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TN DOC - Lois M. DeBerry Special Needs Facility (DSNF)

State Prison

Last Updated: May 17, 2021
7575 Cockrill Bend Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209-1057

TN DOC - DSNF is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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TN DOC - Lois M. DeBerry Special Needs Facility (DSNF) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 615-350-2700

The inmates housed at TN DOC - DSNF located at 7575 Cockrill Bend Blvd in Nashville, TN are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

DSNF is considered a maximum security facility that houses up to 854 adult male inmates who need some form of medical care. Most inmates are housed at this facility only while being treated for a medical condition, because of this the Special Needs Facility processes in and out about 250 inmates each month. This facility houses a wide range of inmates from those with acute medical conditions or mental health issues to inmates who have a terminal illness and require palliative care, or who have a serious illness or are recovering from surgery. DeBerry Special Needs Facility also cares for mentally challenged inmates.

TN DOC - Lois M. DeBerry Special Needs Facility (DSNF) - FAQ

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The Lois M. DeBerry Special Needs Facility (DSNF) provides a number of services for the Department to offenders with multiple and complex medial problems, including acute and convalescent health care, intensive mental health intervention, three skilled nursing units in the Health Center to provide care for offenders recovering from surgery or serious illness, housing for offenders whose treatment regimen is not manageable at other TDOC facilities, inmates with long-term medical needs, and a community hospital to provide inpatient and outpatient care for the offender population in a designated secure area.
Other hospitals are also utilized for specialized care not available in the contract hospital. Specialty clinics, short-stay surgeries, individual treatment and diagnostic services, not available in other facilities, are provided to the offenders from all facilities through the utilization of DeBerry Special Needs Facility's Transportation Team, Transient Unit, Health Center, and contract staff at DSNF.
Mental health units are provided for offenders with acute mental health needs. The Mental Health Program is designed to stabilize the offender and move him through a process where the offender takes more responsibility for his behavior and mental health. In addition, there are units for the mentally challenged and a sheltered workshop program available to offenders in this unit.
An Assisted Living Unit is located at this facility for TDOC offenders who are aged or infirm and unable to care for themselves within a traditional prison population.
DSNF has a turnover of 250 beds per month and the majority of these offenders have significant needs. It is the mission of the DeBerry Special Needs Facility to provide acute, sub-acute, long-term acute, chronic and palliative health care that is high quality, safe, integrative, efficient, cost-effective and ethical, in a safe and secure environment.

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Covid Visitation Information

Visitation is currently SUSPENDED at all Tennessee Prisons across the state.

Out of an abundance of caution and to protect what we consider a vulnerable population, the TDOC made the decision to suspend visitation until further notice. This decision is being re-evaluated daily and based on current updates of the COVID-19 impact in Tennessee.

Out of an abundance of caution and to protect what we consider a vulnerable population, the TDOC made the decision to suspend visitation until further notice. This decision is being re-evaluated daily and based on current updates of the COVID-19 impact in Tennessee.

Visitation Information

TN DOC - Lois M. DeBerry Special Needs Facility (DSNF) - Visitation

Contact Days/Hours: Tuesday through Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Approval of Visitors
Every visitor, regardless of age, shall have an approved visitation application on file. All visitors who are currently on approved lists but do not have visitor applications on file, shall submit an updated application every two years.

Children age 6 and older shall have a photograph (not a photocopy) attached to their visitor application. These photographs will be updated every 2 years. Updated photographs may be requested more frequently if there have been significant changes in the child’s appearance. Additional documentation may be requested to verify proof of relationship to the inmate (i.e., copy of birth certificates or proof of guardianship).

Visitors under 18 years of age (“unless married to the inmate being visited – note: proof of marriage must be provided”) may visit, provided they are accompanied by their parent, legal guardian, or guardian who is also on the inmate’s approved visiting list. Identification is not required for children under the age of 16 years; however, a CR-2152, with a recent picture must be on file. The custodial parent or legal guardian must provide a completed and notarized Parental Consent/Release for Minor’s Visitation form (CR-2152, page 2), which designates permission for the assigned visitors (as guardians) to accompany the child to visit and consent for the child to be searched.

