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Tennessee Code Title 41. Correctional Institutions and Inmates § 41-21-234

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(a) All inmates assigned to the custody of the department of correction shall be clothed in a uniform manufactured by TRICOR.  The style and materials of the uniform shall be selected by the commissioner and shall be sufficient to distinguish the inmates from all other persons who are not assigned to the custody of the department.  TRICOR shall operate programs within correctional facilities to manufacture this clothing.

(b)(1) All inmates who are performing work or hard labor outside the confines of a correctional facility under guard or the direct supervision of a correctional employee shall be clothed in a uniform of peculiar style so as to clearly distinguish the inmates from other persons.

(2) As used in subdivision (b)(1), “uniform of peculiar style” includes, but is not limited to, a uniform comprised of a series of horizontal stripes.

(c) An inmate who receives the privilege of unsupervised release into the community in order to participate in a program of work release, educational release, restitutional release, prerelease, furlough or parole shall not be required to wear a department of correction inmate uniform during those periods when the inmate is participating in the program and is not on department property.

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