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Tennessee Department of Correction launches “Operation Blackout” on Halloween night

 

Tennessee Department of CorrectionsNashville, 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»

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Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Accepting Applications for Fall Citizens’ Correctional Academy

 

Tennessee Department of CorrectionsNashville, 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»

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Tennessee Department of Correction launches 24-hour tips hotline

 

Tennessee Department of CorrectionsNashville, 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»

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Tennessee Department of Children’s Services Three Branches Institute Addresses Child Safety, Juvenile Justice

 

Initiative aligns work of the executive, legislative and judicial branches

Tennessee Department of Childrens ServicesNashville, TN – During the coming year, the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services will continue the Three Branches Institute, an initiative bringing together members of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches to work with the department on strengthening the state’s child protection and juvenile justice systems.

“For Tennessee to have a strong and effective system of children’s services, the three branches of government must have a clear vision on the mission of the services, and confidence that the services are generating desired outcomes,” said DCS Commissioner Jim Henry. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Correction Launches Operation Blackout for Halloween

 

Tennessee Department of CorrectionNashville, 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»

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Tennessee Department of Corrections Officer killed

 

Tennessee Department of CorrectionsNashville, 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.

Officer Dalia Gutierrez-Sanchez

Officer Dalia Gutierrez-Sanchez

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Tennessee Department of Correction supports Big Brothers Big Sisters

 

Tennessee Department of CorrectionsNashville, 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.

Commissioner Schofield, Rep. Debra Maggart and CEO Lowell Perry.

Commissioner Schofield, Rep. Debra Maggart and CEO Lowell Perry.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam proclaims Probation, Parole and Community Corrections Officers Week

 

The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has proclaimed July 15th-21st, 2012 as Probation, Parole and Community Corrections Officers week in Tennessee and is encouraging all Tennesseans to recognize the contributions of these law enforcement professionals.

“By providing effective community supervision for more than 74,400 adult offenders, the men and women who work tirelessly to uphold the laws of our state assume great risks each day but serve valiantly and with honor.” Commissioner Derrick D. Schofield said. “Probation, Parole and Community Corrections Officers are proud of what they do and greatly appreciate this recognition by Governor Haslam.”

The Tennessee Department of Correction is comprised of more than 7,300 professionals whose work contributes to a safer Tennessee through their commitment to never compromising public safety.

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Escaped Inmate Captured

 

Tennessee Department of Corrections

Romeous Lockridge.

Romeous Lockridge.

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»

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