About Us

The Tennessee Inmate Disciplinary Oversight Board is a full-time, autonomous state board. The purpose of the board is to review the grant, denial, and removal of inmate sentence credits by a warden for good institutional behavior and to determine whether sentence credits previously awarded should be removed for commission of a major infraction designated by the department as a Class A disciplinary offense or for an inmate's refusal to participate in an assignment.

The board is composed of nine (9) members appointed by the governor, the speaker of the senate, and the speaker of the house of representatives. The board is autonomous in structure and is, in all respects, separate functionally and administratively from any other agency.