Correction

Media Advisory

Thursday, April 11, 2013 | 09:30 am

CLIFTON – As part of its commitment to operate safe and secure prisons, the Tennessee Department of Correction conducted an intensive search for contraband inside the South Central Correctional Facility in Wayne County on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. The search was conducted by TDOC’s Special Operations Unit and resulted in the confiscation of homemade weapons, cell phones, and tobacco. The facility was placed on lockdown as the team searched several housing units and common areas of the medium security prison.

Operation Joint Tiger Express

Monday, April 08, 2013 | 12:22 pm
Operation Joint Tiger Express
Operation Joint Tiger Express

Memphis, TN – A joint operation to get dangerous offenders off the streets of Memphis has culminated in the arrests of dozens of probation and parole absconders and the confiscation of illegal drugs. The Tennessee Department of Correction, in collaboration with the Memphis Police Department, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, the US Marshal’s Service and the ATF launched Operation Joint Tiger Express on March 25, 2013.

Media Advisory

Wednesday, April 03, 2013 | 11:31 am

HENNING – Two inmates who escaped a minimum security annex in West Tennessee Monday morning are back in TDOC custody.  Ashton Siler, 21, and Dustin Wayman, 20, both minimum custody inmates, were captured less than 15 miles from the prison after the Department of Correction, with assistance from the Tipton County Sheriff’s Department, TN Highway Patrol, U.S. Marshals Service, Jackson Police Department, Madison County Sheriff’s Department and Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department located the pair in a wooded area near Highway 51 outside Covington, TN.

Media Advisory

Monday, April 01, 2013 | 03:13 pm
Ashton Siler
Ashton Siler
Dustin Wayman
Dustin Wayman

HENNING - Two inmates who left a minimum security annex in West Tennessee are the subject of a search by the Department of Correction and local law enforcement agencies.  Ashton Siler, 21, and Dustin Wayman, 20, were both minimum custody inmates who were close to being released from prison when they left the West Tennessee State Penitentiary Annex in Henning.

Work For A Great Agency

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 | 03:33 pm

Henning - The Department of Correction is now hiring Correctional Officers at the West Tennessee State Penitentiary in Henning.  A job fair will be held next month for candidates interested in a career in law enforcement and in assisting in the mission of operating safe and secure prisons.  Potential candidates will be able to apply for positions at the prison on Saturday, March 2 and take part in a tour of the facility.

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.