Eight employees of the Morgan County Regional Correctional Complex have been fired after an inmate's alleged perimeter breach.
The Tennessee Department of Corrections said 36-year-old Robert Fusco had "breached the secure perimeter" of the prison to bring contraband into the prison.
Department spokeswoman Neysa Taylor said eight employees have been fired, but would not say more.
Fusco was a minimum security inmate, but has been transferred to West Tennessee State penitentiary as a maximum custody inmate and charged with escape because of the purposeful breach.
TBI is investigating the situation.