Correctional Professionals Week
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - No one said it was an easy job. This week, the Tennessee Department of Correction is proud to honor the more than 5,000 men and women who work in Tennessee’s state prisons.
With positions ranging from security to health care specialists, correctional professionals play a crucial role in protecting the safety of the citizens of Tennessee by maintaining custody and control of over 19,000 inmates.
“As Commissioner, I would like to take this opportunity to commend our many fine professionals for their outstanding service on behalf of the citizens of Tennessee,” said Tennessee Department of Correction Commissioner George M. Little. “Few folks realize how challenging and rewarding our work is, and this week and every week, we want to lift up the sacrifice and dedication of all our employees.”
Correctional Professionals across the state are also remembering Correctional Officer Wayne Morgan, who was killed in the line of duty nine months ago. Commissioner Little added, “I would particularly like to remember CO Morgan and those who have given their lives in this service.” CO Morgan gave 28 years of service to the Brushy Mountain Correctional Complex and the State of Tennessee.
Activities are planned throughout the Department of Correction this week in honor of Tennessee’s Correctional Professionals.