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Effective Tuesday, September 1, 2020, the Probation Parole Office located at 3973 Knight Arnold Road in Memphis is permanently closed. All probationers and parolees previously assigned to report to the Knight Arnold location have been notified the reporting site has changed to the Probation Parole Office at 2584 Overton Crossing Street. If you have questions about reporting, please contact your officer.
TDOC Frequently Asked Questions Regarding COVID-19 - Visitation has been suspended until further notice.
TDOC Inmates COVID-19 Testing

Media Requests

The Communications Division supports the agency's mission by using various media methods to increase communication with all stakeholders so they gain a greater understanding and positive impression of TDOC.  This includes all internal and external stakeholders for the department.

For assistance with the gathering of information that relates to the Tennessee Department of Correction, please feel free to contact the Communications office.   The recommended way to reach us is by email.  We have provided our contact information below:

Faith Seifuddin, Middle Tennessee PIO


Middle Tennessee PIO

Faith Seifuddin

Office:  (615) 253-8151

Cell:  (629) 395-0360 

East Tennessee PIO Robert Reburn


East Tennessee PIO

Robert Reburn

Cell:  (615) 920-3361 

West Tennessee PIO, Tylee Tracer


West Tennessee PIO

Tylee Tracer

Cell:  (629) 215-0284 

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.  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.