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TDOC to resume inmate/family visits, cites improving COVID-19 infection rates


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  For the first time in a year the Tennessee Department of Correction says it will resume family visits with inmates beginning Saturday.

Visitors will be required to wear a mask, undergo a temperature check and answer COVID-19 screening questions. Inmates will have to do the same.

Families are being asked to schedule their visits in advance.

There’s a separate phone number for making that appointment for each prison in the Tennessee system. Those numbers and visitation times are listed below.

To date, 42 Tennessee prison inmates have died due to COVID-19 complications. More than 6500 have tested positive for the virus.

To schedule a visit, contact the facility directly:

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; 731.254.6850 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

Site 1 Call: 931.729.7963 (Monday through Thursday from 8:00am-4:00pm)

Site 2 Call: 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)

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