday afternoon.

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Information from: The Tennessean, https://www.tennessean.com

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