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The Mission Magazine

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The Tennessee Department of Correction would like to share our 1st issue of The Mission. This quarterly magazine highlights the great things the department is doing throughout the state of Tennessee.

 

We are proud of our staff and the great accomplishments we are making as a team. Click on the magazine to read more about TDOC.

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Recent News

    TDOC AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO HOLD RESOURCE FAIR
  • May 19, 2015
    MOUNTAIN CITY - The Tennessee Department of Correction is partnering with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development and Tri-Cities area businesses and organizations to hold a resource and information fair for offenders soon to be released. Over 20 organizations/agencies, including the Tennessee Department of Motor Vehicles, Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Goodwill Industries and Northeast State Technical Community College, will be on hand to provide information and assistance with job placement, education, health care and faith-based community support. ...More
    DONALD STROUTH DIES AT 56
  • May 15, 2015
    NASHVILLE - Death Row inmate Donald Strouth has passed away at the age of 56.  He was pronounced dead at 5:09pm on Wednesday, May 14th at a Nashville hospital.  Strouth died of natural causes. ...More
    UPDATE ON THE FIRE AT LOIS DEBERRY SPECIAL NEEDS FACILITY
  • May 12, 2015
    NASHVILLE - Last Friday, a boiler caught fire at the Lois DeBerry Special Needs Facility.  The quick response by our Correctional Officers and the Metro Fire Department kept this fire from totally destroying the maintenance building which is located outside the secure perimeter.  At no time during this fire were any inmates in danger. ...More
    DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION TO HOLD CAREER FAIR
  • April 30, 2015
    MEMPHIS - The Tennessee Department of Correction will hold a career fair on Saturday, May 2nd at West Tennessee State Penitentiary in Henning. Recruiters will be on hand to discuss exciting career opportunities within the Department of Correction at West Tennessee State Penitentiary. Correctional officer positions are available, as well as opportunities in medical, education, food service and maintenance. Qualified applicants will be granted interviews on the spot. Those planning to attend should bring copies of their resume and dress professionally. ...More
    STATE AGENCIES HONOR VICTIMS & ADVOCATES DURING NATIONAL CRIME VICTIMS' RIGHTS WEEK
  • April 20, 2015
    NASHVILLE - The Board of Parole, the Department of Correction and the Tennessee Rehabilitative Initiative in Correction are planting trees in 10 communities across the state this week to honor victims of crime and recognize the advocates who work with them. ...More
    FORMER OFFENDER TO SHARE HIS SUCCESS AT TAKE ONE RECEPTION
  • April 10, 2015
    NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Correction will host a reception for the Take One program on Monday, April 13, 2015 in Nashville. Take One pairs offenders nearing release from prison with faith based and nonprofit organizations and encourages each organization to mentor one offender for a year. This partnership provides offenders with an additional layer of support to help them successfully re-enter society. ...More
    TDOC TO HOST 2ND ANNUAL 5K AT HISTORIC STATE PENITENTIARY
  • April 9, 2015
    NASHVILLE - As a part of our ongoing effort to support Governor Bill Haslam's Healthier Tennessee initiative, the Tennessee Department of Correction will hold its 2nd Annual 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, May 16th, 2015. The event will take place at the historic Tennessee State Penitentiary, giving participants an up-close look at the site which has been the setting for movies including The Green Mile and The Last Castle. ...More

Budget Proposal

On Friday, December 5th, Commissioner Schofield delivered the TDOC budget presentation to Governor Haslam. This proposal includes a portion of the TDOC long-term strategic vision that involves the proposed closing of Charles Bass Correctional Complex. For additional information, click here.

Scam Alert

Use caution when responding to phone calls from anyone claiming to be able to assist with early release from prison. For additional information, click here.


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TDOC Recruitment Videos

The 6,800 professionals who make up the Tennessee Department of Correction are our most valuable resource. Visit employment to hear some of our team members explain why they chose a career with the TDOC and to see some of our team in action.