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.

Commissioner Directs Investigation

Thursday, October 04, 2012 | 01:42 pm

NASHVILLE, TN - Commissioner Derrick Schofield has directed the Department of Correction's Office of Investigation and Compliance to conduct a thorough investigation into performance audit findings related to probation and parole supervision of deceased offenders. Upon conclusion of the investigation follow up information will be provided.

Inmate Back In Custody

Friday, September 28, 2012 | 03:12 pm
Grady Edwards, #503157
Grady Edwards, #503157

ROAN MOUNTAIN, TN – An inmate who walked away from a minimum-custody work crew on Tuesday has been captured.

Work For A Great Agency

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 | 01:00 pm

NASHVILLE –The Department of Correction will hold a job fair this weekend for professionals interested in working in one of four Nashville prisons.

Inmate Captured

Thursday, August 16, 2012 | 04:30 pm

ONLY - An inmate who walked away from the Turney Center Industrial Complex - Annex is back in TDOC custody.  Calvin Reeves, 39, was discovered missing from the minimum-security facility in Only, Tennessee just after 9:00 a.m. Thursday morning.

U.S. Deputy Wardens Meet In Nashville

Friday, July 27, 2012 | 12:55 pm

NASHVILLE - The Department of Correction is proud to welcome nearly 100 correctional professionals from across the country to Tennessee this week for the 67th Annual Deputy Warden's Association Conference.  Nashville was selected as the site for this year's conference which will be held at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel July 29 - August 2, 2012.

Dedication Ceremony For Officer Morgan

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 | 02:06 pm
Officer Wayne "Cotton" Morgan
Officer Wayne "Cotton" Morgan

WARTBURG - It has been seven years since Correctional Officer Wayne "Cotton" Morgan was killed in the line of duty while escorting an inmate from the Roane County Courthouse.  A 28-year employee of the Department of Correction and a Vietnam War Veteran, Officer Morgan was two years away from retirement when an inmate's wife shot and killed him during an escape plot.