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Executive Director

Beth Ashe

Contact Info

Mailing Address
Tennessee Corrections Institute
Davy Crockett Tower
500 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243-0565

Phone: (615) 741-3816
Fax: (615) 532-2333


(1) Under the authority of T.C.A. 41-4-140, the Tennessee Corrections Institute (TCI) 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.

(2) 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.

(3) 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.