• 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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  • William Stevens Dies At Age 60

    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.

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  • West Tennessee State Penitentiary Easter Bags

    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. 

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  • Inmate Convicted Of Aggravated Assault Of Correctional Officer

    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.

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  • Staff Bust Contraband Attempt At RMSI

    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.

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  • TDOC, TDOSHS Partnership Provides ID Assistance To Inmates

    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.

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  • Operation Clean Up Nets Six Arrests, 27 Citations

    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.

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  • Haslam Announces 2016 Legislative Agenda

    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.”

    Correction |Education |Governor Haslam |Health |Higher Education Commission |Safety & Homeland Security

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  • Haslam Announces Next Phase of Public Safety Action Plan

    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.

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  • Normal Operations Resume After WTSP Escape Attempt Foiled

    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.

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  • WTSP Escape Attempt Foiled - Updated

    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.

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  • WTSP Escape Attempt Foiled

    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.

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  • "Operation: Clean Up" Continues

    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.

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  • "Operation: Clean Up" Continues

    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.

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