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  • NWCX Inmates Donate To Lake County School System

    Monday, September 21, 2020 | 03:36pm

    TIPTONVILLE - A group of inmates at the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) has taken an extraordinary step to help some local children in need. The inmates have raised more than $1,400 to assist children who may be experiencing food shortages in their homes due to the financial impact of COVID-19.

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  • TDOC Takes COVID-19 Actions

    Thursday, September 03, 2020 | 02:41pm

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) has launched another round of targeted testing for COVID-19 in all state correctional facilities. In conjunction with the Department of Health, Department of Military, Core Civic and Centurion, additional testing will be conducted out of an abundance of caution and following the recent positive test results at the South Central Correctional Facility (SCCF).

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  • Former FBI Fugitive Back In Tennessee

    Wednesday, August 05, 2020 | 04:19pm

    HENNING –He was once named one of the FBI’s “10 Most Wanted Fugitives.” Now, a former prison escapee is back in Tennessee to serve the remainder of his sentence. Lohman Ray Mays, Jr, an habitual offender who escaped from the Turney Center Industrial Prison 36 years ago, was recaptured in Wyoming in 1985 and has since been serving a federal sentence for bank robbery.

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  • TDOC Launches Operation Naughty List

    Wednesday, August 05, 2020 | 07:54am

    PIKEVILLE – Six people have been arrested after a special operation by the Tennessee Department of Correction’s Office of Investigations & Conduct (OIC). TDOC special agents began apprehending individuals indicted by the Bledsoe County Grand Jury last week.

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  • TDOC Joins Visitation 2.0

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | 10:22am

    NASHVILLE – The Department of Correction has taken a unique approach to reaching out to inmates during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because visitation at all state prisons has been suspended since March, TDOC has partnered with the 4th Purpose Foundation to bring visitation back--via video messaging.

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  • WTRC Cosmetology Program Thriving Amid Challenges

    Monday, July 20, 2020 | 03:28pm

    HENNING – Offering offenders opportunities and access to a second chance is an important part of what we do in TDOC. At the Women’s Therapeutic Residential Center (WTRC), women enrolled in the cosmetology program are not only thriving, but they are also learning to navigate new challenges in the age of COVID-19.

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  • TDOC Partners With TSU For Agricultural Program

    Thursday, July 16, 2020 | 02:18pm

    NASHVILLE - Thanks to an agreement reached with Tennessee State University, the Department of Correction is expanding its large network of agricultural programs. On Monday, July 6, Commissioner Tony Parker signed an agreement that will allow land near the old Charles Bass Correctional Complex to be used in TSU’s agricultural sciences program.

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  • Harole Wayne Nichols Execution Advisory

    Thursday, July 02, 2020 | 02:42pm

    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 execution of death row inmate Harold Nichols #146457.

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