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Tennessee Department Of Corrections

The Tennessee Department of Corrections is in charge of the jail and penal system for the state of Tennessee. The current commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Corrections is Gayle E. Ray. The Tennessee Department of Corrections oversees the 14 prisons within Tennessee, of which three are actually private institutions.

These 14 institutions under the control of the Tennessee Department of Corrections include the Charles B. Bass Correctional Complex, the Hardeman County Correctional Facility, the South Central Correctional Facility, the Northwest Correctional Complex, the West Tennessee State Penitentiary, and the Whiteville Correctional Facility. The Tennessee Department of Corrections is also in charge of 20,000 inmates located within these 14 institutions. Male inmates are held in 12 of these institutions, while female inmates are held in the remaining 2.

The Tennessee Department of Corrections offers up a program known as TRICOR, which stands for the Tennessee Rehabilitative Initiative in Correction. TRICOR is a program designed by the Tennessee Department of Corrections to provide inmates with the opportunity to work within the state's prison industry. Almost a thousand of the inmates within the Tennessee Department of Corrections system work within TRICOR.

Other opportunities exist for inmates as well, including community work crew projects which are designed to assist the communities around the prisons, and education programs, through which inmates can obtain their GEDs. Currently, 1905 inmates within the Tennessee Department of Corrections system are estimated to be trying to pursue a vocational certificate, while 2635 are pursuing a GED. If you need legal advice and assistance, contact Tennessee lawyers.

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