Derrick Schofield

Press Release from the Tennessee Department of Corrections; Oct. 4, 2012:  NASHVILLE, TN – Commissioner Derrick Schofield has directed the Department of Correction’s Office of Investigation and Compliance to conduct a thorough investigation into performance audit findings related to probation and parole supervision of deceased offenders. Upon conclusion of the investigation follow up information will […]


Legislators hammered corrections and parole officials Wednesday for running a system that allowed officers to waste time and tax dollars “monitoring” 82 dead criminal offenders. The revelation raises many questions, among them is how closely tabs are being kept on former inmates who’re actually still among the living, they said. “Its troubling enough to find […]

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Press Release from Gov.-elect Bill Haslam; Jan. 7, 2011: NASHVILLE – Tennessee Governor-elect Bill Haslam today announced Georgia Department of Corrections Assistant Commissioner and Chief of Staff Derrick Schofield as Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Correction. Schofield will oversee the state’s corrections system comprised of 14 prisons, more than 20,000 inmates of varying needs […]

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