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2019 Tennessee Corrections Institute Staff
2019 Facility Training Officer Award Recipients
2019 Jail Administrator Of The Year Award Recipients
2019 Jail Administrator and FTO Conference
DFM Denise Messer, DFS Michael Donahue, and DFS Stephanie Harding
TCI Staff Photo December 4, 2019
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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.
The TCI Jail Issues FTO Conference will be September 20 - 24, 2021 held in Gatlinburg, TN. Registration is open on the FTACS website.
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
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|
|Commissioner Tony C. Parker||Tennessee Department of Correction|
|Director Don Johnson||Governor’s Office, Constituent Services and Community Relations|
|Elizabeth Lewis||Roane State Director of Criminal Justice|
|Mayor Joe Grandy||Washington County Mayor|
|Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh||Rutherford County Sheriff|
|Commissioner Gary Prater||Warren County Commissioner|
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|
|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|