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Media Guidelines For TPFW

Monday, January 07, 2019 | 11:13am

·         Media wishing to be in the Tennessee Prison for Women (TPFW) parking lot can do so beginning at 11:30 a.m. until 6:15 p.m.

·         News media will be allowed in the following specific location:

o   News vehicles can park in the parking lot and can shoot toward the building for a live back drop.

·         The roadways on or adjacent to state property will be kept clear of people and vehicles.  There will be no taping or broadcasts from other TDOC sites in the area.

·         Media must check in on site with Faith Seifuddin.  Faith can be reached at 629-395-0360.

·         All media must present appropriate credentials and a photo ID to be admitted to be allowed to stay on property.

·         Media representatives will be restricted to the designated media area while in the TPFW parking lot.  Individuals are not to cross any open areas beyond the parking lot.

·         Members of the media may leave and return to the TPFW parking lot between 11:30 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. as needed; however we ask that such trips are kept to an absolute minimum.

·         All media must leave the premises no later than 6:15 p.m. on Monday, January 7, 2019.  No live-shots will be permitted on property after this time.

·         Media may not interview any staff of the department regarding clemency.

·         Only the TDOC Director of Communications and/or designee can answer questions.  No media calls to the prison will be answered.

·         Media are not to interview any witnesses on the premises regarding clemency.

·         Violations of these guidelines may result in the revocation of privileges.

·         Finally, please note that smoking is not allowed on any TDOC prison property.  Violating this rule will result in you being asked to leave the premises.

Note:  These guidelines are subject to modification in response to changing circumstances.