TDOC To Host Family And Friends Forum

Monday, October 06, 2014 | 08:15 pm

NASHVILLE – On Wednesday, October 15th, the Tennessee Department of Correction will hold a Family and Friends forum.  Family members and friends of offenders are invited to attend and meet with TDOC executive staff and officers, who will be available to listen to their concerns and answer questions about the policies, procedures and daily operations of the Tennessee Department of Correction.

News Media Witnesses Selected

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | 06:08 pm

NASHVILLE - In accordance with Tennessee law, representatives from the following news media agencies have been selected to witness the execution of Billy Ray Irick on October 7, 2014:

The Associated Press – Travis Loller

Nashville Scene – Steven Hale

The Knoxville News Sentinel – Jamie Satterfield

WPLN – Bobby Allyn

WSMV – Alanna Autler

WBIR – Jim Matheny

Columbia Daily Herald – Vanessa Curry

TDOC Career Fair Planned for West Tennessee Facilities

Friday, September 12, 2014 | 06:08 pm

HENNING/TIPTONVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Correction will be holding two job fairs next week. TDOC recruiters will be on hand to discuss career opportunities at the West Tennessee State Penitentiary (WTSP) and Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) facilities. There are currently 35 correctional officer positions available at WTSP and 38 at NWCX.

Billy Ray Irick Execution Advisory

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | 11:26 am

NASHVILLE – In accordance with state law, the Department of Correction is now accepting applications from recognized news organizations to serve as statutorily required witnesses for the scheduled execution of death row inmate Billy Ray Irick.  The execution is currently scheduled for 7pm on October 7, 2014.

Employee Arrested For Misappropriation Of Funds

Monday, September 08, 2014 | 05:40 pm

NASHVILLE -  A former Tennessee Department of Correction employee has been indicted by the Davidson County Grand Jury on several charges including official misconduct and theft over $60,000.  Mary M. Williams, a former records clerk at Tennessee Prison for Women, is accused of siphoning money from offenders’ accounts over the course of three-years.

TDOC To Host Family and Friends Forum

Monday, September 08, 2014 | 11:30 am

JACKSON – The Department of Correction will hold an open forum for family and friends of offenders. This is part of the ongoing mission to operate safe and secure prisons and provide effective community supervision in order to enhance public safety.  The first of three forums will take place in West Tennessee with subsequent forums planned for East and Middle Tennessee later this year. Family and friends of offenders currently incarcerated or on community supervision are invited to attend.

New Probation and Parole Office Opens Monday

Friday, August 15, 2014 | 02:26 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 | 09:27 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 | 03:07 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 | 04:16 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.