Tennessee Department of Corrections



Important information for families and friends of Tennessee inmates


The Tennessee Department of Corrections web site has hundreds of pages. But here on one page, I have selected the topics the families and friends are usually looking for.....

Do you need information on prison facilites? Go to the Tennessee Corrections Facilities Page. Click on the link to the prison and you will go to a page that will give you:
  • contact information for the prison
  • inmate mailing address (pay special attention to the zip code they give for inmate mail!)
  • interesting facts about the prison
  • directions to the prison


At the bottom right of each prison page, you will see a box for additional links. Be sure to click two of these:
  • First, the 'Visitation Schedule/Handbook' button will lead you to a page with specific visiting times for that prison and a link to a Visitation Manual. This is a must read for it contains everything you need to know about getting into a prison and visiting an inmate such as rules and regulations and the forms that need to completed before visiting is allowed.
  • Secondly, the 'Facility Location Map' link will give you a general idea of where the prison is at if you are not familiar with the state of Tennessee.

You can access the Department "Policy 507.1 Visitation" and a blank "Visitor Form" at the top of this page. Note they are both pdf files


Are you aware of the rules concerning inmate mail? The DOC is very strict about what can and cannot be sent to an inmate through the mail. The Tennessee Inmates Mail Page will give the 4 steps you need to complete to send mail. Note the blue link at the very top of the page to 'Policy 507.2'. This will give you all the information you need about inmate mail. It is a must read for families and friends.


Did you know you can send a package to an inmate? Go to the Tennessee Inmate Package Web Site to read how to this. The first thing you do is select a facility and click "shop". It will lead you through the process. Items you may purchase (depending on the facility) includes clothing, games, linen and shoes.


If interested, the Tennessee Dept. of Corrections places online many of their policies. They are not exactly easy reading but will discuss the following topics:
  • health care
  • inmate money and property
  • disciplinary actions
  • housing
  • inmate jobs and pay
  • and much more

These can be accessed at the Tennessee Department of Corrections Policy Page.


Are you looking for a Tennessee inmate? Click over to the Tennessee Inmate Search Page and you will be guided to the page to find them.




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