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TDOC OFFICIALS RELEASE RESULTS OF “OPERATION BLACKOUT”

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Reports are in from the recent “Operation Blackout” operation which was held by the Tennessee Dept. of Correction earlier this week for Halloween. Agents visited random homes across the state where over 3,188 sex offenders are living making sure that they did not participate in any holiday events or parties. The visits are designed to add a measure of safety to trick-or-treaters during this time. The statewide Operation Blackout event yielded 21 arrests for assorted violations including possession of drugs and firearms. Halloween night, TDIC Officials attempted to check on 1,207 offenders at their homes. 1,173 of those visits were completed. Of the 34 that were not visited, five will be sanctioned or have warrants issued for non-compliance. The remaining 29 offenders were confirmed to be working or hospitalized. One arrest was made for a violation of the sex offender registry.

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