Correction

TDOC Launches Citizens’ Correctional Academy

Wednesday, April 09, 2014 | 06:41 am

NASHVILLE – In an effort to further enhance its relationship with the public, the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) is currently accepting applications for the inaugural 2014 Citizens’ Correctional Academy.  The Citizens’ Correctional Academy is a four week/five session program designed to give Tennesseans an in-depth look at the state’s largest law enforcement agency.  Classes will be held every Tuesday evening during the month of June at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville, Tennessee.

YMCA Youth Commissioner Visits TDOC

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 | 09:24 am
Commissioner Derrick Schofield, YMCA Youth Commissioner Roman Darkerand Chief o f Staff Chuck Taylor
Commissioner Derrick Schofield, YMCA Youth Commissioner Roman Darkerand Chief o f Staff Chuck Taylor

NASHVILLE  – The Tennessee Department of Correction welcomed YMCA Youth Commissioner Roman Darker on Friday, March 28, 2014.  Darker is a student at White Station High School in Memphis, Tennessee.  He was selected as one of 20 students to be part of the YMCA Youth in Government Governor’s Cabinet.  The Tennessee YMCA Youth in Government Program is an annual conference to offer students hands-on experience with state government.

Arrests Made At Northwest Correctional Complex

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | 10:27 am

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Correction Office of Investigations and Compliance has made a significant arrest in West Tennessee Region resulting in the indictment of five people.  The arrests stem from an investigation into drug trafficking into the Northwest Correctional Complex.

Joshua Baber Captured

Friday, March 07, 2014 | 01:16 pm

Mountain City – An inmate who walked away from a work detail in Mountain City on the morning of March 6, 2014, is now back in the custody of the Tennessee Department of Correction.   Joshua Michael Baber, 24, was apprehended March 7, 2014 in Johnson City.  Baber walked away from a minimum-custody work detail at the prison Thursday afternoon.

TDOC Searches For Joshua M. Baber

Thursday, March 06, 2014 | 03:54 pm
Joshua M. Baber, #449780
Joshua M. Baber, #449780

MOUNTAIN CITY – The Tennessee Department of Correction is currently searching for Joshua M. Baber, a minimum-custody inmate who absconded from the Northeast Correctional Complex-Annex in Mountain City.  Baber was noticed missing from an outside work detail this afternoon.

Baber had approximately seven years remaining on a sentence stemming from convictions of burglary, kidnapping and theft of property.

Jobs, Education and Other Valuable Resources at Veterans Outreach Event and Job Fair in McNairy County

Thursday, March 06, 2014 | 11:05 am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs (TDVA) is partnering with State Senator Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) as well as several federal and state partners to ensure Veterans, dependents and surviving family members get access to employment opportunities, educational resources, mental health and substance abuse services, business resources and claims assistance. 

United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services as well as the University of Memphis, Jackson State Community College and Freed-Hardeman University will participate in the TDVA Veterans Outreach Event and Job Fair on Friday, March 7 from 10am to 2pm at Selmer Community Center in McNairy County.  Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security will participate to offer Commercial Driving Certification for qualified Veterans as well as to recruit Veterans for open positions.   Tennessee Department of Correction, Tennessee Bureau of Investigations and Tennessee Department of Military will also recruit Veterans.

TDOC Offers Offenders Career Assistance

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 | 02:20 pm

Mountain City – The Department of Correction is committed to enhancing public safety in Tennessee.  One way it aims to do that is by offering career-planning assistance to offenders under TDOC supervision.

The Department of Correction Employment Specialist will team up with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce to bring its mobile Career Coach to Northeast Correctional Complex in Mountain City on March 5, 2014.  “Our main responsibility is to assist with reintegrating offenders back into the workforce,” says Stephen Darrow, an employment specialist with TDOC.

Tennessee Prison For Women Employee Honored

Thursday, February 27, 2014 | 06:14 pm
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NASHVILLE – Today the Office of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) honored the Tennessee Prison for Women and Captain Valerie Hampton as a Patriotic Employer with the Department of Defense.  Corrections Officer Sergeant Edmond Heischberg, who is also a member of the Army National Guard, nominated Captain Hampton for her “understanding and support” of his scheduling needs as he is serving both our country and the TDOC.  Sgt. Heischberg is currently deployed and could not attend the presentation.

TDOC Launches Tips Hotline

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 | 04:47 pm

NASHVILLE – In an ongoing effort to increase communication with the public, the Tennessee Department of Correction has launched a 24-hour toll free number dedicated to receiving tips related to correctional operations.  This phone line will enable any person to report correctional issues so that they may be researched and resolved by the agency.  “Enhancing public safety is at the very core of the Department of Correction’s mission and we value the public’s input,” said Commissioner Derrick D. Schofield.  “The Department views the public as a great partner and this phone line augments our access to this valuable resource.”

Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs to Increase Focus to Include Employment, Education and Business Resources for Veteran Outreach Events

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 | 09:25 am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs (TDVA) is partnering with several federal and state partners to ensure Veterans, dependents and surviving family members get access to employment opportunities, educational resources, mental health and substance abuse services, business resources and claims assistance. 

United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services as well as public higher education institutions, private higher education institutions and technical schools will participate in upcoming TDVA Outreach Events.  Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security will participate to offer Commercial Driving Certification for qualified Veterans as well as to recruit Veterans for open positions.   Tennessee Department of Correction, Tennessee Bureau of Investigations and Tennessee Department of Military will also recruit Veterans.