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TSEA Legislative Update – week ending 1/19/18

TSEA Legislative Update – week ending 1/19/18

TSEA January 22, 2018 Comments Off on TSEA Legislative Update – week ending 1/19/18

TSEA Legislative Update – week ending 1-19-18 The General Assembly reconvened on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 and got down to business assigning committee chairpersons in the Senate and appointing new legislators to committees in

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Lawmakers reauthorize Department of Correction for one year

Lawmakers reauthorize Department of Correction for one year

TSEA December 12, 2017 Comments Off on Lawmakers reauthorize Department of Correction for one year

Today the members of the Judiciary and Government Joint Subcommittee of Government Operations reauthorized the Tennessee Department of Correction for a period of one year. The committee’s decision came after TDOC Commissioner Tony Parker

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News Release – TSEA: End the use of private prisons in Tennessee

News Release – TSEA: End the use of private prisons in Tennessee

TSEA November 14, 2017 Comments Off on News Release – TSEA: End the use of private prisons in Tennessee

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee State Employees Association today, in light of continued noncompliance with state contract requirements and department policies as reported by the state comptroller, is calling for the State of Tennessee to

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5 Questions with TDOC Commissioner Tony Parker

5 Questions with TDOC Commissioner Tony Parker

TSEA July 12, 2017 Comments Off on 5 Questions with TDOC Commissioner Tony Parker

We recently reached out to Commissioner Parker about the department’s decision to move away from the 28-day work schedule. We thank the commissioner for taking the time to answer the following questions from TSEA. 1)

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28-day work schedule’s days are numbered

28-day work schedule’s days are numbered

TSEA July 12, 2017 Comments Off on 28-day work schedule’s days are numbered

Correction Commissioner Tony Parker responds to questions about his decision to move away from the controversial schedule NASHVILLE – After almost three years operating under the 28-day work schedule, the Tennessee Department of Correction

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TDOC Update

TDOC Update

TSEA May 18, 2017 Comments Off on TDOC Update

The recent series of events affecting the lives of officers working within the Tennessee Department of Correction has TSEA very concerned about officer safety within the department. In early April, three officers were stabbed

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RECAP: TSEA meeting about probation & parole officer issues

RECAP: TSEA meeting about probation & parole officer issues

TSEA October 21, 2016 Comments Off on RECAP: TSEA meeting about probation & parole officer issues

Earlier this week, TSEA staff met with Assistant Commissioner of Community Supervision Alisha James to discuss the many challenges facing probation and parole officers. Below is a recap of that meeting. The overall demeanor

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Press release – Stop the growth of private prisons in Tennessee

Press release – Stop the growth of private prisons in Tennessee

TSEA August 22, 2016 Comments Off on Press release – Stop the growth of private prisons in Tennessee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 22, 2016 Contact: Chris Dauphin Phone: (615) 256-4533, 800-251-8732 chris.dauphin@tseaonline.org                                                             Stop the growth of private prisons in Tennessee NASHVILLE – In light of the concerns outlined last week by the Deputy

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Statement on resignation of TDOC Commissioner Derrick Schofield

Statement on resignation of TDOC Commissioner Derrick Schofield

TSEA June 1, 2016 Comments Off on Statement on resignation of TDOC Commissioner Derrick Schofield

It is no secret that TSEA disagrees with many of the initiatives established within the Tennessee Department of Correction under Commissioner Schofield. Our public disagreements span his entire tenure as Tennessee’s Prison Chief.  However,

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Prison Violence Skyrockets

Prison Violence Skyrockets

TSEA March 15, 2016 Comments Off on Prison Violence Skyrockets

According to data recently provided by The Department of Correction on assaults, there have been 119 assaults on correction officers since new assault definitions became effective on January 11. Figures referenced by The Tennessean in Nashville

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