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Public Requests


Obtaining Archived Records

The Department of Correction frequently receives requests for historical records on inmates.

Requests should be submitted in writing by fax or mail to:

Tennessee Department of Correction
Operational Support Services
4th Floor, Rachel Jackson Building
Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0465

FAX (615) 532-1497

You will need to include the following information with your request:

  1. Your Contact Information - name, mailing address, phone number and an email address, if available.
  2. Person You Are Requesting Information On - full name, date of birth, TOMIS #, etc. (list any information available that will help us to make a positive ID.)
  3. Detailed Description of Information Seeking From The Record.

If an archive search is required, there will be a charge of 15 cents per page. Do not send a payment with your original request. You will be contacted with a cost estimate when the search is complete.

The information will be mailed to the address provided when payment is received.


Sentence Information

To obtain information about an offender's sentence, send a written request to the address below. In order to help expedite your request, include information that tells us what you are needing, such as release eligibility date, credits earned, etc.

Quite often, we have several inmates with the same name. Provide us with the offenders full name, date of birth, social security number and inmate number, if known.

Written requests should be mailed to:

Tennessee Department of Correction
Sentence Information Services
2nd Floor, Rachel Jackson Building
Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0465

FAX (615) 532-1195