• Paul Dennis Reid Execution Advisory

    Monday, December 10, 2007 | 3:00am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - In accordance with state law, the Department of Correction is now accepting applications from recognized news organizations to serve as statutorily required witnesses for the scheduled execution of death row inmate Paul Dennis Reid. The execution is currently scheduled for 1 a.m. CDT on January 3, 2008.

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  • Pervis Payne Execution Advisory

    Monday, December 03, 2007 | 6:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - In accordance with state law, the Department of Correction is now accepting applications from recognized news organizations to serve as statutorily required witnesses for the scheduled execution of death row inmate Pervis Payne.  The execution is currently scheduled for 1 a.m. CST on December 12, 2007.

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  • Internal Affairs Director Named

    Tuesday, November 13, 2007 | 6:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Department of Correction Commissioner George Little has named veteran state employee Jerry Lester as Director of the Internal Affairs Division.  Lester had served as interim director since November, 2006.

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  • TDOC Seeks Help for Children of Inmates

    Thursday, November 08, 2007 | 6:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - They are often considered the forgotten victims of crime.  Children of inmates are the most severely at-risk children and youth in America today.  In fact, they are six times more likely than their peers to end up in prison themselves.  The holidays present a particularly difficult time for children of inmates.

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  • TDOC Offers Parenting Classes - October 29, 2007

    Monday, October 29, 2007 | 7:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - One of the most important lessons inmates can learn while incarcerated is how to be good parents when they return to their children.  The Tennessee Department of Correction and the Nashville Area Association for the Education of Young Children have joined together to offer a new, comprehensive series of parenting classes to inmates at the Tennessee Prison for Women.

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  • TDOC Captures Escapees - October 30, 2007

    Monday, October 29, 2007 | 7:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Department of Correction’s Internal Affairs division has captured several former inmates who escaped from TDOC custody.  They were arrested as part of an ongoing investigation called “Operational Clean Sweep.”  TDOC agents tracked down six escapees, several of whom escaped from prison more than 25 years ago.  Their crimes include drug charges, grand larceny and forgery.

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  • Death Row Inmate Ricky Thompson

    Monday, October 22, 2007 | 5:00am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Death row inmate Ricky Thompson was pronounced dead at Centennial Medical Center on October 17, 2007, at approximately 10:50 p.m. of apparent natural causes. He was 57 years old.

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  • TDOC Calls on Memphis for Help

    Tuesday, August 14, 2007 | 7:00pm

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Everyone likes to complain about the problem, but who wants to get involved?  That’s a question the Tennessee Department of Correction is issuing to Memphis area residents as the need for volunteers becomes urgent.  “Something needs to be done to change the cycle of incarceration in Tennessee,” said TDOC Volunteer Services Director Richard Dixon.  “Thousands of people leave Tennessee prisons with no job, no money, no family and without places to live.  This increases their chances of re-offending and returning to prison.  No one wants to see that.”

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  • 2007 Annual Training Conference - Tennessee Sex Offender Treatment Board

    Monday, August 06, 2007 | 7:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Department of Correction and the Sex Offender Treatment Board will hold the 11th Annual Sex Offender Treatment Board Conference themed “Back to the Basics:  Getting to the Core of Sex Offender Treatment.”  This year’s conference will focus on the major clinical issues that professionals face when working with sex offenders.  It will provide core strategies for improving both the treatment process and outcomes.

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  • Hodge to be Sworn in as Assistant Commissioner

    Sunday, July 29, 2007 | 7:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Mark H. Luttrell Correctional Center Warden Reuben Hodge will be sworn-in on Monday, July 2 as the new Assistant Commissioner of Operations for the Tennessee Department of Correction.  Commissioner George H. Little appointed Hodge to the position because of his vast experience and dedication to the State of Tennessee.  “I’m looking forward to great things from Assistant Commissioner Hodge and the entire Operations Division,” said Commissioner Little.

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  • Hodge to be Sworn in as Assistant Commissioner - June 28, 2007

    Sunday, July 01, 2007 | 7:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Mark H. Luttrell Correctional Center Warden Reuben Hodge will be sworn-in on Monday, July 2 as the new Assistant Commissioner of Operations for the Tennessee Department of Correction.  Commissioner George H. Little appointed Hodge to the position because of his vast experience and dedication to the State of Tennessee.  “I’m looking forward to great things from Assistant Commissioner Hodge and the entire Operations Division,” said Commissioner Little.

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  • Hodge Named Assistant Commissioner

    Tuesday, June 05, 2007 | 7:00pm

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Mark H. Luttrell Correctional Center Warden Reuben Hodge has been named Assistant Commissioner of Operations for the Tennessee Department of Correction.  Commissioner George M. Little appointed Hodge to the position because of his vast experience and dedication to the State of Tennessee.  “I am looking forward to great things from Assistant Commissioner Hodge and the entire Operations Division,” said Commissioner Little.

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  • Impact of Crime on Victims Class

    Thursday, April 12, 2007 | 5:00am

    PIKEVILLE, Tenn. - The Southeastern Tennessee State Regional Correctional Facility in Pikeville is developing a class for adult male offenders to address the impact of crime on victims. Victims or families of victims are needed for this program. Participants will be asked to discuss how crime has affected their lives.

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  • Execution Protocol Public Input Hearing

    Tuesday, April 03, 2007 | 7:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Department of Correction will conduct a hearing on April 5, 2007 to receive input on development of a new execution protocol.  This review is being undertaken in pursuant to Governor Phil Bredesen’s Executive Order issued on February 1, 2007.

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