• As used in this part:
    • (1) “Chief supervision officer” means the correctional administrator for each region of the state or any other person designated by the commissioner;

    • Terms Used In Tennessee Code 40-28-301

      • Board: means the board of parole. See Tennessee Code 40-28-102
      • Commissioner: means the commissioner of correction. See Tennessee Code 40-28-102
      • Community supervision: means :

        • (i) The placement of a defendant on probation by a court for a specified period during which the sentence is suspended in whole or in part. See Tennessee Code 40-28-301

        • Court: means a court of record having original criminal jurisdiction. See Tennessee Code 40-28-301
        • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
        • Department: means the department of correction. See Tennessee Code 40-28-102
        • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
        • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
        • Parole: means the release of a prisoner to the community by the board prior to the expiration of the prisoner's term subject to conditions imposed by the board and to supervision by the department, or when a court or other authority has issued a warrant against the prisoner and the board, in its discretion, has released the prisoner to answer the warrant of the court or authority. See Tennessee Code 40-28-102
        • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
        • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in a perceivable form. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
        • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105

      (2)

      • (A) “Community supervision” means:

        • (i) The placement of a defendant on probation by a court for a specified period during which the sentence is suspended in whole or in part; or

        • (ii) The placement by the board of parole of an individual on parole after release from prison or jail, with conditions imposed by the board for a specified period; and

      • (B) “Community supervision” does not mean community supervision for life imposed pursuant to § 39-13-524;

    • (3) “Court” means a court of record having original criminal jurisdiction;

    • (4) “Graduated sanction” means any of a wide range of non-prison offender accountability measures and programs, including, but not limited to, electronic supervision tools; drug and alcohol testing or monitoring; day or evening reporting centers; rehabilitative interventions such as substance abuse or mental health treatment; reporting requirements to probation and parole officers; community service or work crews; and residential treatment facilities;

    • (5) “Positive reinforcement” means any of a wide range of rewards and incentives, including, but not limited to, awarding certificates of achievement, reducing reporting requirements, removing supervision conditions such as home detention or curfew, or asking the offender to be a mentor to others;

    • (6) “Probation and parole officer” means a person appointed or employed by the department to supervise individuals placed on community supervision; and

    • (7) “Supervised individual” means an individual placed on probation by a court or serving a period of parole or post-release supervision from prison or jail for a felony offense.