Correction

TDOC Inaugural 5K Raises Funds For Mentors

Saturday, May 17, 2014 | 02:12 pm
Participants of 5K
Participants of 5K
CEO Carlyle Carroll and Commissioner Derrick Schofield
CEO Carlyle Carroll and Commissioner Derrick Schofield

NASHVILLEMore than 140 people joined the Tennessee Department of Correction for the first ever 5K Run/Walk to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters. The event, held on the grounds of the historic Tennessee State Prison, consisted of a 5K run and a 1.5 mile walk and helped raise hundreds of dollars to support mentors for children of incarcerated parents.

“Organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters have been working for more than 100 years providing outstanding support for volunteers and connecting them with children who need a mentor. Those volunteers have tremendous impact on changing lives and reducing the need for more prison space,” Commissioner Derrick Schofield said.

TDOC Launches A New Faith Based Collaboration

Monday, May 05, 2014 | 12:16 pm

NASHVILLE -  This morning Commissioner Derrick Schofield and Representative Johnny Shaw(D-Bolivar) hosted a local prayer breakfast at Christ United Methodist Church to kick off the Take One Program.  Take One is a collaboration between faith based and nonprofit organizations throughout the state to help offenders leaving correctional facilities to successfully re-enter society.  Take One encourages each organization to agree to mentor one offender for one year.

BCCX Raises Over $1,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Chattanooga

Friday, May 02, 2014 | 05:11 pm

CHATTANOOGA – Recognizing the importance of mentors in the lives of children in the east Tennessee area, Bledsoe County Correctional Complex (BCCX) held a fundraiser raising $1,119.43. BCCX staff organized a doughnut sale for the offenders of the institution as well as themselves. The Chattanooga Probation and Parole Office also made donations to go towards the charity event. The money was raised as a part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Chattanooga’s annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake Bowling event.

TDOC Introduces A New Faith Based Collaboration

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 | 01:20 pm

NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Correction announces the creation of the Take One Program. The Take One Program is collaboration between faith based and nonprofit organizations throughout the state to help offenders leaving correctional facilities to successfully re-enter society.

NECX Raises Over $3,000 For Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-Cities

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 | 03:11 pm

MOUNTAIN CITY – Recognizing the importance of mentors in the lives of children in the east Tennessee area, Northeast Correctional Complex (NECX) held a fundraiser raising $3,043.44. NECX staff organized a doughnut sale for the offenders of the institution as well as themselves. Many staff offered donations as well. The money was raised as part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-Cities annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake Bowling event in Johnson City.

TDOC Announces Inaugural 5K

Monday, April 28, 2014 | 04:11 pm

NASHVILLE  –  In an ongoing effort to support Governor Bill Haslam’s Healthier Tennessee Initiative, the Tennessee Department of Correction is announcing our inaugural 5K Run/Walk.  The event will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the historic Tennessee State Prison.

TDOC Launches Citizens’ Correctional Academy

Wednesday, April 09, 2014 | 06:41 am

NASHVILLE – In an effort to further enhance its relationship with the public, the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) is currently accepting applications for the inaugural 2014 Citizens’ Correctional Academy.  The Citizens’ Correctional 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 June at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville, Tennessee.

YMCA Youth Commissioner Visits TDOC

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 | 09:24 am
Commissioner Derrick Schofield, YMCA Youth Commissioner Roman Darkerand Chief o f Staff Chuck Taylor
Commissioner Derrick Schofield, YMCA Youth Commissioner Roman Darkerand Chief o f Staff Chuck Taylor

NASHVILLE  – The Tennessee Department of Correction welcomed YMCA Youth Commissioner Roman Darker on Friday, March 28, 2014.  Darker is a student at White Station High School in Memphis, Tennessee.  He was selected as one of 20 students to be part of the YMCA Youth in Government Governor’s Cabinet.  The Tennessee YMCA Youth in Government Program is an annual conference to offer students hands-on experience with state government.

Arrests Made At Northwest Correctional Complex

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | 10:27 am

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Correction Office of Investigations and Compliance has made a significant arrest in West Tennessee Region resulting in the indictment of five people.  The arrests stem from an investigation into drug trafficking into the Northwest Correctional Complex.

Joshua Baber Captured

Friday, March 07, 2014 | 01:16 pm

Mountain City – An inmate who walked away from a work detail in Mountain City on the morning of March 6, 2014, is now back in the custody of the Tennessee Department of Correction.   Joshua Michael Baber, 24, was apprehended March 7, 2014 in Johnson City.  Baber walked away from a minimum-custody work detail at the prison Thursday afternoon.