MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Correction says it will resume visitations for visitors 18 and older at all facilities starting Saturday, April 10.
TDOC says in order to maintain social distancing, all visitors will be required to schedule an appointment. Visitors will also be required to wear masks while inside the facility.
Visitors will have their temperatures checked and will have to answer a series of COVID-19 screening questions before entering the facility.
Inmates will be required to wear masks during the visits and will have their temperatures checked before they enter the visitation gallery. TDOC says hand sanitizing stations will be available.
TDOC says it based the decision to resume visitation on community data from the Tennessee Department of Health, as well as vaccine administration at each facility.
“The Tennessee Department of Correction is committed to protecting the safety and well-being of our staff, inmates, visitors and volunteers,” Commissioner Tony Parker said in a statement released Friday evening. “We understand the importance of maintaining contact with family members and we have worked to ensure the lines of communication between inmates and their loved ones remained opened during the pandemic.”
TDOC says visitors will have to contact the facility directly to schedule an appointment. A list of facilities and contact information is included below.
- Bledsoe County Correctional Complex
Call: 423.881.6148/423.881.6463 (Monday through Friday from 8:00am-4:00pm CST)
- DeBerry Special Needs Facility
Call: 615.350.3843 (Monday 8:00am-3:00pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 8:00am-7:00pm, Thursday-8:00am-3:00pm)
- Debra K. Johnson Rehabilitation Center
Call: 615.741.4773 (Monday through Wednesday from 10:00am-6:00pm)
- Hardeman County Correctional Facility
Call: 731.254.6005 (Monday through Thursday 8:00am-10:00am and 1:00pm-3:00pm)
Call: 731.254.6850 (On Thursday from 4:00pm-7:00pm)
- Mark Luttrell Transition Center
Call 901.581.8173 (Monday through Wednesday 8:00am-7:00pm)
- Morgan County Correctional Complex
Call: 423.346.1390 (Monday through Thursday from 7:00am-3:00pm)
- Northeast Correctional Complex
Call: 423.727.3391 (Thursday-Sunday 7:00am-5:00pm)
- Northwest Correctional Complex
Call: 731.253.5116/731.253.5277 or 731-253-5130.
(Monday through Wednesday from 8:30am-3:30pm)
- Riverbend Maximum Security Institution
Call: 615.350.3570 (Monday through Friday from 8:00am-3:00pm)
- South Central Correctional Facility
Call: 931.676.5346 ext.72205/931.213.2152(text) (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00am-3:00pm and Wednesday from 8:00am-7:00pm)
- Trousdale Turner Correctional Center
Call: 615.808.0407 (Monday-Thursday from 8:00am-10:00am, 1:00pm-4:00pm)
- Turney Center Industrial Complex
Call: 931.729.7963 (Monday through Thursday from 8:00am-4:00pm)
Site 2: 931.676.2973 (Monday through Thursday from 8:30am-3:30pm)
- West Tennessee State Penitentiary
Call: 731.738.1594 (Monday through Wednesday from 8:00am-6:00pm)
- Whiteville Correctional Facility
Call: 731.254.9200 ext. 40783 or ext. 40805 (Monday through Thursday 11:00am-6:00pm)
- Women’s Therapeutic Residential Center
Call 731.738.1594 (Monday through Wednesday from 8:00am-4:00pm)