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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.


Dorinda Carter

 

Communications Director

Dorinda Carter

Dorinda.L.Carter@tn.gov

Office:  (615) 253-8144

Cell:  (629) 204-2377


East Tennessee PIO Robert Reburn

 

East Tennessee PIO

Robert Reburn

Robert.A.Reburn@tn.gov

Cell:  (615) 920-3361 


West Tennessee PIO, Tylee Tracer

 

West Tennessee PIO

Tylee Tracer

Tylee.Tracer@tn.gov

Cell:  (629) 215-0284 


If your inquiry pertains to multiple regions, feel free to send an email to TDOC.Communications@tn.gov



Tennessee State Penitentiary

The Tennessee State Penitentiary is closed to the public.  Due to the conditions of the buildings, we do not allow inside access for tours, photos or paranormal activities.

If you are interested in exterior photos, check our website often and follow us on Facebook for future events.  Public events held at this site are a great opportunity to get those great shots, take on a 5K, and also help us to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee.

At this time, there are no events scheduled.