Correction

Pamela Rogers Arrested In Contraband Investigation

Thursday, June 04, 2015 | 08:15 pm
Billie Carden
Billie Carden
Pamela Rogers
Pamela Rogers

NASHVILLE – A former Tennessee teacher who served time in prison for having sex with a student has been arrested on felony charges for introducing contraband into a state prison. Tennessee Department of Correction special agents arrested Pamela Rogers on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015, at her home in Clarkrange, Tennessee and transported her to Memphis, where she is being held on a $50,000 bond.

Department of Correction to Hold Career Opportunity Day

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | 02:10 pm

MEMPHIS – The Tennessee Department of Correction will hold a career fair on Wednesday, May 27th at the Obion County Public Library in Union City.  Recruiters will be on hand to discuss exciting career opportunities within the Department of Correction at Northwest Correctional Complex in Tiptonville.  Correctional officer positions are available, as well as opportunities in a variety of other fields. Qualified correctional officer applicants will be granted interviews on the spot.  Those planning to attend should bring copies of their resume and dress professionally. 

TDOC and Community Partners To Hold Resource Fair

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | 01:07 pm

MOUNTAIN CITY – The Tennessee Department of Correction is partnering with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development and Tri-Cities area businesses and organizations to hold a resource and information fair for offenders soon to be released. Over 20 organizations/agencies, including the Tennessee Department of Motor Vehicles, Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Goodwill Industries and Northeast State Technical Community College, will be on hand to provide information and assistance with job placement, education, healthcare and faith-based community support.

Donald Strouth Dies at 56

Friday, May 15, 2015 | 03:00 pm
Donald Strouth
Donald Strouth

NASHVILLE – Death Row inmate Donald Strouth has passed away at the age of 56.  He was pronounced dead at 5:09pm on Wednesday, May 14th at a Nashville hospital.  Strouth died of natural causes.

Strouth was convicted of murder in the perpetration of robbery and sentenced to death in Sullivan County in 1978.

Update On The Fire At Lois DeBerry Special Needs Facility

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 | 06:45 pm

NASHVILLE – Last Friday, a boiler caught fire at the Lois DeBerry Special Needs Facility.  The quick response by our Correctional Officers and the Metro Fire Department kept this fire from totally destroying the maintenance building which is located outside the secure perimeter.  At no time during this fire were any inmates in danger.

Department of Correction To Hold Career Fair

Thursday, April 30, 2015 | 11:55 am

MEMPHIS – The Tennessee Department of Correction will hold a career fair on Saturday, May 2nd at West Tennessee State Penitentiary in Henning. Recruiters will be on hand to discuss exciting career opportunities within the Department of Correction at West Tennessee State Penitentiary. Correctional officer positions are available, as well as opportunities in medical, education, food service and maintenance. Qualified applicants will be granted interviews on the spot. Those planning to attend should bring copies of their resume and dress professionally.

Former Offender To Share His Success At Take One Reception

Friday, April 10, 2015 | 02:41 pm

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Correction will host a reception for the Take One program on Monday, April 13, 2015 in Nashville.  Take One pairs offenders nearing release from prison with faith based and nonprofit organizations and encourages each organization to mentor one offender for a year.  This partnership provides offenders with an additional layer of support to help them successfully re-enter society.

TDOC To Host 2nd Annual 5K At Historic State Penitentiary

Thursday, April 09, 2015 | 01:36 pm

NASHVILLE – As a part of our ongoing effort to support Governor Bill Haslam’s Healthier Tennessee initiative, the Tennessee Department of Correction will hold its 2nd Annual 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, May 16th, 2015.  The event will take place at the historic Tennessee State Penitentiary, giving participants an up-close look at the site which has been the setting for movies including The Green Mile and The Last Castle.

TDOC and Community Partners to Hold Resource Fair

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | 02:38 pm

WARTBURG – The Tennessee Department of Correction is partnering with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development and Morgan County area businesses and organizations to hold a resource and information fair for offenders soon to be released. Over 40 organizations will be on-hand to provide information and assistance with job placement, education, health care and faith-based community support.

Department of Correction To Hold Career Fair

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 | 02:51 pm

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Correction will hold a nursing and health care spring hiring event on Friday, March 20, 2015 at Lois M. DeBerry Special Needs Facility in Nashville.  More than 20 nursing positions are currently open at DeBerry.  Licensed Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses are urged to attend.  Tours of the prison facility will be provided for applicants and interviews will be arranged for those who qualify.