Correction

TDOC Reminds Victims To Register For Notification

Friday, February 17, 2012 | 03:47 pm

NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) is committed to serving the interests of crime victims while promoting public safety.  As a reminder, victims of crime or their families can register with the TDOC if they want to be notified of changes in an offender's status.

Haslam Unveils Comprehensive Public Safety Strategy

Thursday, January 05, 2012 | 03:21 pm

Multi-year action plan resulting from collaboration of 11 state agencies

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a comprehensive, multi-year action plan designed to improve public safety statewide. 

The Governor’s Public Safety Subcabinet Working Group, which includes commissioners and representatives from 11 state agencies, submitted the plan after months of meetings with more than 300 public safety professionals and stakeholders across the state.

Warden Named at Morgan County

Thursday, December 29, 2011 | 09:23 am

WARTBURG - Commissioner Derrick Schofield has announced the appointment of John "Tony" Howerton to the position of Warden at the Morgan County Correctional Complex, effective January 9, 2012.

International Conference Held In Nashville

Thursday, November 10, 2011 | 05:09 pm

NASHVILLE - Correctional Professionals from around the world will gather in Nashville next week for the International Association of Correctional Training Personnel Conference (IACTP).  The event will bring more than 60 trainers, training administrators and educators representing all aspects of adult and juvenile justice to Tennessee.

TDOC Closes CBCX-Annex

Monday, November 07, 2011 | 04:31 pm

NASHVILLE - Commissioner Derrick Schofield announced today the closure of the Charles Bass Correctional Complex - Annex.  While the decision to close the facility happened quickly, the planning for this contingency has been well underway as part of the agency's top to bottom review.

Inmate Walker Escape

Friday, November 04, 2011 | 10:55 am

NASHVILLE - An inmate who escaped from a minimum-security, work release facility is now back in TDOC custody.  Inmate Anthony Walker, 20, escaped around 1:00 a.m. Friday morning by scaling a fence at the Charles Bass Correctional Complex - Annex.

Inmate Walker Escape

Friday, November 04, 2011 | 08:00 am

NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Correction is searching for an inmate who esaped from a minimum-security, work release facility in Nashville this morning.  Anthony Walker, 20, is believed to have scaled a fence at the Charles Bass Correctional Complex - Annex around 1:00 a.m.

No More Victims Walk

Thursday, September 29, 2011 | 03:05 pm

NASHVILLE - Commissioner Derrick Schofield and former Tennessee First Lady Andrea Conte will lead the second annual "No More Victims" walk on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at the historic Tennessee State Prison.

The TDOC has partnered with "You Have the Power" to host the walk which highlights the victim's rights and the impact of crime on their lives.  Each TDOC correctional facility will host fund raising events with proceeds to be donated to victims' rights organizations.

Inmate Lockridge Captured

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 | 11:02 am

NASHVILLE - An inmate who escaped from a Nashville work-release facility is back in the Department of Correction custody.  Romeous Lockridge, 28, was arrested by the TDOC agents after he showed up at a North Nashville hospital seeking medical treatment. Lockridge escaped from the Charles Bass Correctional Complex - Annex around 9:00 p.m. Monday night.  He was back in custody less than eight hours later.

Nursing Shortage at Nashville Prison

Wednesday, September 07, 2011 | 11:15 am

NASHVILLE - The Department of Correction will hold a job fair this weekend to address a critical shortage of nurses at a Nashville prison.  Several RN and LPN positions, both full-time and part-time, are available at the Lois M. DeBerry Special Needs Facility.  The facility provides acute and convalescent health care, intensive mental health intervention and other services for offenders.