Department of Correction parts way with top lawyer after report

The Tennessee Department of Correction parted ways with its top lawyer and inspector general after an independent investigation into the state’s lethal injection execution protocol found the department’s process has been riddled with errors and poor oversight for years.

Debra Inglis, TDOC’s former general counsel and a deputy commissioner, and Kelly Young, the former TDOC inspector general, were informed of the department decision on Dec. 27, according to documents obtained by The Tennessean.

The two were paid through Jan. 10 but told not to report to work after Dec. 27, when they had to return all state-issued property and their state IDs.

Bryce Coatney, a deputy general counsel, had previously submitted his resignation, per the TDOC documents.

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Gov. Bill Lee announced a moratorium on executions in the state in May, tapping former U.S. Attorney Edward Stanton to review the state’s execution protocol after officials discovered drugs for an April execution were not properly tested.

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