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  • TDOC and Community Partners To Hold Offender Career Fair

    Friday, March 03, 2017 | 10:20am

    NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Correction is partnering with local employers to hold a career fair and hiring event for offenders on community supervision in the Nashville area. Job seekers will have the opportunity to meet with potential employers, and more than a dozen organizations will be on hand to provide information and accept applications on the spot. Attendees are encouraged to bring their resumes and any other qualifications or certificates they may have earned.

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  • Death Of Inmate Walter Caruthers

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017 | 6:56pm

    NASHVILLE - Death Row Inmate Walter L. Caruthers (TOMIS #0099361) was pronounced dead of natural causes on January 30, 2017 at 11:36 p.m. at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville.

    Caruthers was convicted of Robbery with a Deadly Weapon, Aggravated Kidnapping, and Murder in Knox County. He was sentenced to death on February 8, 1983.

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  • TDOC Promotes Awareness of Contraband Interdiction Efforts

    Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 7:12pm

    NASHVILLE - As part of our ongoing efforts to advance our non-negotiable mission of enhancing public safety, the Tennessee Department of Correction strives to be a good community partner. It is with that in mind we wish to alert the public to the dangers of contraband. Contraband is defined as unauthorized cell phones, drugs and weapons. TDOC wants to highlight our efforts in fighting those who would seek to compromise the safety and security of our prisons, employees and offenders.

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  • TDOC Expands Overnight Child Visitation

    Thursday, January 05, 2017 | 9:30pm

    HENNING - The Tennessee Department of Correction has long recognized the need for mothers and their children to bond while the children are young.  Last month, TDOC expanded its overnight child visitation capacity with the opening of the new Child Visitation Building at the Women’s Therapeutic Residential Center.  This innovative program helps offenders keep positive familial ties strong throughout their incarceration.  This not only curbs generational criminal behavior, but it also assists with family reunification post incarceration.  In fact, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) research shows children who are allowed to bond with the parent, during the parent’s period of incarceration, have a better chance of breaking the generational cycle of criminal behavior.

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  • Knoxville Probation Parole Officers Deliver Christmas Gifts

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016 | 12:59pm

    KNOXVILLE – For several TDOC Probation Parole Officers today was not just another day in the office. That’s because these officers spent the day driving all over Knoxville delivering Christmas gifts for those in need.  The group was led by Officer Kim Kriplean.  In his role as Employment Specialist and Community Services Supervisor, Kriplean has made numerous contacts within the religious and non-profit communities.  For the past four years, he’s worked with the Knoxville Chapter of Toys for Tots to gather and deliver gifts to those organizations who in turn give them to needy children.

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  • MCCX Delivers Over 600 Presents For Angel Tree

    Friday, December 16, 2016 | 10:50am

    WARTBURG – Staff from the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) delivered over 200 gifts to the Morgan County Head Start and an additional 400+ to the Morgan County School Board as part of the school board’s Angel Tree program.  MCCX has partnered with the Morgan County school system for over 10 years, taking hundreds of ‘angels’ each year.  This year, MCCX took 332 children from the Angel Tree.  Toy collections and fundraisers were held all year and MCCX staff was able to collect enough gifts to provide each child on their Angel Tree list with seven to eight presents each.

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  • West Tennessee State Penitentiary Staff Donate Toys For Children

    Thursday, December 08, 2016 | 3:40pm

    HENNING - The holiday season is a joyous time, especially for children. That’s why nearly 100 staff members and 40 offenders at West Tennessee State Penitentiary (WTSP) and the Women’s Therapeutic Residential Center at West Tennessee State Penitentiary teamed up to ensure every child in West Tennessee has something under the tree this year.

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  • Mark Luttrell Transition Center To Host Grand Opening

    Wednesday, December 07, 2016 | 8:42am

    MEMPHIS - This Friday, December 9, the Tennessee Department of Correction will host a grand opening for the Mark Luttrell Transition Center (MLTC).  Earlier this year, TDOC made the decision to change Mark Luttrell Correctional Center from a female facility to a male reentry center.  MLTC is focused on providing intensive programming and job development skills to men nearing release from prison.  The first male residents arrived at the facility earlier this fall.

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  • TDOC Assists With State Of Emergency

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016 | 2:55pm

    NASHVILLE - Due to the Level III – State of Emergency in the Eastern region of the State, the Tennessee Department of Correction has deployed several agents to assist emergency personnel in the area.  These officers will work with teams on the ground to identify blocked roads due to downed trees.  The team will also perform “welfare checks” of residents in the vicinity of the fire.

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  • Some Sevier County Home Visits Suspended

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016 | 12:53pm

    NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Correction is temporarily suspending home visits of offenders in the affected area of Sevier County due the fires in that area.  This Level III – State of Emergency is due to the drought conditions and wildfires in the Eastern region of the State.

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  • Debbie Inglis Appointed Deputy Commissioner of Administration

    Wednesday, November 02, 2016 | 3:54pm

    NASHVILLE - Tennessee Department of Correction Commissioner Tony Parker today announced the appointment of Debbie Inglis to the position of TDOC Deputy Commissioner of Administration.  Inglis currently serves as TDOC’s chief General Counsel, a role she will continue in addition to her new responsibilities overseeing Administration.

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  • Operation Blackout Nets Violations

    Tuesday, November 01, 2016 | 7:42pm

    NASHVILLE - Tennessee Department of Correction continued to advance our mission of enhancing the safety of Tennessee communities by conducting Operation Blackout.  Operation Blackout is a yearly, massive statewide sweep to ensure registered sex offenders under TDOC supervision follow strict guidelines for the fall season and Halloween.

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  • TDOC Training Staff Assists Alabama DOC

    Tuesday, November 01, 2016 | 12:52pm
    Training Curriculum and Trainers Are Shared

    SELMA – The vision of the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) is to be recognized as the best correctional agency in the nation.  By being tapped as a national leader in officer training, TDOC is well on its way to fulfilling that vision. 

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  • TDOC Launches "Operation Blackout"

    Friday, October 21, 2016 | 1:39pm

    NASHVILLE - From candy to costumes, kids across Tennessee are gearing up for Halloween.  Meanwhile, the Tennessee Department of Correction is taking additional measures to keep them safe this Halloween season with the launch of Operation Blackout. 

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