All persons requesting to be added to an inmate’s approved visiting list must submit a visitor’s application form (CR-2152) with a recent, clear color photograph attached. A new application must be submitted any time your personal information changes, (i.e., name change, address change, telephone number change, and picture) at DSNF, this application must be mailed directly to the Warden’s designee who is the Visitation Supervisor. All applications submitted may be subject to an NCIC background check.

All sections of the CR-2152 shall be completed. If any falsification of the CR- 2152 occurs by a visitor applicant, the visitor applicant shall not be allowed to resubmit a visitor application for a minimum of six (6) months.

The inmate’s approved visitor’s list form (CR-2153) can contain all immediate family members plus eight (8) additional non-immediate adult family members.

Approval of applicants is based on TDOC Policy 507.01, Visitation, and shall be the responsibility of the Warden/designee and only the Warden can disapprove an application. The inmate can appeal the decision via the grievance procedure.

Special visit(s) may be approved by the Warden/designee. A special visit is to be requested during the scheduled visitation period of the inmate requesting the visit.

Any exceptions must be justified. Special visit requests are to be submitted to the Visitation Supervisor at least seven (7) days prior to the requested date. The special visit granted is a one-time approval. If the applicant is already on the visitation list but is not active, the Special Visit will be denied.

Types of special visits, which may be approved, are the following:

Visitors who have traveled 200 miles or more and do not visit frequently.
Children, as part of a special program to promote family bonding.

Inmates who are in the Health Center/Transient Unit and outside hospital shall not routinely be allowed visits during the first fourteen (14) days of confinement (attorneys and clergy are exempt). If an offender is released for a court appointment, their (14) day period restarts upon arriving back to the facility.

Outside hospital visitation (Vanderbilt, Centennial Medical Center, Skyline, St. Thomas, St. Thomas Mid-Town, or Summit) shall be restricted to two visits per week unless the inmate is critical. Visits are limited to a maximum of one-half hour per day, per approved visit, per established hospital visitation hours, and/or further restrictions by the attending physician. Visits must be approved by Warden/designee.

Hospital visiting rules as well as TDOC rules are to be obeyed.
No gifts, food, or packages shall be allowed for inmate patients.
Visits shall be subject to termination and/or suspension under the same criteria as institutional visits.
Only immediate family may visit while the inmate is in critical care unit (Limited to two (2) visitors at a time).
Prospective employers, sponsors or parole advisors, or therapists (recognized mental health professionals)
Persons significant to the inmate for purposes of crisis intervention.
Official visitors and/or attorneys.

When a visitor is removed from a non-immediate family inmate’s visiting list, there shall be a one year waiting period before that visitor may be placed on another non-immediate family inmate’s visiting list.

After inmates are released from TDOC custody or released to probation/parole, their currently approved visitors will be required to wait one year before being considered for placement on another inmate’s visiting list, unless the inmate(s) is an immediate family member.

Security Issues
Any person legally authorized to possess a firearm may transport and safely store a firearm or ammunition in a locked motor vehicle or locked container securely attached to the vehicle while on or utilizing the designated facility parking area. The firearm/ammunition shall be kept from ordinary observation.

The introduction of contraband or failure to secure your authorized firearm(s) / ammunition could cause your visiting privileges to be suspended. The introduction of contraband into a facility by any individual will result in criminal prosecution.

Signs are posted at the entrance of the institution advising all visitors of these restrictions. Vehicle searches are conducted on a regular schedule (and K-9 dogs may be utilized) to control the flow of contraband entering the institution.

All visitors shall be searched. Any visitor refusing to submit to a search will be denied admittance and may be permanently restricted from visiting at any TDOC institution. If contraband is found in the possession of a visitor, the contraband shall be confiscated and the visitor may be detained for law enforcement officials.

