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TDOC Taking Applications for Spring Citizens’ Correctional Academy

Press release from the Tennessee Department of Correction; February 13, 2015:

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Correction is now accepting applications for the spring 2015 Citizens’ Correctional Academy. The academy is a four week/six session program designed to give Tennesseans an in-depth look at the state’s largest law enforcement agency. Classes will be held every Tuesday evening during the month of May in Nashville.

“Citizens’ Correctional Academy focuses on the work of more than 6,800 men and women who are dedicated to keeping our communities safe. The academy is designed to give the public a better understanding of our agency through a hands-on approach,” Commissioner Derrick D. Schofield said.

Applications for the Citizens’ Correctional Academy are available on the departmental website at or you may request an application by emailing

  • Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 27, 2015.
  • Classes begin on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

For more information, call Tashonda Burton at 615.253.8133.

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