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Tennessee Department of Correction Press Releases

123 Press Releases
  • Published on August 16, 2022 - 16:50 GMT

    TDOC Visitor Charged With Murder In Overdose Death

    “This incident points to the real dangers of introducing contraband into prisons and the consequences that follow,” said David Imhof, Director of TDOC’s Office of Investigations and Conduct.  “Our agency will pursue prosecution against any individual who …

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  • Published on August 16, 2022 - 16:50 GMT

    New Warden Appointed At Northeast Correctional Complex

    Tuesday, August 16, 2022 | 11:06am Mountain City – There’s a new warden at the Northeast Correctional Complex (NECX) in Mountain City.  Brian Eller has been appointed to serve in the facility’s highest position.  He succeeds former Warden Bert Boyd, who …

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  • Published on August 16, 2022 - 15:00 GMT

    New Warden Appointed At Northwest Correctional Complex

    Tiptonville – A new warden has been appointed at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) in Tiptonville.  Sharon Rose has been appointed to lead the facility.  Rose succeeds former Warden Kevin Genovese, who was promoted to East Region Correctional …

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  • Published on August 15, 2022 - 17:38 GMT

    TDOC Receives Grant To Help Offenders Find Housing

    Monday, August 15, 2022 | 11:05am Nashville – The Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) has received a $200,000 grant that will assist offenders expiring their sentence find stable housing upon release.  As part of an existing partnership with the …

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  • Published on August 11, 2022 - 15:45 GMT

    TDOC Celebrates First TCAT Graduation

    WARTBURG – For the first time ever, a group of TDOC inmates successfully graduated from the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT).  During a ceremony held in their honor at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX),  thirty-four incarcerated …

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  • Published on July 1, 2022 - 20:14 GMT

    TDOC Enhances Victim Notification System

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) is reminding survivors and victims of crime to enroll in the new, enhanced notification service before TDOC’s current system is deactivated. The new system, VINE (Victim Information Notification …

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  • Published on June 26, 2022 - 21:44 GMT

    TDOC Absconders Captured

    Sunday, June 26, 2022 | 03:31pm CHATTANOOGA – The two inmates who walked away from the Chattanooga Release Center Friday night and are now back in custody.  Katelyn Standifer, 26, was serving a three-year sentence for theft out of Knox County.  Ashley …

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  • Published on June 26, 2022 - 00:13 GMT

    TDOC Searches For Absconders

    Saturday, June 25, 2022 | 06:34pm CHATTANOOGA – The Tennessee Department of Correction is asking for the public’s help in locating two inmates who walked away from the Chattanooga Release Center Friday night and are now listed as absconders. Katelyn …

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  • Published on June 21, 2022 - 23:54 GMT

    Staff Recognized For Heroic Efforts In Separate Incidents

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) is recognizing two security staff members for going above and beyond the call of duty in separate incidents that occurred last month.  Sergeant Cody Gatlin and Corporal Larry Keeton, both employed …

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  • Published on June 7, 2022 - 04:49 GMT

    Knoxville DRC Graduates Largest Class To Date

    KNOXVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Correction’s Knoxville Day Reporting Center (DRC) held its largest-ever graduation ceremony last night, celebrating 32 participants who recently completed the three-phase, intensive treatment program.  The graduation …

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  • Published on May 13, 2022 - 13:47 GMT

    Award Winning Artist Volunteers At Tennessee Prisons

    HENNING – Volunteers play a crucial role in helping incarcerated men and women turn their lives around.  That is why Memphis-based rap artist Patrick Houston plans to spend his time volunteering inside Tennessee prisons.  Houston, also known as Project Pat …

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  • Published on April 21, 2022 - 22:47 GMT

    Oscar Smith Receives Last Meal

    Thursday, April 21, 2022 | 04:25pm NASHVILLE – Death row inmate Oscar Smith has received his final meal.  He selected a double bacon cheeseburger, deep dish apple pie, and vanilla bean ice cream for his last meal. This meal was provided to Mr. Smith at 4: …

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  • Published on April 20, 2022 - 19:46 GMT

    Smith Selects Last Meal

    NASHVILLE – Death row inmate Oscar Smith has selected a double bacon cheeseburger, deep dish apple pie, and vanilla bean ice cream for his last meal.  This meal will be provided to Mr. Smith tomorrow. 

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  • Published on April 20, 2022 - 13:28 GMT

    Statement From Governor Bill Lee On Oscar Smith

    Tuesday, April 19, 2022 | 05:23pm NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee released the following statement regarding death row inmate Oscar Smith: “After thorough consideration of Oscar Smith’s request for clemency and an extensive review of …

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  • Published on April 19, 2022 - 14:49 GMT

    Smith Moved To Death Watch

    Tuesday, April 19, 2022 | 08:30am NASHVILLE – In accordance with protocol, inmate Oscar Franklin Smith #136424 was moved to death watch at approximately 11:50pm last night.  Death watch is the three-day period before an execution when strict guidelines are …

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  • Published on April 12, 2022 - 21:25 GMT

    Probation Parole Officers Donate Easter Baskets To Nearly 100 Children

    Tuesday, April 12, 2022 | 03:10pm NASHVILLE – Nearly one-hundred boys and girls in Columbia, TN got an Easter treat this year, thanks to Probation Parole Officers (PPOs) in Tennessee Department of Correction’s (TDOC) District 51 Office. Staff purchased and …

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  • Published on April 7, 2022 - 20:17 GMT

    Execution Advisory: Media Guidelines

    Thursday, April 07, 2022 | 02:18pm Media wishing to arrive at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution (RMSI) to report on the April 21, 2022 execution of Oscar Smith #136424 should RSVP by 12pm CST on April 14, 2022 to Sarah.Gallagher@tn.gov. News media …

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  • Published on March 21, 2022 - 18:43 GMT

    TDOC Officers Awarded National Medal Of Honor

    NASHVILLE – Two Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Correctional Officers have been selected to receive national awards.  Corporal Leon Odom and Corporal Anthony Gaudet have been selected by One Voice United to receive the National Corrections Medal …

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  • Published on March 14, 2022 - 14:38 GMT

    Oscar Smith Execution Advisory

    Monday, March 14, 2022 | 09:01am NASHVILLE – In accordance with state law, the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) is now accepting applications from recognized Tennessee news organizations to serve as statutorily required witnesses for the scheduled …

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  • Published on March 9, 2022 - 18:20 GMT

    New Cadets Assist In Contraband Bust At West Tennessee State Penitentiary

    HENNING – Just days after graduating from Basic Correctional Officer (BCOT) training, TDOC’s newest cadets assisted in the discovery of a significant amount of contraband at the West Tennessee State Penitentiary (WTSP).  The group of cadets graduated last …

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