Visitors are prohibited from the possession, use, selling, trading, or bartering of tobacco products or tobacco substitutes on state property. All tobacco products, tobacco-related products, and tobacco substitutes are contraband and as such, are not allowed on state property or in the institution and shall be locked in the visitor’s personal vehicle. Visitors shall have their tobacco products securely locked within their personal vehicles and out of view within the personal vehicles while parked on state property. Any visitor visually observed smoking on facility grounds shall be denied entrance with possible visitation suspension.

Visitors shall not enter any areas of the institution except for approved visitation areas, and utilize approved routes to and from those areas.

Upon a visitor’s arrival at DSNF, the correctional officer at the Pedestrian Checkpoint shall ensure that the visitor is on the approved visitor’s list, registers, and signs his/her name, and the name of the inmate who is being visited. Each visitor must provide bona fide picture identification obtained from an approved state, federal agency on each visit.

All visitors shall have their left forehand stamped with invisible ink upon entering the institution and shall have their hand checked prior to leaving the designated area. Hands will again be checked prior to visitors departing the Checkpoint area. Visitors entering Building 7 and Health Center are required to wear a yellow “Inmate Visitor” Identification Badge.

Any visitor who enters state property in personal vehicles shall be required to raise the windows, lock the vehicle, and remove the keys prior to leaving the vehicle.

It is illegal to possess alcoholic beverages, weapons of any type (i.e., knives, etc.), drugs, and any type of medication that cannot be readily identified, additionally; any visitor who is found to have drugs while on state property may be permanently prohibited from visiting at any TDOC facility.

A visitor shall not be allowed to bring any item in his/her hands or pockets into the institution except the following:

In order for visitors to make purchases from vending machines located in the visiting areas, a DEBIT CARD must be purchased from the machines located in Building 1.
Baby Items (2 diapers, baby wipes in clear plastic container, 1 clear plastic baby feeding bottle, powder baby formula or approved baby food in clear plastic bag, not to exceed amount for 2 feedings).
Identification: Driver’s license or I.D. Card with a picture, that was issued through a state approved agency.
One (1) Car Key on a small O-ring (remote control door openers to vehicles shall not be allowed unless it is part of the key).
All other items in the possession of a visitor must be returned to the visitor’s vehicle.
Electronic Communication Devices): Electronic Communication Devices are prohibited
Prosthesis, artificial limbs (plastic or other substances), and cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators shall be allowed and the visitor may be required to present a doctor’s note.
Watch (1)
Wedding ring(s) and other ring (1)
One (1) pair of stud earring(s) only.

Except for privileged official visitors, visitors shall not be permitted to deliver packages, visitation applications, correspondence, or printed material. These items must be mailed (TDOC Policy 507.02, Inmate Mail). Visitors may pick up packages from inmates on the first Saturday and third Sunday of each month. The inmate will bring the package to the Intake/Property Office prior to the pick- up date and the Visitation Officer will transport the package to Checkpoint on the pick-up date for the inmate’s visitor.

Any item, property, or merchandise left with an inmate by a visitor shall be grounds for suspension of visitation privileges.

Inmates may be strip-searched at random prior to entering a visitation area, but shall be strip-searched immediately at the conclusion of any visiting period to detect any contraband.

In all instances where inmates test positive for illegal drugs or found guilty of tobacco possession or use, in addition to appropriate disciplinary actions, the Warden shall modify the inmate’s visits according to the following:

First Offense - Visits shall be suspended for six (6) months.
Subsequent Offenses - Visits shall be suspended for additional six (6) month periods.
Attorney and minister visits are not affected by this section.

Individuals that have been denied visitation must immediately leave state property.

All visitors must pass through and clear the metal detector and pass and clear a cellular telephone detector test prior to visiting. Failure to do so will result in denial of visitation for that day.

