The Department of Corrections splits the attorney general after the report

The Tennessee Department of Corrections has parted ways with its attorney general and inspector general after an independent investigation into the state’s handling of the administration of lethal injection found the department’s process riddled with errors and poor oversight for years.

Debra Inglis, former TDOC attorney general and deputy commissioner, and Kelly Young, former TDOC inspector, announced the department’s decision on Dec. 27, according to food and paper obtained by the Tennessean.

The two were paid through January 10, but told not to report to work after December 27, or when all government property and their government IDs are returned.

Bryce Coatney, a deputy attorney general, previously tendered his resignation, according to TDOC documents.

It was announced by the Gov. Bill Lee suspended the death penalty in the state in May, and appointed former US Attorney Edward Stanton to review the state’s order after officials found drugs for April were not properly tested.

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