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TDOC Appoints West Region Correctional Administrator

Friday, December 20, 2019 | 07:14pm

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Commissioner Tony Parker has announced the appointment of a new West Region Correctional Administrator.  Warden Trinity Minter was selected to oversee the state’s West Tennessee Prisons, effective December 22, 2019.

Minter began her career with TDOC in August 2014 as Warden of the Mark Luttrell Correctional Center in Memphis, later transitioning to Warden at the Women’s Therapeutic Residential Center in Henning, Tennessee.  Her accomplishments include the implementation of overnight child visitation as well as ensuring inmates receive substance abuse and behavioral health treatment.

Minter succeeds Correctional Administrator Debra Johnson, who was killed in the line of duty on August 7, 2019.  “I cannot help but think about my late friend, supervisor, and mentor Debra Johnson,” said Minter.  “I am overwhelmed with joy to know that I will be able to continue her legacy and carry the torch that she left behind.  I have some big shoes to fill, but, during her tenure she took me under her wings, invested in me, and for that I will be forever grateful.”

Warden Minter is a native of Bolivar, Tennessee and a graduate of Lane College and Union University.  “I believe in the mission and vision of this department and I will do my best each day to ensure that I am intentional in everything that I do to make an impact in the lives of others . By supporting our wardens and staff, we will focus on the rehabilitation of offenders through evidence-based programming in order to ensure that every individual is successful while in prison and upon release,” said Minter.