Local Visiting Rules
Each inmate may receive only four (4) visitors at one time. Children up to the age of 12 years will be not be counted if prior approval was given by the Visitation Supervisor. Inmates should report to the Visitation Gallery in a timely manner.

Visitors may stay for the duration of posted visiting times unless the area(s) become(s) too crowded. At this time, the first visitors to arrive may be asked to leave in order for everyone to have an opportunity to visit provided that it has lasted at least two hours.


Inmates must wear blue TDOC clothing that is clean and in good condition. Clothing shall fit in an appropriate manner (i.e., pants shall be worn above the buttocks and belted (with a black, brown, or blue belt). The Visitation Supervisor will reject clothing appearing to be too large or too small for the wearer, which creates obvious gaps or exposure. Only plain white T-shirts may be worn under the blue TDOC shirt. During summer months, inmates visiting on the picnic area may not remove the blue TDOC shirt. The blue shirt must be worn when entering and exiting the Visiting Gallery. Additionally, the wearing of sunglasses and any long sleeved clothing (i.e., long johns) are prohibited to wear during visitation unless medically ordered Hats, scarves, bandanas, stocking caps and any other non-religious head garments will not be permitted during

visitation. All shirts must be worn tucked in during visits. The inmate TDOC jacket is prohibited to be worn and brought into the visiting galleries. Inmates will check their jackets in with the search area Visitation Officer.

Inmates may wear the following: jewelry will be limited to two (2) rings, one (1) necklace, one (1) watch, and one (1) religious medallion. Inmates are required to declare any jewelry in their immediate possession prior to entering the Visitation Gallery. Upon exiting the Visitation Gallery, the property shall be reconciled.

Inmates will arrive properly groomed and maintain proper hygiene. The Visitation Supervisor will reject those inmates who are not presentable and/or have not maintained proper hygiene.

Dress Requirements for Visitors:

Clothing should fit in an appropriate manner, i.e., (pants shall be worn above the buttocks). Clothing appearing to be too large or too small/tight (body clinging/revealing) for the wearer, which creates obvious gaps or exposure, or would present a hazard to the wearer will be rejected by the Shift Commander.

Visitors are not allowed to wear cut, frayed, or patched jeans, tank tops or other sleeveless shirts. Shirts or sweaters and pants or loose fitting knee length shorts (no more than three (3) inches above the knee) are acceptable. (All sleeves must be at least covering underarm area.

Visitors must wear undergarments. (Examples of undergarments deemed inappropriate are thongs and water brassieres). Open toed shoes and sandals (with ankle strap) are permitted. . Shorts or skirts are permitted provided the leg is covered to within three (3) inches above the knee in a standing position with the garment worn in the position in which it is intended to be worn. The following types of clothing are specifically prohibited throughout the year: Steel-toed shoes, shower shoes, flip-flops, skinny jeans, sports attire (this is due to some sports attire being STG affiliated), garments manufactured from spandex or spandex-type fabrics; any clothing that is transparent or translucent in nature; sleeveless shirts and blouses; dresses or clothing exposing a bare chest, midriff or back; cut-off jeans, leggings (any age/type), tank tops, camouflage attire; bandannas, worn or tattered clothing with holes; clothing with logos that contain pictures, slogans, or vulgarity, or contain signs or symbols of security threat groups (STG), or any clothing determined by the Visitation Supervisor to be associated with any STG; the association may be made by color combination, designs, or logos affixed to the clothing, or the manner in which the clothing is worn.

Wrap-around dresses/skirts, splits in dresses or skirts that extend three inches above the knee, or slits which cause the entire dress or skirt to be three inches above the knee, will not be permitted. Due to the high volume of Nursing Staff at this facility, no nursing uniforms or scrub tops/bottoms of any color are allowed.

Shoes are mandatory for everyone. Soft-soled house shoes are not permitted. All heels worn by visitors will be under three (3) inches and either a wedge or thick heel (no stilettos).

