|Convicted DUI felon Jimmy Nall was transferred to
West Tennessee State Penitentiary on March 26, 2008.
Nall evaded the move for over three years.
Motion filed by Nall termed "bizarre"
Nall's motion (shown below) has been called strange, bizarre, and unusually. What is your opinion?
Nall requested he not go to prison
Nall's motion requests that he be allowed to serve the remainder of his sentence in a county jail. The motion was made after the Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC) and Sherri Glover's father made repeated requests to Williamson County Sheriff Ricky Headley that Jimmy Nall be transferred to a state prison.
2005 negotiated plea agreed to prison
Nall, his attorney Terrance McNabb, and the DA all signed a negotiated plea agreement on January 4, 2005 stating Nall would serve 15 years in a state penitentiary, lose his license for 10 years, and pay no fine. Judge R.E. Lee Davies accepted the negotiated plea and confirmed that Nall: "intelligently and understandingly waives his right to a trial and of his own free will and without any threats or pressure of any kind or promises of gain or favor from any source does desire to enter a plea of guilty and accept the recommendation of the State as to punishment."
Convicted felons routinely moved to prisons
It is TDOC protocol to house prisoners awaiting sentencing in county jails. Convicted felons with long sentences are routinely moved to state prisons shortly after conviction. Serving his entire sentence in a county jail would constitute favoritism or special treatment.
Long-timer in county jail
Mitchel Kline's front-page article in the Tennessean, reported Nall had been in the WC jail longer than any other inmate with a prison sentence.
March 24, 2008 ruling upholds original sentence
Judge R. E. Lee Davies, citing state law, ordered Jimmy Nall to spend the rest of his sentence in prison as originally agreed to and ordered on January 4, 2005.
Nall moved to prison
On March 26, 2008, two days after the ruling, Nall was transferred to the West Tennessee State Penitentiary.
Jimmy Nall Timeline
- January 4, 2005 - Sentenced to 15-years in state prison. Routinely transfers to a state prison should occur within weeks or months.
- May 2007 - TDOC formally requested WC Sheriff Headley move Nall to state prison
- Sept 2007 - Following TDOC requests to Headley that Nall be transferred to state prison, TDOC ceased payments to WC to house Nall
- January 16, 2008 - Motion filed by Nall to serve sentence in WCJ
- March 24, 2008 - Judge ruled Nall must me moved to state prison by state law
- March 26, 2008 - Nall transferred to Western Tennessee State Penitentiary