As of September 30, 2016, there were 19,990 males and 1,783 females assigned to TDOC for a total of 21,773 inmates incarcerated in Tennessee’s adult institutions. There are no adult inmates in the unit occupied by juveniles. On September 30, 2016, there were 7 juveniles incarcerated in Tennessee’s prison facilities.
In the United States, one in thirty-one adults are either in prison, on probation, or on parole.
America’s population behind bars has gone up 1000% in the last three decades.
The average cost-per-day to house a TDOC inmate (including those housed at privately managed facilities) is $76.82 per inmate. The cost to house a death row inmate is $106.30 per inmate. The total cost to house all 21,320 Tennessee inmates is staggering.
Approximately 70% of all released inmates return to prison (recidivate).
The number of female inmates is increasing almost twice as fast as the male incarceration rate, tripling in the last decade. At least 70% of jailed women have minor children.
We Are Making a Difference!
The Theotherapy Project is making an impact on recidivism! For those inmates who have completed the Theotherapy programs and have been released into society…the recidivism rate dropped to only 15%!
Your tax-deductible donation helps us continue impacting inmates and their families by offering them a chance to effectively change the course of their lives!
“Welcome to our website! We hope it will give you an idea of what we do and why we do it…and we hope you will catch the vision! For the last ten years we have seen hundreds of incarcerated men and women from many different backgrounds come to a place of sustained emotional freedom as they work hard to resolve their conflicts, own the responsibility for their choices and apply biblical principles of emotional healing to their lives. As an outreach of Zion Springs Ministries, the Theotherapy Project offers faith-based conflict resolution principles to incarcerated men and women with the goal of restoring families and reducing recidivism.” Mark West – Executive Director