Visitors may not wear excessive clothing such as two pairs of pants or an extra shirt under their top layer of clothing.

Warmer clothing (i.e., layered, toboggan, scarves, and gloves), are acceptable in winter months. However, if the Shift Commander feels the clothing is excessive, for example, more than one pair of pants, you will have to adjust, or you will be denied entrance to the institution.

Clothing shall not contain offensive pictures/logos, language or promote drugs, alcohol, or violence, etc. Sleeveless tops are not allowed (even under jackets/sweaters). Camouflage clothing of any kind is not allowed.

Visitor’s jewelry should be limited to two rings (wedding set counts a one ring), one (1) watch, and one (1) pair of stud earrings. No bracelets, unless the bracelet is a medical alert bracelet.

Only ball caps and toboggans/knit caps are acceptable forms of headgear. No Headbands, du-rags, large wide brim hats, are allowed. Approved headgear (hats) will be worn in the intended manner or the visitor will be asked to remove the hat.

Full body jumpsuits and overalls are not allowed.
Visitors are not permitted to wear TDOC clothing.
The wearing of sunglasses is not permitted (unless medically ordered).

Visitors and inmates are expected to conduct themselves in such a manner that their behavior is not offensive to other visitors, inmates, or employees. Visits may be interrupted or denied for the following:

Inflammatory comments;
Cursing or threatening other inmates, visitors, or employees;
Pushing or harassing others or horseplay;
Attempting to bring in items, which are not permitted;

Engaging in publicly unacceptable physical contact, such as necking, excessive kissing, petting, or fondling.
Failure to control children. No running. No jumping. Children should not be on tabletops and they must be sitting properly in their chairs. All children will be escorted by their approved escort/guardian (the visitor that brought them in) when going to the vending machines, etc. Inmates shall not be allowed to escort children without the approved guardian present. No child is allowed to be with other visitors without their guardian. Guardians must stay with their children at all times and children twelve
(12) years and under must be accompanied by a guardian when going to the restroom and may not be left unattended;
Violation of visiting rules;
Creating a disturbance/causing a commotion.
No swearing, spanking, hitting, threatening, or use of a foreign language or other words unfamiliar to visitation security staff;

It is acceptable to:

Hold hands, however, (hands must stay above the table and in clear view) of correctional officer.
Kiss when entering and when leaving only.

It is unacceptable to:

Interlock or intertwine any part of the anatomy with the exception of hand to hand or arm to arm.
Place hands inside clothing.
Remove clothing including shoes (this includes children).
Lean on or place foot on fencing or furniture.
Place arms around visitor waist or (vice versa).
Place head on visitor’s chest or (vice versa).
Place hand under the table (inmates).
Standing for a prolonged period of time or being in a crouched position.
Visit other visitor(s) for a prolonged amount of time.
Place hands in each other’s hair or braiding each other’s hair.
No sleeping.
No sharing food with other inmates or visitors.

Inmates shall not be allowed to bring bibles to the visitation area.
Bibles are available from the Visitation Officers.

Wallets, letters, cards, or any items that have not received prior approval by the Warden/designee will not be allowed.

Visitors shall not be allowed to bring food, or drinks, to the visitation area, other than those purchased in the vending machines. Visitors may take unopened

vending machine food/drinks when departing. Opened food/drink will be consumed in the visiting area, and will not be permitted to be taken out by any visitors. Non-contact visits of any type may not receive any food items per DSNF Policy 507.01.1-1, Non-Contact Visitation.

Outside Visitation shall be allowed only for inmates in Units 3, 4, 5B and 15. The procedure for outside visitation shall be as follows:

The outside visitation area shall be the designated enclosed area outside of and adjacent to Building 2. (Open April 1 through October 31).

When utilizing the tables, the visitor/inmate must sit facing the same direction unless sitting on opposite sides of the table. Sitting in the lap/crotch area is prohibited.

