Correction

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.

TDOC Take One Training Begins Across The State

Thursday, June 19, 2014 | 04:23 pm

JACKSON -  The Take One Program, a collaboration between faith-based and nonprofit organizations and the Tennessee Department of Correction, will host a training workshop for mentors on June 25 in Jackson.  Take One helps offenders leaving correctional facilities to successfully re-enter society through mentorship and structured community support.

TDOC Take One Training Begins Across The State

Thursday, June 19, 2014 | 04:21 pm

NASHVILLE -  The Take One Program, a collaboration between faith-based and nonprofit organizations  and the Tennessee Department of Correction, will host a training workshop for mentors on June 28 in Nashville.  Take One helps offenders leaving correctional facilities to successfully re-enter society through mentorship and structured community support.

TDOC Take One Training Begins Across The State

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 | 03:41 pm

NASHVILLE -  The Take One Program – a collaboration between faith-based and nonprofit organizations  and the Tennessee Department of Correction – will host a training workshop for mentors on June 25 in Jackson, TN.  Take One helps offenders leaving correctional facilities to successfully re-enter society through mentorship and structured community support.

Sesame Street Book Available in TDOC Prisons

Thursday, June 12, 2014 | 01:03 pm

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) recognizes that children of offenders are often the unintentional victims of crimes.  When a parent is incarcerated, children must deal with uncertainty, loss and sometimes shame.  In an effort to help children deal with those emotions, the TDOC will now have the book In My Family available in the visitation areas of state prisons.

Governor's Public Safety Subcabinet Announces Partnership with Vera Institute of Justice

Monday, June 09, 2014 | 07:36 pm

NASHVILLE --- Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons, chairman of the Governor’s Public Safety Subcabinet, today announced that the group is partnering with the Vera Institute of Justice to review sentencing and correction policies and practices with an aim towards improving public safety for all Tennesseans.