NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Correction is partnering with local employers to hold a job readiness and career fair for ex-offenders in the Nashville area on Monday, April 11, 2016.
Saturday, April 09, 2016 | 4:50pm
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.
Tuesday, April 05, 2016 | 2:35pm
NASHVILLE - Death Row inmate William Stevens has passed away at the age of 60. He was pronounced dead at 1:57 a.m. on Monday, April 4, 2016 at a Nashville hospital of natural causes.
Stevens was convicted of especially aggravated robbery and two counts of first degree murder and sentenced to death in Davidson County in 1997.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 | 8:19pm
HENNING – The Easter holiday just got a bit brighter for many families at the Ronald McDonald House. Earlier today, inmates from the West Tennessee State Penitentiary Reentry Center filled more than 70 bunny-printed bags with lots of Easter candy. The candy was provided by Charms Candy Company in Covington and community donations. WTSP staff supervised the preparation of the bags and later delivered them to the Ronald McDonald House.
Monday, March 14, 2016 | 6:01pm
Sentenced To Enhanced Punishment In Attack For Gang Offense
Hardeman County - Diligent work by TDOC agents, the Whiteville Police Department and the office of 25th District Attorney General Mike Dunavant led to an additional 12-year sentence against inmate Frederick Armstrong for his attack on a correctional officer at the Whiteville Correctional Facility in 2013.
Wednesday, March 02, 2016 | 3:04pm
NASHVILLE - Vigilance by Tennessee Department of Correction staff foiled an attempt to introduce a large amount of contraband into Riverbend Maximum Security Institution (RMSI) in Nashville. On February 22, 2016, TDOC officers intercepted 3.9 ounces of marijuana, 10.6 ounces of loose tobacco, 11 cell phones, two SIM cards, nine USB chargers with charging blocks, three cigarette lighters, three rolls of black electrical tape, 14 hanging air fresheners and 50 cigar wraps, preventing the items from entering the prison.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 | 4:02pm
NASHVILLE - As a part of our ongoing mission of enhancing public safety, the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (DOSHS) today (2/24/16) launched an innovative program to ensure eligible offenders released from prison have a valid state identification card or driver’s license.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016 | 1:26pm
MURFREESBORO - Yesterday, 2/2/16, the Tennessee Department of Correction conducted an intensive search in the parking lot of our Murfreesboro Community Supervision Office. This effort, named Operation Clean Up, resulted in the search of more than 340 vehicles. It also netted six arrests on charges including probation violation and violation of the sex offender registry, and the issuance of 27 citations on charges including driving on a suspended/revoked license and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Thursday, January 21, 2016 | 4:04pm
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced his legislative agenda for the 2016 session, continuing his focus on education, public safety and efficient and effective state government. “A major focus this session will be on the next step in the Drive to 55: making sure our colleges and universities are organized and empowered in the best way to increase student success and the number of Tennesseans with a postsecondary degree or credential,” Haslam said. “You’ll also see a focus on public safety with legislation that makes smarter use of prison bed space and stiffens penalties for the most serious offenses driving Tennessee’s violent crime rate, including continuing to address domestic violence in Tennessee.”
Thursday, January 14, 2016 | 2:08pm
MEMPHIS – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the next phase of his administration’s multi-year, comprehensive action plan to help make Tennessee safer. According to the latest data from Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the overall crime rate has decreased 14.8 percent since 2010.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 | 11:48am
HENNING - Normal operations have resumed at West Tennessee State Penitentiary following an escape attempt by inmate Arturo Perez #00512736. While details are being withheld as to not compromise the investigation, it must be stressed that Perez did not escape from the secure facility. This means no fences were breached during this attempt and he never left the secure area of the prison.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 | 10:04am
HENNING – On Tuesday, December 15, 2015 quick work by TDOC Correction Officers prevented inmate Arturo Perez #00512736 from escaping from a secure facility. While many details are being withheld as to not compromise the investigation, it must be noted that Perez did not escape from the secure facility. This means that no fences were breached during this attempt and he never left the secure area of the prison.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 | 3:13am
HENNING – On Tuesday, December 15, 2015 quick work by TDOC Correction Officers prevented an inmate from escaping from a secure facility. While many details are being withheld as to not compromise the investigation, it must be noted that the inmate did not escape from the secure facility. This means that no fences were breached during this attempt and the inmate never left the secure area of the prison.
Wednesday, December 09, 2015 | 3:30pm
JOHNSON CITY – Yesterday the Tennessee Department of Correction conducted an intensive vehicle search in the parking lot of its District 10 Johnson City Field Office. This state-wide operation is named “Operation: Clean Up” and has resulted in the search of more than 900 vehicles to date with 341 of the searches being conducted yesterday in Johnson City.
Thursday, December 03, 2015 | 6:20pm
COLUMBIA – On Wednesday, December 2, 2015 the Tennessee Department of Correction, and several supporting agencies, conducted an intensive vehicle search in the parking lot of our Columbia Community Supervision Office. This search is part of an ongoing operation entitled “Operation: Clean Up.” This operation resulted in the search of nearly 1,000 vehicles with 200 of them being at this location.