The Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) is responsible for the supervision of more than 3,800 registered sex offenders. TDOC’s mission is to enhance public safety for all Tennesseans including our most vulnerable citizens – our children. That’s why the department launches a special operation this time of year called Operation Blackout.
During Halloween, sex offenders under TDOC supervision are informed of a specific set of rules that must be followed:
- Must be at home by 6 p.m.
- No Halloween decorations.
- Porch lights must be off.
- No distributing Halloween candy.
Sex offenders may not attend Halloween functions (Hallelujah Night, Harvest Festivals, etc.).
TDOC officers will canvas areas and visit more than 3,800 offenders to ensure compliance.