Outside visitation shall be canceled in the event of inclement weather. Temperature shall be at least 41 degrees to remain open. Should the outside visitation be closed due to rain, it will remain closed until the rain has stopped for at least thirty (30) minutes.

If overcrowding occurs, visitors and inmates may be asked to share tables to ensure everyone gets an opportunity to visit.

Visitors and inmates will not be permitted to sit on top of tables, lie on the ground, lie on tables, or straddle benches.

Inmates/visitors that have signed the CR-3619, “Contact with Minors Agreement,” may go outside provided that they ask permission from the Visitation Officer. If security staff is unavailable to be present outside, and there are minors present outside or in the inmate’s group, the inmate/visitor will not be permitted on the outside visiting area until security staff is available. The “Contact with Minors Agreement” requires those inmates/visitors to be in direct supervision of security staff at all times when minors (under 18 years of age) are present.

Restrooms are located adjacent to Visiting Gallery One (VG1), and at no time will the inmates access the visitor’s restroom and vice versa.

Inside Visitation procedures shall be as follows:

NOTE: Table rules for inside Visitation are the same as for the Outside.

Inmates and visitors are responsible for the cleanliness of the area in which they sit. Violation shall result in disciplinary action.
Furniture repositioning is not permitted.
Standing for long periods of time is not permitted.

A parent or guardian must accompany minor children to the restroom area.
Adults, babies, and children are not permitted to lay or sit on tables or lay or sit on the floor.
Visitors and offenders must be sitting in the same direction and not toward each other or back to front.

The children’s playroom shall be for children only. Guardians must supervise their children in this area but may not sit in this area to visit.

Visiting Schedules
The implementation of the weekday evening (Monday) visitation shall not be construed as allowing a visitor to visit both the regularly scheduled weekend/holiday schedule and the special weekday visitation. The weekday evening (Monday) is reserved for those visitors who are unable to visit on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays.

Visitation shall occur in the Visitation Gallery Building 2 for Buildings, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7B, 15, and (Transient Unit after fourteen (14) days on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, and Holidays.

All inmates housed in Buildings 9, 10, and the remaining units in building 7, who are unable to come to the Visiting Gallery, will visit on the unit according to the individual unit schedule. Building 7 visit will be subject to Non-Contact visits.

On regular visiting days, visitors will not be allowed on the grounds until thirty (30) minutes prior to the start of visitation. Visitors may enter the visitation area ten (10) minutes prior to the beginning of the scheduled visitation period. No visitor shall be admitted during the last thirty (30) minutes of a visiting period.

Processing of visitors will cutoff promptly at 10:15 a.m. (visitors must have signed the book, have pass in hand, and waiting prior to the 10:15 cutoff) due to the facility’s counting procedures and will resume when the count clears (approximately 11:45 a.m.). Visitors not attending the Health Center during the 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. window must be signed in and processed prior to 1:15 p.m. as not to interfere with the process of the Health Center visitors. Additionally, there will be no admittance into or exiting the visiting areas during shift change.

List of Holidays – Approved Visiting Days

New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
President’s Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

**The Commissioner may at his discretion, add additional days to Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Outside Hospital-Visiting Procedures

Outside Hospital (OH) visitation shall be governed by TDOC Policy 507.01, Visitation.
Inmates who are patients in community hospitals shall not be allowed visits, unless:

The hospitalization exceeds two weeks (14 days) continuous duration, or
b.The inmate is in critical condition or terminally ill.
The Warden/Designee approves the visit.
In accordance with hospital policy, children may be allowed to visit if accompanied by an adult who has been approved by the facility and it is in accordance with hospital policy.
Visitation shall be restricted to 2 visits per week unless the inmate is critical and a maximum of one-half hour per day per approved visitor during established hospital visitation hours, unless further restricted by the attending physician.

