Nashville, TN – In an ongoing effort to increase communication with the public, the Tennessee Department of Correction has launched a 24-hour toll free number dedicated to receiving tips related to correctional operations.
This phone line will enable any person to report correctional issues so that they may be researched and resolved by the agency. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Sixty inmates of the State of Tennessee’s Department of Corrections were transferred from the Montgomery County Jail to a state facility last week, said Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson.
“This drops our Tennessee Department of Corrections populations to 96, and represents a significant savings to our local taxpayers,” said Fuson. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Correction is being honored for its supervision of offenders on electronic monitoring. The Department’s Field Services Division received the Program of Excellence Award for its Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) tracking program.
The award was handed out at the 2012 GPS Training Institute to recognize the strength of TDOC’s supervision program.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Correction is expanding efforts to increase the safety of Tennessee children on Halloween night with the launch of “Operation Blackout.”
Probation and Parole officers will be joined by local law enforcement agencies and the U.S. Marshals to ensure sex offenders who are under TDOC supervision adhere to strict guidelines. “Operation Blackout” will result in an increased presence of law enforcement in the community and random visits to the homes of sex offenders who must adhere to the following guidelines on October 31st, 2012. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Correction is mourning the loss of a correctional officer who was shot and killed Friday morning. Officer Dalia Gutierrez, 43, was fatally wounded in the parking lot of her Nashville apartment complex just after 4:30am today.
The Metropolitan-Nashville Police Department said robbery is a possible motive. Officer Gutierrez worked at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville and was a well-respected employee.
Nashville, TN – Recognizing the importance of mentors in the lives of children of incarcerated parents, the Tennessee Department of Correction has awarded a $250,000 grant to the Big Brothers Big Sisters Amachi initiative.
The program works to break the intergenerational cycle of crime and incarceration and gives an often forgotten group of children the chance to reach their highest potential.
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Tennessee Department of Corrections foil Escape Plot of lone Female on Death Row
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Tennessee Department of Corrections have foiled a plan to break the lone female death row inmate out of the Tennessee Prison for Women and arrested the individuals involved in the escape plot.
Today, 36-year-old Christa Gail Pike remains behind bars and two others have been charged with planning her escape from prison. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott today announced an agreement with Motorola Solutions, Inc., to begin implementing the first phase of a statewide radio system that will enhance the efficiency, safety and service of troopers across the state.
The department secured $39.2 million dollars from the Tennessee General Assembly for phase I of the project, which will be utilized for radio upgrades in the THP Chattanooga, Fall Branch and Knoxville districts. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – An inmate who escaped from a Nashville work-release facility is back in the Department of Correction custody. Romeous Lockridge, 28, was arrested by TDOC agents after he showed up at a North Nashville hospital seeking medical treatment.
Lockridge escaped from the Charles Bass Correctional Complex-Annex around 9:00pm Monday night. He was back in custody less than eight hours later. An employee at the Skyline Medical Center notified police when Lockridge arrived there early this morning with multiple lacerations and a broken arm, injuries he is believed to have sustained while scaling a razor-wire fence. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – An inmate who escaped from a minimum-security facility in Nashville tonight is wanted by the Department of Correction. Officers discovered Romeous Lockridge, 28, missing from the Charles Bass Correctional Complex-Annex during a 9:00pm count.
Lockridge is serving a 16-year sentence for drug and burglary convictions in Davidson County. His sentence was due to expire in 2018. Lockridge is a male black, 6’5”, 175 pounds.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact the TDOC Investigations Unit at 615.289.5362 or any law enforcement agency.
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