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  • Johnson City Day Reporting Center Holds Graduation

    Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | 01:55pm

    JOHNSON CITY – The Tennessee Department of Correction Day Reporting Center (DRC) in Johnson City held its ninth graduation last night, marking the completion of the program for four clients. The graduates have maintained their sobriety for over a year and have completed all three phases of the intensive, substance abuse treatment.

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  • TDOC To Take Part In FCC Meeting On Contraband

    Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | 08:53am

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Commissioner Tony Parker will travel to Washington, DC next month to take part in a meeting with officials from the Federal Communications Commission. This meeting is the result of a letter of congressional support regarding efforts to reduce contraband in penal facilities.

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  • Breach Discovered By Security Staff

    Friday, January 26, 2018 | 12:47pm

    WARTBURG – Tennessee Department of Correction security staff at Morgan County Correctional Complex have uncovered an attempt to introduce contraband into the facility by inmate Robert Fusco #455473. While the investigation is ongoing, the Department has collected evidence that Fusco – who was a minimum security inmate - breached the secure perimeter of the facility.

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  • TDOC Supports The TN Together Initiative

    Monday, January 22, 2018 | 01:45pm

    HENNING – Monday afternoon Governor Bill Haslam announced a groundbreaking initiative aimed at combatting opioid abuse in Tennessee. This initiative, which is called TN Together, brings together all arms of the government and the community to help eradicate this substance abuse issue that is plaguing many communities throughout the state.

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  • Little Hats, Big Hearts

    Friday, January 19, 2018 | 03:25pm

    Knoxville – Female Offenders at the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex (BCCX) recently completed a project in support of an American Heart Association (AHA) program. The offenders donated over 200 hand-crocheted hats for newborn babies for the AHA’s Little Hats, Big Hearts initiative.

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  • Absconder Apprehended Thanks To Officers Diligence

    Tuesday, January 16, 2018 | 03:44pm

    Cookeville – A sex offender attempting to flee the state was apprehended in Cookeville, TN thanks to the diligence of Probation Parole Officers with the Tennessee Department of Correction’s Program Specialized Unit (PSU) and the department’s strong partnerships with local law enforcement. The offender had made plans to flee Hawkins County, Tennessee for Salt Lake City, Utah.

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  • Two Facilities Receive ACA Accreditation

    Tuesday, January 09, 2018 | 02:00pm

    Orlando, FL - The Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) is pleased to announce that two Tennessee facilities have received American Correctional Association (ACA) accreditation. The Mark Luttrell Transition Center in Memphis and the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex in Pikeville both earned ACA’s stamp of approval at the 2018 Winter Conference in Orlando.

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  • RMSI Update

    Tuesday, January 02, 2018 | 10:35pm

    NASHVILLE - A portion of Riverbend Maximum Security Institution is back up and running with boiler-produced hot water and heat. The portable units will be taken offline as the boiler-produced heat takes over. At this time it appears that a valve malfunction was responsible for the loss of pressure. The Department expects that the entire facility will be back on boiler-produce in the next 48 hours.

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  • Loss of Water Pressure at RMSI

    Tuesday, January 02, 2018 | 11:43am

    NASHVILLE - On Monday, January 1, 2018 Riverbend Maximum Security Institution lost hot water pressure causing the facility's boiler to go offline. Emergency procedures were put in place to maintain the living and work environment. These procedures include the distribution of additional blankets and the installation of portable/temporary heating units.

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