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Roads across Tennessee are covered in snow. Offenders on Community Supervision who are unable to safely get to their scheduled office visits should call their probation/parole officer to reschedule.

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:

Neysa E. Taylor

Neysa Taylor
Office:  (615) 253-8144
Cell: (615) 630-1010

Alison Randgaard

Alison Randgaard (Middle and West Tennessee)
Office:  (615) 253-8151
Cell:  (615) 626-4760


Robert Reburn - Corrections

Robert Reburn (East Tennessee)
Cell:  (615) 920-3361

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, please check our website for dates for our annual 5K Walk/Run.  This is a great opportunity to get those great shots, take on a 5K and help us to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee.