Offenders who are required to report to probation/parole offices should contact the reporting office for possible closings due to inclement weather before traveling. If you are unable to report to the office due to inclement weather, call the reporting office before your scheduled appointment time.
Use caution when responding to phone calls from anyone claiming to be able to assist with early release from prison. For additional information, click here.
The 6,800 professionals who make up the Tennessee Department of Correction are our most valuable resource. Visit employment to hear some of our team members explain why they chose a career with the TDOC and to see some of our team in action.
JOSHUA BABER CAPTURED
Mountain City – An inmate who walked away from a work detail in Mountain City on the morning of March 6, 2014, is now back in the custody of the Tennessee Department of Correction. Joshua Michael Baber, 24, was apprehended March 7, 2014 in Johnson City. Baber walked away from a minimum-custody work detail at the prison Thursday afternoon. TDOC Agents along with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Tennessee Highway Patrol, and Johnson County Sheriff’s Department combined efforts and resources to search for and subsequently capture Joshua Baber. ...More
TDOC OFFERS OFFENDERS CAREER ASSISTANCE
TENNESSEE PRISON FOR WOMEN EMPLOYEE HONORED
TDOC LAUNCHES TIPS HOTLINE
In 2012, the Tennessee Department of Correction began using a True Population Forecast Simulation Model to project system needs over a 60 month period. The simulation model allows TDOC to mimic the flow of offenders from the county jails to state prison and to reentry. Building this model gives us the ability to assess the impact on the offender population of adjustments to state statute, policy, and parole board practices and more accurately project the long term effects on the Tennessee felon population. This change in the way that projections have been done ensures that decisions are based on supportable data and the supervision of offender population is swift, appropriate, and cost effective for the citizens of Tennessee.
Over the past year, each commissioner of state government's 22 departments conducted a top to bottom review to thoroughly analyze operational and organizational efficiency at the direction of Governor Bill Haslam. Click here for a look at the TDOC top to bottom review.
Commissioner Schofield feels that it is important to keep TDOC employees, as well as the public, updated on information regarding the Tennessee Department of Correction. It is with this in mind that we have a newsletter designed to do just that. Our next issue is now available.
TDOC NON-NEGOTIABLE MISSION:
Protect and Serve the Public
Operate Safe and Secure Prisons
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