Tennessee State Jails
Tennessee was the 16th state to be formed in the United States of America on the 1st of June, 1796. Its residents are called by the name Tennesseans. Memphis is the largest city in Tennessee while its state capital is Nashville. It has a population of 5,689,283 making Tennessee the 16th most populated state of America. It is spread over an area of 42,146 square miles making it the 36th biggest state of the United States of America. The states that share their borders with Tennessee are Virginia, North Carolina, Missouri, Mississippi, Kentucky, Georgia, Arkansas, and Alabama. Tennessee has 95 counties within it. It has a huge industrial setup which consists of tourism, horse walking, automobile manufacturing, music, enriched uranium production, electrical power, mining and farming which mostly includes cotton, soybeans, cattle and tobacco.
All state prisons within the state of Tennessee lie under the administration of the Department of Correction. It consists of 14 state prisons which are distinguished on the basis of their region like the west, middle and east. Out of these 14 start prisons, eleven are those facilities that are operated and overseen by the Department of Correction while the remaining three have their management done by a private Corrections Corporation of America.
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The Department of Correction is also responsible for the operation of the Tennessee Correction Academy. Their responsibility is to provide training to all the corrections professionals along with the criminal justice professionals that belong to other government agencies. Along with that both treatment and educational facilities are also given to the inmates of the prison. There are seven major divisions that are monitored by the department. These include education, jobs/programs, pre-release help and counseling, religious services, substance abuse education, victim services and volunteer opportunities that allow the inmates to engage in productive activities during their stay.