• Public Invited to Faith in Corrections Conference

    Sunday, March 11, 2007 | 7:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - What happens when an offender is released from prison depends greatly on how the public reacts to him or her.  Currently, more than 4,000 Tennesseans volunteer their time to work with inmates in state prisons.
    The Tennessee Community Resource Board, with support from the Tennessee Department of Correction, is sponsoring the first of its kind conference aimed at empowering, energizing and equipping volunteers with ways that can help lower the recidivism rate.  The conference also provides a statewide forum for encouraging volunteers by acknowledging their importance to the Department of Correction and to thousands of families in our state.  Topics during the conference will range from “The Essential Steps to Success” and “Family Dynamics and Reconciliation.”
    The public is encouraged to attend.  Visit our website for registration information:  http://state.tn.us/correction/volunteer/volunteer.html

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  • TDOC Hosts Job InfoFest For Inmates

    Thursday, March 01, 2007 | 3:00am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Community Resource Board of the Charles Bass Correctional Complex will host a "Job InfoFest" this week. The purpose is to inform inmates about employment opportunities and provide them with leads for contacts upon their release.

    Statistics show that 97% of all incarcerated felons will eventually be released from prison. That's why the Tennessee Department of Correction is committed to offering programs that help prepare inmates to lead successful lives.

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  • TDOC Issues Second Reminder to Motorists

    Wednesday, February 28, 2007 | 6:00pm

    WARTBURG, Tenn. - The Tennessee Department of Correction is reminding local motorists to prepare for the second and final round of deliveries of pre-case cells to the Morgan County Correctional Complex.  Possible traffic delays should be anticipated over the next two weeks.

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  • TDOC Seeks Help for Children of Inmates November 16 2006

    Wednesday, November 15, 2006 | 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 American today.  In fact, they are six times more likely than other children to end up in prison themselves.  The holidays present a particularly hard time for them.

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  • TDOC Hosts 2006 Criminal Justice Summit November 13 2006

    Sunday, November 12, 2006 | 6:00pm

    GOVERNOR BREDESEN TO GIVE KEYNOTE REMARKS ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A statewide effort to create positive change in Tennessee’s criminal justice system continues this week.  The final session of the 2006 Criminal Justice Summit will take place Tuesday, November 14 and Wednesday, November 15 in Nashville, bringing together criminal justice professionals and other community leaders from around the state to discuss the future of Tennessee’s criminal justice system.  Governor Phil Bredesen will address the summit on Tuesday at noon.

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  • Commissioner Gives "Stay Out of Prison" Talk

    Wednesday, October 25, 2006 | 5:00am

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Tennessee Department of Correction Commissioner George Little will speak to students at Northside High School in Memphis on Thursday, October 26th at 10:30 a.m.

    The speech is part of the Legislative Youth Program to be held in the library at Northside High School. It's a chance for Commissioner Little to encourage young people to avoid crime and prison. "Education makes all the difference in the world as far as staying out of prison or jail," said Commissioner Little. "I just want to emphasize the importance of staying in school and making safer and more productive communities."

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  • Donnie Johnson Execution Advisory

    Sunday, October 08, 2006 | 7:00pm

    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 Donnie Johnson.  The execution is currently scheduled for 1 a.m. CDT on October 25, 2006.

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  • TDOC Announces Special Hiring Event

    Sunday, August 06, 2006 | 7:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - No one said it was an easy job, but it is one of the most important services our state provides. The Tennessee Department of Correction will hold a special hiring event this week for people interested in becoming correctional officers.

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  • Commissioner Vaccum Seals Lid On Peanut Butter

    Thursday, March 23, 2006 | 6:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Commissioner George Little today announced the immediate ban of peanut butter containers in the state’s prison system in a sweep that began overnight and continues today. Prison officials are collecting all peanut butter jars from prison inmates, beginning late Thursday night at three prisons.

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