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TDOC Lends a Hand To Tornado Victims

Monday, April 10, 2006 | 07:00pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Several Tennessee counties devastated by the
April 7, 2006 tornados are receiving help from the Tennessee Department of Correction.

Beginning today, April 11-April 13, 2006, TDOC will provide assistance to tornado victims in Sumner and Warren counties.

A total of 100 inmates, along with TDOC officers, have been dispatched to locations in Gallatin, TN, in Sumner County and McMinnville, TN, in Warren County.

The crew will help remove debris left by the storm and participate, as needed, in the overall cleanup.

Commissioner George M. Little says, “The department is very thankful to be able to offer assistance to our fellow citizens in this time of distress. We will do what we can to volunteer and help out.”

TDOC facilities participating in the cleanup effort include:

Turney Center Industrial Prison
Charles B. Bass Correctional Complex
Tennessee Prison for Women
Southeastern Tennessee State Regional Correctional Facility

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