Correction

TDOC Assists With Cleanup

Sunday, February 03, 2013 | 01:00 pm

HICKMAN COUNTY - The Department of Correction is assisting with cleanup efforts after this week's storms devastated a Middle Tennessee community.  A crew of minimum-security inmates from the Turney Center Industrial Complex, along with security staff, has been cleaning up downed trees and debris in the Hickman County town of Coble.  The town was hit hard by Tuesday nights tornado which destroyed dozens of homes in Coble.

Probation/Parole Officer Termination

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 | 11:18 am

KNOXVILLE - The Department of Correction has fired a probation/parole officer who was arrested last Wednesday for theft.  An investigation revealed that Joshua Keith DeBord misused funds paid by offenders under his supervision in the Knoxville area.  The offenders thought they were paying court ordered fines and fees but DeBord kept the money for his personal use.

TDOC Investigation Leads To Officer Arrest

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 | 05:00 pm

SEVIERVILLE - An extensive investigation by the Department of Correction's Office of Investigations and Compliance has led to the arrest of a probation/parole officer on charges of theft.  The investigation revealed Officer Joshua Keith DeBord misused funds paid by offenders under his supervision.  The offenders thought they were paying court ordered fines and fees but DeBord kept the money for his personal use.

Henshaw Named East Tennessee Director

Saturday, January 12, 2013 | 07:00 pm
Commissioner Derrick Schofield and District Director Bob Henshaw
Commissioner Derrick Schofield and District Director Bob Henshaw

KNOXVILLE - Commissioner Derrick D. Schofield has named Bob Henshaw District Director of the Department's Knoxville area probation and parole division.  Henshaw has served the State of Tennessee for 36 years and spent the last five years as District Director in Johnson City.  He will now oversee both districts which include 24 East Tennessee counties.

TDOC Receives Award of Excellence

Friday, December 28, 2012 | 04:31 pm
Program of Excellence Award
Program of Excellence Award

NASHVILLE – The Department of Correction is being honored for its supervision of offenders on electronic monitoring. The Department’s Field Services Division received the Program of Excellence Award for its Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) tracking program. The award was handed out at the 2012 GPS Training Institute to recognize the strength of TDOC’s supervision program.

Victims of Homicide Remembered During 10th Annual "Tennessee Season to Remember"

Thursday, December 06, 2012 | 03:30 pm

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam this evening hosted the 10th annual “Tennessee Season to Remember” event to honor victims of homicide. Gov. and Mrs. Haslam joined families from across Tennessee who placed ornaments on memorial wreaths in honor of their loved ones.

Bledsoe Ribbon Cutting

Tuesday, December 04, 2012 | 03:00 pm

PIKEVILLE, TN – A ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the new Bledsoe County Correctional Complex was held today in Pikeville. The 430,000 square-foot facility will include 1,540 new beds and bring more than 450 new jobs to the area. Deputy Governor Claude Ramsey joined Commissioner Derrick Schofield for the ceremony and tour of the new facility.

Media Advisory

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 | 03:00 pm

PIKEVILLE - A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held next week to launch the opening of the new Bledsoe County Correctional Complex.  The 430,000 square-foot facility will add 1,540 new beds and bring more than 450 new jobs to the area.

"Operation Blackout" Protects Children On Halloween

Thursday, November 01, 2012 | 08:03 pm

Nashville, TN-   The Department of Correction’s efforts to enhance the safety of Tennessee children culminated with more than 1,300 visits to the homes of high risk sex offenders on Halloween night.   “Operation Blackout” was designed to increase the safety of trick-or-treaters by requiring sex offenders under TDOC supervision to follow additional restrictions. 

TDOC Launches "Operation Blackout"

Sunday, October 28, 2012 | 01:35 pm

Nashville - The Department of Correction is expanding efforts to increase the safety of Tennessee children on Halloween night with the launch of “Operation Blackout.”  Probation and Parole officers will be joined by local law enforcement agencies and the U.S. Marshals to ensure sex offenders who are under TDOC supervision adhere to strict guidelines.