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TDOC Prepares Inmates for Release

Wednesday, November 01, 2006 | 06:00pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - It is estimated that 97-percent of all inmates currently incarcerated in Tennessee Department of Correction facilities will be released back into society at some point.

 

That’s why TDOC is proud to announce a new transition program aimed at preparing inmates for their release.  “This effort to improve public safety will mean lower recidivism rates which equal fewer victims and improved public safety,” said TDOC Assistant Commissioner Jim Cosby.

The 86-bed transition program called Genesis, consists of three phases to help participants obtain everything from substance abuse treatment, victim impact awareness, GED courses and job readiness.  Eligible participants must be within 9-12 months of possible release and from the Davidson County area.

A ribbon cutting ceremony for the Genesis program will take place Friday, November 3, 2006 at 9 a.m. at the Charles Bass Correctional Complex, Site 2, in West Nashville.

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