Hospital visiting rules supersede any TDOC rules. Both Hospital and Department rules are to be followed.
No gifts, food, or packages shall be allowed for inmates patients.
Visits shall be subject to termination and/or suspension under the same criteria as with institutional visits.
The officer in charge will maintain a log of each visitor, along with arrival and departure time.

Hours for Nashville General Hospital 7th floor
Monday – Friday
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday, Holidays
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Nashville General Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) visiting hours

Monday – Friday
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

This includes Saturday, Sunday and Holidays.

Buildings 3, 4, 5, 6, 7B, 15, and (Transient Unit after fourteen (14) days)
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Buildings 7A 7C, 7D, 7F
5:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

On Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, visitors will select a block of hours to visit. In order to take full advantage of the selected block of time, visitors should arrive prior to the beginning of the selected block of time in order to be registered and escorted to Buildings 7A, 7C, 7D, 7F, 9, and 10.

Building 8 (Transient Unit)
This unit will visit in VG2 or Health Center (depending on restrictions).
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Buildings 9, 10 (Health Center)
Monday –
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sundays, Holidays
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Bedside visitation will be daily from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. or 3:45 p.m. until 4:45
and Saturday and Sunday 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. or 3:45 until 4:45 p.m. if approved by the Warden, Associate Wardens, and Deputy Director of Health Services.

Protective Custody (Non-Contact*) Pending Disciplinary Board and/or Protective Custody
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Note: All Pending Disciplinary Board and Protected Custody related offenders will receive a Non-Contact visit.

Punitive and Administrative Segregation (Max Custody):
For one (1) hour duration with immediate family only (once a week).

5:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m
Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

One (1) visit per week based on the aforementioned schedule. Inmate families shall be allowed a non-contact visit with up to four (4) persons. No contact visits.

Inmates assigned to Buildings 5 and 6 will visit in the visitation non-contact area in Building 2.
Inmates assigned to Buildings 8, 9, and 10 will visit in the Health Center non-contact area in Building 9.
Inmates assigned to Building 7 will visit in the non-contact areas of Building 7.
Visitation must occur during the scheduled hours of the designated visiting areas unless approved via special visit request(s).
Inmates assigned to Building 15 will visit in the Non-Contact area in Building 2.

Inmates are prohibited from receiving vending machine food during all non-contact visits.

Definitions TDOC 507.01, Visitation)
a. Child: Anyone under the age of eighteen (18) years, “unless married to the
inmate being visited.”

b. Contraband: Any item that is not permitted by law or is expressly prohibited by Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) or institutional policy.

c. Guardian: A person authorized by a child’s custodial parent or legal guardian to be responsible for a child while visiting a correctional institution. This authorization shall be evidenced by a notarized statement from the custodial parent or legal guardian submitted to the institution for file.

d. Immediate Family: Mother, Father, Husband, Wife, Children, Grandchildren, brother, sister, grandmother, grandfather, Half-siblings, son-in law, daughter-in- law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, mother-in-law, father-in-law. Stepparents may be considered within this definition. Stepchildren may also be considered immediate family of the offender and his/her spouse were married prior to the current incarceration and the spouse’s children were minors who resided in the home, shared by the inmate and spouse, on a regular basis at the time of incarceration.

e. Legal Guardian: A person appointed by the court to provide partial or full supervision, protection, and assistance of the person of a minor, as evidenced by a certified copy of a court order (may be asked for copy for proof of relationship or proof of guardianship).

f. Official Visitor: Employees of the TDOC, other governmental agencies, or private sector who conducting business at the institution.

g. Visitor: Person who has completed application/approval process for permission to visit and offender.

h. Prostheses: Any artificial limbs, cardiac pacemakers or defibrillators, or any other related artificial devices intended to replace or augment a missing or impaired part of the body.

i. Transient Inmates: Inmates who are temporarily (not exceeding 60 days) in the in-house count of a receiving institution and in the assigned count of a sending institution.

j. Valid Identification (ID): Any original method of identification with photograph issued by a local, state, or federal agency by which to identify a particular individual.

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