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    ANNOUNCEMENT: VIRTUAL WAIVER MEETING/BOARD OF CONTROL - November 14th, 2022 at 10AM CLICK HERE TO JOIN

    The Tennessee Corrections Institute provides technical assistance to facilities which includes the fourteen (14) areas of jail inspections as listed in the Minimum Standards. These areas comprise the scope of required expertise of the facility specialists. The goal is to aid specific facility management in meeting the requirements of the standards in question. However, in any circumstance which calls for additional expertise, the staff of the Tennessee Corrections Institute will request the assistance of the National Institute of Corrections, The American Correctional Association, the National Sheriffs' Association, or any other agency within national, state, or local government which may supply the agency or their personnel with any additional help.

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    To complete an open records request, you MUST send in a copy of your Drivers License along with the completed request form.

    (Downloadable form located below to download and complete)

    Request must be emailed to Sharon.Scott@tn.gov for review.

    Tennessee Corrections Institute

    Tennessee Corrections Institute (TCI) under the authority of T.C.A. 41-4-140, is required to establish minimum standards for adult local jails, lock-ups, workhouses and detention facilities in the state. The agency's Board of Control establishes the standards to inspect and certify local correctional facilities. Inspections and re-inspections are conducted within the mandated timeframe to ensure compliance of all standards for the purpose of certification.

    The Tennessee Corrections Institute is responsible for educating local correctional staff while providing and monitoring basic certification and annual in-service training for personnel within local adult correctional detention facilities. The Tennessee Corrections Institute provides technical assistance and conducts research in relation to requests from local correctional detention facilities, the TN legislature and other state agencies. The Tennessee Corrections Institute Board of Control is authorized under the authority of T.C.A. 41-7-106 (f) to grant pre-employment waivers to correctional officers in local adult correctional facilities.

    Customer Focused

    Since our establishment in 1974, the Tennessee Corrections Institute continues to cultivate an environment of professionalism and safety within the corrections profession.

    The Board of Control works diligently to  certify local adult detention facilities to ensure compliance with state minimum jail standards, while increasing the safety and security of corrections officers and incarcerated individuals.   

    Our highly trained personnel  utilize a thorough inspection process which promotes best correctional practices that maximize the safety of the community, staff, volunteers and offenders. These standards  also work  toward holding offenders accountable and improving the likelihood of choosing responsible, law-abiding behavior upon release.

    Our specialized training courses and  technical assistance provide opportunities for organizational and professional growth that enhance our services. We have the unique ability to  work with correctional facility personnel toward the implementation of a strategic process that leads to improved organizational structure, management practices and program planning that support a mission and vision consistent with available resources.


    TCI Staff December 2019
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    TCI Mission Statement

    It is the mission of the Tennessee Corrections Institute
    to create and foster professional relations with the administration and staff
    of all Tennessee Local Adult Correctional Facilities and support their efforts
    for enhanced facility operations through exceptional service, education,
    accountability, and integrity.

    left to right: TCI's Executive Director William Wall, Chief Counsel Brian Grisham, Programs and Operations Manager William "RK" Kane, Deputy Director Bob Bass, Project Manager Jason J. Smith
    left to right: TCI's Executive Director William Wall, Chief Counsel Brian Grisham, Programs and Operations Manager William "RK" Kane, Deputy Director Bob Bass, Project Manager Jason J. Smith
    Training Coordinator Christopher Allen, DFM Tonya West Stacey and ASA4 Shari Scott
    Training Coordinator Christopher Allen, DFM Tonya West Stacey and ASA4 Shari Scott




     

    News & Events

    2022 Meetings
    Date Time Location Event/Agenda/Minutes
    3/9/2022 10AM CST Tennessee Corrections Institute 279 D Stewarts Ferry Pike, Percy Priest Cottage, Nashville, TN 37214 Board Meeting
    6/8/2022 10AM CST Tennessee Corrections Institute 279 D Stewarts Ferry Pike, Percy Priest Cottage, Nashville, TN 37214 Board Meeting
    9/7/2022 10AM CST Tennessee Corrections Institute 279 D Stewarts Ferry Pike, Percy Priest Cottage, Nashville, TN 37214 Board Meeting
    11/14/2022 10AM CST VIRTUAL - LINK TO MEETING: CLICK HERE Waiver Hearing
    12/14/2022 10AM CST Tennessee Corrections Institute 279 D Stewarts Ferry Pike, Percy Priest Cottage, Nashville, TN 37214 Board Meeting 
     

    Our Office

    The Tennessee Corrections Institute

    Phone: (615) 741-3816

    279 D Stewarts Ferry Pike, Nashville, TN, 37214

    Our Board Of Control
    Myles Cook Training Director TCAT Elizabethton
    Lisa Helton Interim Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Correction
    Mayor Joe Grandy Washington County Mayor
    Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh Rutherford County Sheriff
    Commissioner Gary Prater Warren County Commissioner
    Abigale Jasinsky Governor’s Office

    TCI Mission Statement

    It is the mission of the Tennessee Corrections Institute
    to create and foster professional relations with the administration and staff
    of all Tennessee Local Adult Correctional Facilities and support their efforts
    for enhanced facility operations through exceptional service, education,
    accountability, and integrity.

    Our Staff
    William Wall Executive Director
    Bob Bass Deputy Director
    Brian Grisham Chief Counsel
    Jason Smith Project Manager
    Joanne Pogue Administrative Services Assistant 5
    Sharon Scott Administrative Services Assistant 4
    Nicole Meece Administrative Services Assistant 2
    William Robert Kane Operations and Programs Director
    David Elola Training Director
    Christopher Allen Training Manager
    Joey Smith Training Officer West Tennessee
    Gwen Hyde Detention Facilities Manager
    Miller Meadows Detention Facilities Manager
    Tonya Stacey Detention  Facilities Manager
    Stephanie Harding Detention  Facilities Specialist
    Michael Donahue Detention  Facilities Specialist
    Dave Saffell Detention  Facilities Specialist
    Jason Cate  Detention Facilities Specialist
    Dara Keeton Detention Facilities Specialist
    TCI Staff December 2019