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.
Wednesday, December 07, 2016 | 8:42am
Thursday, December 01, 2016 | 1:26pm
NASHVILLE – For the 14th consecutive year, families of homicide victims honored their lost loved ones during the annual “Tennessee Season to Remember” Thursday evening. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam hosted the event at First Baptist Church in Nashville.
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.
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.
Monday, November 07, 2016 | 10:00am
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Major General Terry “Max” Haston from the Tennessee Military Department to recognize five veteran state employees and more than 503,000 Tennessee veterans of all ages and eras. The Governor’s Veterans Day event was held at the Tennessee Tower Plaza in downtown Nashville.
“There are 2,425 veterans working in state government and more than 503,000 living in Tennessee,” Haslam said. “We are grateful that many of these men and women have brought their most positive attributes of military service to help lead and transform state government.”
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.
Tuesday, November 01, 2016 | 12:52pmTraining 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.
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.
Friday, October 21, 2016 | 10:43am
ONLY - The quick work of our Correctional Officers stopped an escape attempt at the Turney Center Industrial Complex. During a routine count, officers found that inmate Arthur Milks #420714 had not returned from his prison work assignment. At that time emergency procedures were activated and the facility was placed on temporary lockdown. During the course of that investigation, it was determined that Milks was planning to escape from the facility. Inmate Milks was discovered in an area near his work location (inmate food service area) attempting to conceal himself from staff. It must be stressed that Milks 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.
Wednesday, October 05, 2016 | 10:40am
NASHVILLE – Death Row inmate David McNish has passed away at the age of 63. McNish was found unresponsive at 5:55 a.m. this morning by medical staff at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution infirmary and appears to have died of natural causes pending final medical assessment by coroner.
Sunday, August 28, 2016 | 8:13pm
WARTBURG – The Tennessee Department of Correction’s nonnegotiable mission is to operate safe and secure prisons and provide effective community supervision in order to enhance public safety. The introduction of contraband not only poses a threat to this mission but it’s also a serious violation of Tennessee law.
Friday, August 05, 2016 | 3:50pm
NASHVILLE - Minimum custody inmate Quinton Stewart #308683 has been captured, less than 24 hours after walking away from his assigned community service work crew.
Thursday, August 04, 2016 | 3:31pm
NASHVILLE - This afternoon a minimum custody inmate under indirect supervision walked away from his assigned community service crew at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Nashville. The inmate, Quinton Stewart #308683, was being housed at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution and was serving 25 years for Second Degree Murder from Rutherford County. He was set to expire his sentence in October 2019.
Wednesday, August 03, 2016 | 6:55pm
WARTBURG – This afternoon, Morgan County Correctional Complex partnered with the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development to hold a job readiness seminar for soon to be released offenders.
Wednesday, August 03, 2016 | 5:19pm
Aramark Recommended For Award
NASHVILLE – As part of the Tennessee Department of Correction’s continuing efforts to enhance public safety while being a good steward of taxpayer dollars, Commissioner Tony C. Parker is pleased to announce that Aramark has been recommended for the food service contract. After the State and Aramark negotiate and finalize a contract, the expected start date for food delivery will be October 1, 2016.