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Citizens' Correctional Academy

Tennessee residents are invited to join us for Spring Citizens' Correctional Academy. The academy is a four week, six session seminar designed to provide local citizens with an in-depth look at corrections and our efforts to enhance public safety. For additional information click here.

Public Notice

The Tennessee Department of Correction hereby gives public notice of a meeting to be held Thursday, March 12, 2015 beginning at 1:00 p.m. regarding the Tennessee Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision. The meeting will be held in the 5th floor conference room, Rachel Jackson Building, 320 6th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee.

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    TDOC AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO HOLD RESOURCE FAIR
  • March 31, 2015
    WARTBURG - The Tennessee Department of Correction is partnering with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development and Morgan County area businesses and organizations to hold a resource and information fair for offenders soon to be releasesd. Over 40 organizations will be on-hand to provide information and assistance with job placement, education, health care and faith-based community support. ...More
    DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION TO HOLD CAREER FAIR
  • March 11, 2015
    NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Correction will hold a nursing and health care spring hiring event on Friday, March 20th, 2015 at Lois M. DeBerry Special Needs Facility in Nashville.  More than 20 nursing positions are currently open at DeBerry.  Licensed Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses are urged to attend.  Tours of the prison facility will be provided for applicants and interviews will be arranged for those who qualify. ...More
  • TDOC ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SPRING CITIZENS' CORRECTIONAL ACADEMY
  • February 13, 2015
    NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Correction is now accepting applications for the spring 2015 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. Classes will be held every Tuesday evening during the month of May in Nashville. ...More

Budget Proposal

On Friday, December 5th, Commissioner Schofield delivered the TDOC budget presentation to Governor Haslam. This proposal includes a portion of the TDOC long-term strategic vision that involves the proposed closing of Charles Bass Correctional Complex. For additional information, click here.

Scam Alert

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.


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Inclement Weather Conditions

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.

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