Correction

New Probation and Parole Office Opens Monday

Friday, August 15, 2014 | 03:26 pm

NASHVILLE – Effective Monday, offenders that normally report to the Tennessee Department of Correction’s Dickerson Road Probation/Parole office will now report to the new office at 212 Pavilion Boulevard.  This office is located in the Plus Park just off Murfreesboro Road.


The emergency location at Metro Police Department Madison Precinct Community Resource Room will be closed starting Monday.  Probation/Parole staff will be available at the Pavilion Boulevard location from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Haslam Appoints Task Force On Sentencing and Recidivism

Thursday, August 14, 2014 | 10:27 am

Group to develop legislative and policy recommendations  
                                                                                                                                
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the formation of the Governor’s Task Force on Sentencing and Recidivism as part of the administration’s overall effort to reduce crime and improve public safety.
 
In June, the Governor’s Public Safety Subcabinet announced a partnership with the Vera Institute of Justice to review sentencing and correction policies and practices.  The creation of a task force is the next step in that collaboration.

Changes In TDOC Communications Team

Thursday, August 07, 2014 | 04:07 pm

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Correction’s Director of Communication Dorinda Carter has announced her resignation.  After serving the State of Tennessee for more than 8 years, Ms. Carter is continuing her public service by taking a position with the Office of the Davidson County District Attorney-Elect Glenn Funk. According to Commissioner Derrick Schofield, “Dorinda Carter was instrumental in the expansion of our communications team to include our Central Communications Center in addition to media relations, inmate correspondence and web/social media management. Her leadership and tireless dedication will be missed.”  Dorinda’s last day will be August 22.

Madison Precinct Named Temporary Probation/Parole Office

Friday, August 01, 2014 | 05:16 pm

NASHVILLE – Effective Monday, offenders that normally report to the Tennessee Department of Correction’s Dickerson Road Probation/Parole Office will now report to the Metro Police Department Madison Precinct Community Resource Room.  Offenders may report to the Madison Precinct located at 400 Myatt Drive which has ample parking and is accessible via the bus line.  Probation/parole staff will be available from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Take One Prayer Breakfast

Friday, August 01, 2014 | 03:12 pm

Johnson City – The Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) will host a prayer breakfast to kick off the Take One program in Johnson City next week. Take One is a collaboration between faith based and nonprofit organizations throughout the state to help offenders successfully re-enter society. Take One encourages each organization to mentor one offender for one year.

Dickerson Road Office Closed

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | 01:08 pm

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Correction’s (TDOC) District 42 office remains closed following an early morning fire.  The office is located at 2816 Dickerson Pike.  An early morning fire caused significant damage to the interior of the building. At this time the Nashville Fire Department and the State Fire Marshall’s Office are investigating the cause of the fire.

TDOC Accepting Applications For Fall Citizens' Correctional Academy

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 | 08:13 pm

Nashville –The Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) is now accepting applications for the Fall 2014 Citizens’ Correctional Academy. The academy is a four week/five session program designed to give Tennesseans an in-depth look at the state’s largest law enforcement agency. Classes will be held every Tuesday evening during the month of September at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville.

NECX Death Investigation

Saturday, July 19, 2014 | 04:11 pm

MOUNTAIN CITY – The Department of Correction is investigating an inmate death at the Northeast Correctional Complex in Mountain City.  A 24-year-old inmate was pronounced dead at a local hospital around 10:03 a.m. Saturday morning.  His name is being withheld pending notification of relatives.  As with all in-custody deaths, other than natural causes, the Department has asked the TBI to assist in the investigation.

Officers Needed In West Tennessee

Thursday, July 10, 2014 | 11:25 pm

HENNING – The Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) is now hiring Correctional Officers at the West Tennessee State Penitentiary in Henning and the Northwest Correctional Complex in Tiptonville.  A job fair will be held for candidates interested in a career in law enforcement and assisting in the mission of operating safe and secure prisons.  Potential candidates will be able to apply for positions at the Dyersburg Career Center on Wednesday, July 23.

“Our agency is made up of a team of professionals who work hard to help keep Tennesseans safe,” Commissioner Derrick Schofield said. “We want the best and brightest to join us in our mission to enhance public safety.”

NWCX Death Investigation

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 | 10:50 am

TIPTONVILLE - The Department of Correction is investigating an apparent homicide at the Northwest Correctional Complex in Tiptonville following an altercation between two inmates.  A 58-year-old inmate was pronounced dead at a local hospital around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.  His name is being withheld pending notification of relatives.

As with all in-custody deaths, other than natural causes, the Department has asked the TBI to assist with the investigation.