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NCJ Number: 180247 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Tennessee Department of Correction Annual Report Fiscal Year 1996-97
Corporate Author: Tennesse Dept of Correction
Planning and Research Section
United States of America
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 140
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Tennesse Dept of Correction
Nashville, TN 37219
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Tennesse Dept of Correction
Planning and Research Section
Rachel Jackson Bldg
4th Floor
Nashville, TN 37219
United States of America
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document - Designates non-commercial publications, such as Government and gray literature reports.
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report provides data and information on the administrative and operational activities of the Tennessee Department of Correction during fiscal year 1996-97.
Abstract: Following the presentation of organizational charts, the mission, vision, and values statements of the Tennessee Department of Correction are presented. The report on the commissioner's staff encompasses employee grievances, internal affairs, legislative liaison, the Office of the General Counsel, and the Public Affairs Office. Information on the activities of the deputy commissioner's staff addresses food service, health services, internal audit and accreditation, mental health services, planning and research, program planning, and the Tennessee Correction Academy. Information is also provided on administrative services and community corrections. The operations of each correctional facility are profiled as well. During fiscal year 1996-97, the Department of Correction completed a reorganization, which involved combining the administrative management of several institutions, the centralization of specific functions, closure of the Tennessee Correctional Work Center, establishment of a teacher-to-student ratio that approximated that in the public school system, and reduction in food service staff. The Department of Correction added 311 beds without construction costs and contracted for the use of 1,506 beds owned by the Hardeman County Correctional Facilities Corporation and operated under contract by Corrections Corporation of America, Inc. Extensive tabular and graphic data
Main Term(s): Corrections policies
Index Term(s): Corrections costs; Corrections management; Corrections statistics; State correctional facilities; Tennessee
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