There are some charges that exclude a person from trusty privilege. Tennessee Code Annotated 41-51-104 (2008) prohibits anyone who must currently register as a sex offender from being a trusty. Locally, if an inmate has been a disciplinary problem they may be passed over for a job. They must be able to pass a drug test. If an inmate has been sentenced, can pass a drug screen and there is an open trusty position, they are considered for a job in the jail.
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