• Tennessee Prison For Women Celebrates 50th Anniversary

    Tuesday, July 19, 2016 | 5:54pm

    NASHVILLE - Today, a ceremony was held at the Tennessee Prison for Women (TPFW) to mark 50 years of service and celebrate the advances that have made the facility and its team leaders in the field of corrections. The event was attended by current and former staff, volunteers and members of the public. TDOC Commissioner Tony Parker and current TPFW Warden Carolyn Jordan were among the speakers.

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  • TDOC Accepting Applications For Fall Citizens' Correctional Academy

    Monday, July 11, 2016 | 1:50pm

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Correction is now accepting applications for its fall 2016 Citizens’ Correctional Academy. The academy is a four week/six session program designed to give Tennesseans an in-depth look at the state’s largest law enforcement agency. The program will run from August 30 through October 4, with classes held on Tuesday evenings at varying locations in the Nashville area. 

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  • Haslam Names Tony Parker Commissioner of Correction

    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 | 11:17am

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the appointment of Tony Parker as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of the Correction (TDOC) effective June 19. Parker will replace Derrick Schofield who announced June 1 he is leaving the administration to join GEO Group in Florida as executive vice president for continuum of care.  A 33-year veteran of TDOC, Parker has served five administrations, beginning his career as a correctional officer, working his way up and serving since 2012 as assistant commissioner of prisons, supervising prison operations, security operations and offender management. 

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  • Haslam Announces Departure of Derrick Schofield

    Wednesday, June 01, 2016 | 10:11am

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced Department of Correction Commissioner Derrick Schofield will leave the administration at the end of June to join GEO Group in Florida as executive vice president for continuum of care. Schofield, 55, has led the department since the start of the administration in 2011 and has been an integral voice in shaping the governor’s public safety agenda during the administration. He has served on the Governor’s Public Safety Subcabinet since its inception, most recently helping to shape the Public Safety Act of 2016, which makes smarter use of prison bed space, among other important safety objectives.

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  • Community Supervision Organizational Chart Changes

    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 | 3:39pm

    NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Correction mission is to operate safe and secure prisons and provide effective community supervision in order to enhance public safety.  A critical part of fulfilling that mission is to take a critical look at our processes and determine areas for improvement in effectiveness and efficiency.  Over the past few months, the Community Supervision Division of this Department examined our practices to determine the best approach to provide targeted oversight for each type of supervision.  We determined the best approach would be to separate probation and parole supervision within a single TDOC Community Supervision Organizational Chart. 

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  • Operation Clean Sweep Ends Successfully

    Monday, April 25, 2016 | 2:17pm

    NASHVILLE – Over the past three weeks, officers from the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) have completed additional, unannounced home visits on hundreds of sex offenders under community supervision. During Operation Clean Sweep, Probation Parole Officers visited nearly 800 homes across the state. According to Bobby Straughter, Assistant Commissioner Community Supervision, “Operation Clean Sweep is just an extension of the good work the officers do every day in the community. Offenders under our supervision must know that we are vigilant in our efforts to ensure they successfully reintegrate into the community.”

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  • Tennessee Making Progress Reducing Prescription Drug Abuse

    Monday, April 25, 2016 | 8:27am

    NASHVILLE – In the summer of 2014, the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, with support and leadership from Governor Bill Haslam, multiple state agencies, local governments, and citizens across the Volunteer State embarked on a first of its kind prevention campaign, created and conceived with the goal to take action and address Tennessee’s prescription drug abuse epidemic.

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  • Gary Cone Dies At Age 67

    Wednesday, April 20, 2016 | 2:20pm

    NASHVILLE - Death Row inmate Gary Cone has passed away at the age of 67.  He was pronounced dead at 9:38 AM on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at a Nashville hospital of natural causes.

    Cone was convicted of armed robbery, assault with intent to murder and two counts of first degree murder and sentenced to death in Shelby County in 1982.

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  • Operation Clean Sweep

    Sunday, April 10, 2016 | 9:59pm

    KNOXVILLE – This weekend the Tennessee Department of Correction continued to advance our mission of enhancing the safety of Tennessee and its communities by launching Operation: Clean Sweep.  The operation targeted sex offenders in the east region of the state ensuring those offenders were compliant and adhering to the law. 

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  • TDOC and Community Partners To Hold Resource Fair

    Friday, April 08, 2016 | 10:41am

    WARTBURG – The Tennessee Department of Correction is partnering with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, along with Morgan County and Knoxville area businesses and organizations, to hold a resource and information fair for offenders soon to be released from the Morgan County Correctional Complex. Over 30 organizations will be on hand to provide information and assistance with job placement, education, health care and faith-based community support.

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