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DFM Denise Messer, DFS Michael Donahue, and DFS Stephanie Harding
TCI Staff Photo December 4, 2019
Thank you Perry County Sheriffs’ Department for the beautiful TCI sign!
3T Madison County 2021
TCI Jail issues & FTO Conference 2021
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(Downloadable form located below to download and complete)
Request must be emailed to Sharon.Scott@tn.gov for review.
3T Train the Trainer Knox County, April 2022 - Congratulations to these graduates!
SCAN THE QR CODE WITH YOUR SMARTPHONE TO SEE THE 2022 DIGITAL CONFERENCE GUIDE:
TIME: 10:00 AM CST - 11:00 AM CST
LOCATION: Tennessee Corrections Institute, 279 D Stewarts Ferry Pike, Percy Priest Cottage, Nashville, TN 37214
TCI would like to congratulate Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy Director
Brian Grisham on his retirement, having over 40 years of service to the
citizens of Tennessee. Director Grisham once served as the Interim Director of
the Tennessee Corrections Institute during a period of transition which
provided the agency with impeccable guidance as the agency moved into the
future. Your leadership and passion will be greatly missed.
2022 TCI Jail Issues and FTO Conference is approaching! Detailed Agenda is in the works.
We hope this email finds you well. Our names are Dr. Frank Ferdik and Dr. Emily Pica, professors at Austin Peay State University (APSU) in Clarksville, TN.
You are receiving this message because you are being cordially invited to participate in a survey-based research study exploring the difficulties of your job.
We know how challenging being a correctional officer is, and are particularly interested in finding out from you how you feel about your profession, and what can be done to improve your working conditions. We have already been in communication with your supervisors and other TCI officials who are in full support of this research. They care about your well-being, and are eager to research ways to make your job better. It is commonly understood that correctional officers represent the single most important resource available to any corrections agencies. As such, whatever can be done to simplify your job and, by extension, improve your overall health and wellness, is well worth the effort.
With all of this said, we would be immensely grateful if you would take just a few minutes to compete our survey by clicking the link at the bottom of this message. Once you do, you will be prompted to a cover page explaining research participant rights, followed then by the actual survey. The questionnaire is being administered through APSU’s Qualtrics program, and will remain available to you for a period of 60 days beginning December 1, 2021. Please know that absolutely no identifying information of yours is being collected, and you can be assured that all of your answers will remain confidential and completely anonymous. You are under absolutely no obligation to take this survey, and final responses will be grouped together to better understand in the aggregate what can be done to make your life as a correctional officer even a little bit easier.
We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. We realize it is taking time out of your day, but your answers are extremely important to this research effort. Should you have any questions about research participant rights, or questions about this project in general, please direct them to:
Dr. Frank Ferdik (Phone: 931.221.7524; E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org), or the APSU IRB Office: (Phone: 931.221.7881; E-Mail; email@example.com).
Frank Ferdik, Ph.D. & Emily Pica, Ph.D.
3T Train the Trainer Madison County 2021
Tennessee Sheriffs and Jail Administrator’s gathered at TCI in Nashville on October 14th and 15th to discuss correctional officer hiring and retention.
The two-day workshop, covering 9 areas of hiring practices and considerations. The group identified 37 secondary points of concern and 5 key areas for consideration and offered solutions. Participants represented each of the 3 grand divisions of our state.
Attendees listed below.
- Sheriff Karl Jackson Obion County
- Sheriff Russell Barker Anderson County
- Sheriff Tommy Jones Monroe County
- Sheriff Jack Stockton Roane County
- Sheriff Eddie Farris Putnam County
- Curt Vokoun Putnam County
- Sheriff Jeff Box Dyer County
- Tonya Fisher Haywood County
- Frank Rezac Carroll County
- Andrew Howdeshell Blount County
- Jerry Scott Sumner County
- Lee Carswell Sullivan County
- Jeff Bledsoe TSA
- Bob Bass TCI
- William R Kane TCI
- Will Wall TCI
- Shari Scott TCI
|Proposals for TDHs ELC grant supplement for Detection and Mitigation of COVID-19 in Confinement Facilities is due COB on October 15, 2021|
|Confinement Facilities Proposal Document|
The survey123 link to order PPE from TEMA is:
TCI CLASSES ARE CANCELLED THROUGH FEBRUARY 27, 2021 based on the TN Governor's Executive Order No.73.
We are actively working on rescheduling TCI classes for make-up opportunities, this information will be updated as it is coordinated.
