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  • Corrections Today

    Commissioner Parkers talks about learning on the job, discovering his calling, and sharing the wisdom of a lifetime in this great article.

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  • June Hometown Hero Sgt. Veronica Hunter

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  • An Inside Look At Life After Incarceration

    TDOC, 4th Purpose, and the Knoxville Chamber hosted a reentry simulation

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  • FOIL - Offender Search Now Available At MyTN

    Download the App and Click on Public Safety to Access Felony Offender Information

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    We are looking for businesses to provide employment for offenders currently released under our supervision.

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  • Protect Yourself, Your Coworkers, Your Family, and Your Community

    Six Reasons To Get A COVID-19 Vaccine

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    • Visitor Arrested At West Tennessee State Penitentiary

      Tuesday, July 27, 2021 | 03:23pm

      HENNING – A visitor to the West Tennessee State Penitentiary (WTSP) has been arrested on charges related to introduction of contraband into the facility. On Sunday afternoon, visitor Diane Dotson was arrested by TDOC Special Agent Damario Avery for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, Felony Introduction into a Penal Facility, and Misdemeanor Simple Possession of Marijuana.

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    • Commissioner Parker Set To Retire After 38 Years of Service

      Tuesday, July 27, 2021 | 08:35am

      NASHVILLE - After 38 years of dedicated service to the Tennessee Department of Correction, Commissioner Tony Parker has announced his retirement, effective this fall. Parker began his career as a correctional officer and rose through the ranks to Commissioner following his initial appointment by former Governor Bill Haslam in 2016 and re-appointment by Governor Bill Lee in 2019.

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