Media Requests

The Communications Division supports the Department's mission by providing effective communication to the agency's internal and external stakeholders.  Please feel free to contact the Communications staff listed below with request for information.

For public records requests, please complete sections 1 thru 4 of the Inspection/Duplication Of Records Request form.  Submit the form to

Dorinda Carter


Communications Director

Dorinda Carter

Office:  (615) 253-8144

Justin Brown, Deputy Communications Director


Deputy Communications Director

Justin Brown

Sarah Gallagher, Middle Tennessee PIO


Middle Tennessee PIO

Sarah Gallagher

Photo of East Tennessee Public Information Officer Kayla Hackney


East Tennessee

Kayla Hackney

West TN PIO Bradley Canada


West Tennessee PIO

Bradley Canada

If your inquiry pertains to multiple regions, feel free to send an email to

Tennessee State Penitentiary

The Tennessee State Penitentiary is closed to the public.  Access to the building is prohibited.  Request for film projects should be directed to the Tennessee Film Commission.