Nashville, TN – As trick-or-treaters put the final touches on their costumes, the Tennessee Department of Correction is already taking additional measures to keep them safe this Halloween with the launch of Operation Blackout.
Operation Blackout began October 22nd, 2015 and is a yearly, massive statewide sweep to ensure registered sex offenders under TDOC supervision follow strict guidelines for the fall season and Halloween. Hundreds of teams of TDOC probation parole officers work with local law enforcement to saturate communities across the state, conducting random visits and compliance checks on sex offenders. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Recent questions have been posed regarding the Tennessee Department of Correction’s classification of inmates.
Prior to Commissioner Schofield’s administration, some inmates were placed on the highest level of segregation for non-violent offenses. In 2012, the Department took a critical look at the administrative segregation population and found some significant disparities in the reason for their placement in maximum custody. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Correction is continuing 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 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, 2014. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Accepting Applications for Fall Citizens’ Correctional Academy
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) is now accepting applications for the Fall 2014 Citizens’ Correctional Academy.
The academy is a four week/five 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 September at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has a new fugitive on TBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted list, Nathan Lennon McCollum of Sevierville, TN.
Nathan McCollum is wanted by the Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC) and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) for a Violation of Probation for Attempted Aggravated Kidnapping, Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon, Violation of an Order of Protection, several counts of theft and traffic charges.
Tennessee Governor, Commissioners announce Strategic Plan To Tackle Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam joined Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) Commissioner E. Douglas Varney and others today to announce “Prescription for Success,” the state’s plan to prevent and treat prescription drug abuse in Tennessee.
Prescription drug abuse is a pervasive, multi-dimensional issue impacting Tennessee individuals, families, and communities. Of the 4,850,000 adults in Tennessee, it is estimated that nearly 5 percent (about 221,000) have used pain relievers, also known as prescription opioids, in the past year for non-medical purposes. Of those, it is estimated that 69,100 are addicted to prescription opioids and require treatment for prescription opioid abuse.
Nashville, TN – An inmate at the Tennessee Prison for Women was quickly apprehended after attempting to scale an inner fence inside the prison’s recreation yard.
Officers were leading a group of inmates to the recreation area when inmate Bridget King immediately ran to the fence and attempted to climb it.
Officers were able to quickly apprehended the inmate.
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.
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