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    GREGORY THOMPSON DIES AT 52
  • November 28, 2014
    NASHVILLE - Death Row inmate Gregory Thompson has passed away at the age of 52. He was pronounced dead at 5:40 p.m. on Thursday, November 27th at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville. Thompson died of natural causes. ...More
    TDOC AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO HOLD RESOURCE FAIR
  • November 25, 2014
    MEMPHIS - The Tennessee Department of Correction is partnering with the City of Memphis, Shelby County and the Tennessee Re-Entry Collaborative to hold a resource and information fair for ex-offenders. More than 50 organizations will be on hand to provide information and assistance with job training and placement, education, health care and faith-based community support. Ex-offenders and their family members are encouraged to attend. ...More
    TDOC TO HOST FAMILY AND FRIENDS FORUM
  • November 13, 2014
    KNOXVILLE - On Wednesday, November 19, the Tennessee Department of Correction will hold a Family and Friends forum. Family members and friends of offenders are invited to attend and meet with TDOC executive staff and officers, who will be available to listen to their concerns and answer questions about policies, procedures and daily operations of the Tennessee Department of Correction. ...More

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