Tennessee Corrections Institute (TCI) under the authority of T.C.A. 41-4-140, is required to establish minimum standards for adult local jails, lock-ups, workhouses and detention facilities in the state. The agency's Board of Control establishes the standards to inspect and certify local correctional facilities. Inspections and re-inspections are conducted within the mandated timeframe to ensure compliance of all standards for the purpose of certification.
The Tennessee Corrections Institute is responsible for educating local correctional staff while providing and monitoring basic certification and annual in-service training for personnel within local adult correctional detention facilities. The Tennessee Corrections Institute provides technical assistance and conducts research in relation to requests from local correctional detention facilities, the TN legislature and other state agencies. The Tennessee Corrections Institute Board of Control is authorized under the authority of T.C.A. 41-7-106 (f) to grant pre-employment waivers to correctional officers in local adult correctional facilities.
Since our establishment in 1974, the Tennessee Corrections Institute continues to cultivate an environment of professionalism and safety within the corrections profession.
The Board of Control works diligently to certify local adult detention facilities to ensure compliance with state minimum jail standards, while increasing the safety and security of corrections officers and incarcerated individuals.
Our highly trained personnel utilize a thorough inspection process which promotes best correctional practices that maximize the safety of the community, staff, volunteers and offenders. These standards also work toward holding offenders accountable and improving the likelihood of choosing responsible, law-abiding behavior upon release.
Our specialized training courses and technical assistance provide opportunities for organizational and professional growth that enhance our services. We have the unique ability to work with correctional facility personnel toward the implementation of a strategic process that leads to improved organizational structure, management practices and program planning that support a mission and vision consistent with available resources.
The Tennessee Corrections Institute provides technical assistance to facilities which includes the fourteen (14) areas of jail inspections as listed in the Minimum Standards. These areas comprise the scope of required expertise of the facility specialists. The goal is to aid specific facility management in meeting the requirements of the standards in question. However, in any circumstance which calls for additional expertise, the staff of the Tennessee Corrections Institute will request the assistance of the National Institute of Corrections, The American Correctional Association, the National Sheriffs' Association, or any other agency within national, state, or local government which may supply the agency or their personnel with any additional help.
News & Events
|3/9/2022||10AM CST||Tennessee Corrections Institute 279 D Stewarts Ferry Pike, Percy Priest Cottage, Nashville, TN 37214||Board Meeting
Tennessee Corrections Institute would like to formally congratulate Nashville - Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall for being sworn in as the 78th President of the National Sheriffs' Association on June 18th, 2019. Sheriff Hall is the first Tennessee Sheriff to hold the honored position of NSA President.
Sheriff Daron Hall and Executive Director William Wall 6/18/2019
|The Tennessee Corrections Institute|
Phone: (615) 741-3816
279 D Stewarts Ferry Pike, Nashville, TN, 37214
|Our Board Of Control|
|Chairman Sheriff Jack Stockton||Roane County Sheriff|
|Lisa Helton||Interim Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Correction|
|Director Don Johnson||Governor’s Office, Constituent Services and Community Relations|
|Mayor Joe Grandy||Washington County Mayor|
|Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh||Rutherford County Sheriff|
|Commissioner Gary Prater||Warren County Commissioner|
|Abigale Jasinsky||Governor’s Office|
TCI Mission Statement
It is the mission of the Tennessee Corrections Institute
to create and foster professional relations with the administration and staff
of all Tennessee Local Adult Correctional Facilities and support their efforts
for enhanced facility operations through exceptional service, education,
accountability, and integrity.
|William Wall||Executive Director|
|Bob Bass||Deputy Director|
|Jason Smith||Project Manager|
|Joanne Pogue||Administrative Services Assistant 4|
|Sharon Scott||Administrative Services Assistant 3|
|Nicole Meece||Administrative Services Assistant 2|
|Robert Kane||Operations and Programs Director|
|Denise Messer||Detention Facilities Manager|
|Miller Meadows||Detention Facilities Manager|
|Tonya West||Detention Facilities Specialist
|Stephanie Harding||Detention Facilities Specialist
|Michael Donahue||Detention Facilities Specialist
|Dave Saffell||Detention Facilities Specialist
|Gwen Beavers||Detention Facilites Specialist|
|Jason Cate||Detention Facilities Specialist|
|David Elola||Detention Facilities Specialist|
|Dara Keeton||Detention Facilities Specialist|