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The goal of the Training Section is to prepare Corrections Division Staff for situations that may be encountered in their daily duties. The protection of employees and inmates are a primary reason to ensure that everyone is adequately trained and knowledgeable in routine and emergency procedures.

The pre-service program for new employees is a six-week program that mixes classroom time and “hands on” application. The training topics meet all Tennessee Corrections Institute and American Correctional Association standards in addition to other selected topics geared to meet the needs of the facility. A recent development in this program includes in depth mental health awareness training. The Facility’s Case Manager provides this program. Topics include mental health issues, suicide screening and intervention, and critical stress debriefing procedures.

All correctional staff are mandated by the Tennessee Corrections Institute (T.C.I.) to attend a minimum of 40 hours of annual in-service training.


Terry Jefferies
601 Walnut Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (423) 209-7043
Fax: (423) 209-7051


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