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Governor Haslam Proclaims Correctional Professionals Week

Monday, May 06, 2013 | 11:04am

NASHVILLE - The more than 6,500 employees of the Tennessee Department of Correction are being honored this week for their contributions to public safety in our state.

Gov. Bill Haslam has proclaimed May 5-11, 2013 as Correctional Professionals Week in Tennessee. By maintaining custody and control of more than 20,000 inmates and supervising more than 75,000 offenders in the community, Tennessee’s correctional professionals work to ensure the people of Tennessee are safe and offenders develop the necessary skills to become productive citizens.

“Tennessee’s correctional professionals are hardworking and dedicated to serving the citizens of our great state,” Commissioner Derrick Schofield said. “The men and women who carry out the mission of operating safe and secure prisons and providing effective community supervision are proud of what they do and greatly appreciate this recognition by Gov. Haslam.”

Tennessee’s correctional professionals work as officers, 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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