Below is a summary of information including: statistics from Tennessee’s Department of Corrections, an overview of the state’s prison overcrowding dilemma, as well as helpful references and points of contact for those interested in resolving the problem.
Facts and Figures 2007-2008
- Annual budget: $688,516,600
- Average annual cost per inmate: $23,324
DOC Staff and Population
- Total department active personnel: 5,000
- Total number of correctional institutions: 14
- Total incarcerated under DOC jurisdiction: 20,482
Organization of state divisions, view here.
District Offices: 8
Overcrowding Quick Facts
- Over the next 12 fiscal years, Tennessee’s incarcerated population is projected to increase by 11.7%, while the operational capacity is expected to increase by 9.1%
- In 2007, all of Tennessee’s facilities were operating at over 90% capacity
Points of Contact
Rachel Jackson Building North, Sixth Floor
320 Sixth Avenue Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0465
Policy, Planning & Research – To request statistics/computer files, please send your request to Planning.Research@tn.gov
DOC Executive Staff, view here
News and Media
Due to budget cuts, Tennessee to reduce prison populations over next two years read more.