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Prison Internal Investigations

RDA Number
Effective Date
Record Series Abstract
This records series includes paper documents related to investigations of offenders. Records include, but not limited to: investigation notes, documentation, audio/video recordings, and transcripts.
Record Series Active
Cut Off at End of
If Other, Explain
Closure of investigation
Total Retention Years
Total Retention Months
Retention End Action
Disposition Notes
Once case is resolved, records will be maintained in Agency for ten years in paper format. After ten years, records will destroyed by State approved methods for confidential records.
Record Location
Various correctional facilities or administrative offices throughout the state
File Arrangement
alpha numeric
Media Format Generated
Date Range
2000 to current
Allotment Code
Annual Accumulation
15 cubic feet, 30 MB
Current Volume
98 cubic feet, 200 MB
Record Value
Audit Requirements
Information Shared Outside the State
Essential Record
Confidential Legal Citation
T.C.A. 10-7-504(8)
Does this Record Series Contain Sensitive Information?
Agency Retention
10 years
Records Center Retention Period
System Name
Agency Share Drive
Hardware Description
SQL Server
Software Description
Audio recordings and video
System Location
Data Center South
Backup Procedures
a job is run nightly that creates a backup of the individual database. Backups are kept on the Server. STS backs up the server on nightly bases which includes the current backup for each database.
Disaster Recovery
Backup data will be used to restore application information to server.
Data Migration Description
The records within the database will be migrated to another electronic application when it is determined the existing system no longer meets the requirements of the Tennessee Department of Correction and another electronic application is developed or purchased. At that time, TDOC IT staff will coordinate with the vendor/software supplier to map data exchanges between the current application and the new application. Data conversion will be required in order to format the current data values into the format required by a replacement software system. Preserving the data integrity is the highest priority when migrating the information from one application to another, to ensure the value of the data is not lost in the process.
Records Management Division (RMD)
No recommended changes.
Tennessee State Library and Archives
No recommended changes.
Comptroller Audit Review
We have reviewed RDA 11197 from an audit standpoint. We concur with the recommended retention and disposition specifications.
RMD Director
RDA 11197 is a request to create an RDA. The retention period will be ten years and destroy. The format will be paper/electronic. Recommend approval of request to create RDA 11197.
Public Records Commission
PRC approves RDA 11197.