Mother, daughter convicted in Facebook murders working in prison call center

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Two Johnson County women serving life sentences in connection to the so-called Facebook murders are working in a call center inside the Tennessee Prison for Women, according to the Tennessee Department of Correction.

Barbara and Jenelle Potter are making $1.25 per hour making phone calls, according to TRICOR spokesperson Tina Sampson. TRICOR stands for Tennessee Rehabilitative Initiative in Correction.

“TRICOR does not work with any credit card companies, and our call center representatives do not have access to personal or sensitive information that could be used for illegal activities,” Sampson said. “While our mission is to provide occupational and life skills training to program participants, we also have an obligation to offer services that pose no risk to the public.”

Sampson added, “TRICOR has all the latest technological safeguards in place to ensure call center representatives have no access to the Internet, and TRICOR supervisors monitor and record all calls.”

A jury previously found the mother and daughter guilty of first-degree murder in the 2012 shooting deaths of Bill Payne and Jean Hayworth in Johnson County. Prosecutors said the murders followed a Facebook feud.

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