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Governor Haslam Proclaims Correctional Professionals Week

Saturday, May 05, 2012 | 10:45am

NASHVILLE - The more than 5,000 Department of Correction employees who work in the state's prisons are being honored for helping to maintain public safety.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has proclaimed May 6-12, 2012 as Correctional Professionals Week in Tennessee.  By maintaining custody and control of more than 20,000 inmates, Tennessee's correctional professionals are required to co-exist and work with inmates, while encouraging them to develop the necessary skills to become productive citizens.

"Tennessee correctional professionals are dedicated to never compromising public safety," Correction Commissioner Derrick D. Schofield said.  "The men and women who carry out the mission of operating safe and secure prisons and providing community supervision are proud of what they do and greatly appreciate this recognition by Governor Haslam."

Tennessee's correctional professionals work as officer, health care professionals, teachers and in a variety of positions inside prisons and in our communities to help keep Tennessee safe.

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