Saturdays, Sundays, and State recognized holidays: 8 am-3 pm.
All approved visitors that are 16 years of age and older must surrender a valid picture ID upon entering a facility for visiting. The following are recognized picture ID’s: Driver’s license from any state; State identification from any state; Passport; Military ID; Immigration card picture ID; Senior Citizen ID; Honor Citizens ID; High-School I.D.
No visitor shall be admitted for visitation until the application is approved, except for immediate family visitors of newly committed inmates. In such instances, the Warden shall have the names of the inmate’s immediate family members added to the approved visitor’s list, until receipt and approval of the visitation application.
When visiting a TDOC prison, vehicles must be secured in the parking lot. Secured includes all doors locked, and all windows rolled completely up. Animals may not be left in a vehicle with a window cracked. Failure to fully secure your vehicle may result in your visit being denied.
Inmates housed at the diagnostic centers awaiting classification and/or transfer to their assigned institution shall only receive visits from their immediate family members.
If the Warden’s/Superintendent’s designee approves the applicant visitor, the name shall be entered into the offender management system (OMS) conversation (LIML) Visitor. The Warden/Superintendent shall make the final decision when a designated reviewer initially disapproves of an applicant. The inmate shall receive notification within 30 days of receipt of the application as to whether or not his/her visitor is approved.
All immediate family members who apply and eight additional adults may be approved to visit an inmate upon receipt of Visitor Application, CR-2152. All sections of the CR-2152 shall be completed (the use of a PO Box as an address is not allowed). If any falsification of the CR-2152 occurs by a visitor applicant, the visitor applicant shall not be allowed to resubmit a visitor application for a minimum of six months.
Every visitor, regardless of age, shall have an approved visitation application on file. All visitors who are currently on approved lists but do not have visitor applications on file shall submit an updated application within 6 months of the effective date of this policy.
Children age six and older shall have a photograph (not a photocopy) attached to their visitor application. These photographs will be updated at ages 10, 12, 14, 16, and 18. Updated photographs may be requested more frequently if there have been significant changes in the child’s appearance
Children under 18 years of age may visit provided they are accompanied by their parent, legal guardian, or guardian, who is also on the inmate’s approved visiting list. Identification is not required for children under the age of 16 years: however, a copy of the birth certificate and CR-2152 with a recent picture must be on file.
Only immediate family members with active felony conviction records may submit a visitor application for approval six months following release from incarceration or placement on probation/community corrections or parole supervision (written consent of supervising officer/counselor is required).
Visitors may be approved for placement on only one inmate’s visiting list unless there are additional incarcerated immediate family members, and the relationships can be substantiated. In the event that sibling inmates are incarcerated at the same facility, immediate family members may visit those inmates at the same time at the discretion of the Warden/Superintendent.
Additions or substitutions to the approved list shall be made at least quarterly by the same application and approval system cited above. Applications received seeking approval to visit an inmate, who is not yet eligible for a change to his/her list, shall be placed in the inmate’s visitation file with an explanatory note regarding the eligibility date for re-submission. A copy of the explanation note shall be given to the inmate, who then should notify the applicant. Applications shall be updated every two years (24 months).
When a visitor has been removed from a non-immediate family inmate’s list due to a request from the inmate or the visitor, there shall be a one-year waiting period before that visitor may be placed on another non-immediate family inmate’s visiting list.
The visitation schedule shall also include one evening per week to allow visiting privileges for those visitors unable to visit on weekends. This should not be construed as allowing a visitor to visit both on the regularly scheduled weekend/holiday schedule and the evening visitation.
Visits may only be terminated by the shift supervisor upon recommendation by the officer in charge of the visiting area; however, less restrictive measures are encouraged, such as warning the inmate and/or the visitor(s).
A visitor, who is arrested, shall be suspended pending disposition of the case, which may include any conviction, disposition, e.g., incarceration, probation, or parole. Reinstatement of privileges will require the submission of a new application. Visitor(s) who exhibit behaviors and actions, which, in the Warden’s/Superintendent’s opinion, could jeopardize the security of the institution.
Inmates, who are in transient status, shall not be allowed any visitation for two weeks. (Attorneys and clergy are exempt) The Warden/Superintendent may allow special visits at the end of the two weeks but only for immediate family members.
All institution visits (to include persons with disabilities) shall take place in areas designated by the Warden/Superintendent. The area should allow reasonable ease of communication between inmates and their visitors.
Institutions with closed-circuit television, with recording capabilities, shall operate the recorders continuously during visitation hours. All recordings will be retained at least one week. If the recordings reveal criminal activities, disciplinary offenses, or activities resulting in inmate grievances, those recordings will be maintained until the resolution of the disciplinary, criminal proceeding, lawsuit, or grievance.
Make sure you are not bringing prohibited items on the unit. Vehicles and visitors are subject to search by unit staff. Items allowed inside the secured perimeter of a unit: A small wallet, clear plastic bag (Ziploc® type) or change purse; $25 cash (in coins) – Vending machines are available in the visitation areas; Offender visitors with infants or small children may bring no more than three diapers, a supply of baby wipes, and two baby bottles (“sippy” cup for toddlers). These items shall be stored in a clear plastic bag.
Prohibited Items not allowed inside the secured perimeter of a unit: Any food items, purses, diaper bags, briefcases, cameras, baby strollers, toys, dolls, photographs or photograph albums, paper money, knives, drugs, medication (exceptions are granted regarding prescribed medications on a case-by-case basis), tobacco, lighters, matches, cell phones, pagers, laptop computers, cameras, digital recorders or any other type of electronic/wireless devices, or any other non-authorized items.
Appropriate undergarments must be worn (i.e., bra, slip, and underwear).
No additional clothing is permitted to be carried into the facility.
Inappropriate attire includes, but is not limited to: see-through clothing of any kind, tops or dresses that expose the midriff or have open backs or open sides, sleeveless clothing such as halter tops, tube tops, cropped tops, tank tops, and muscle shirts), low-cut clothing cut in a manner that exposes the chest, any clothing that inappropriately exposes undergarments, skirts, dresses, shorts, culottes with the hem or slit above the mid-knee, wrap-around skirts/dresses or break-away type pants, etc.
Offender Trust Fund
The Offender Trust Fund provides safekeeping of an offender’s funds, to which the offender may have access to, but not physical control of, during their confinement. Inmates can use the money from their Inmate Trust Fund to purchase items from the commissary and pay other expenses.
Inmate Mailing Address:
Inmate Name, ID Number
Bledsoe County Correctional Complex
1045 Horsehead Road
Pikeville, Tennessee 37367
Bledsoe County Correctional Complex
1045 Horsehead Road
Pikeville, Tennessee 37367
Phone: (423) 881-3251
Security Level: Mixed
Type(s) of offenders: Adult Men
Sending Money To An Inmate:
Money can be deposited into an Offender Trust Fund in the following methods:
JPay: provides several ways to send money to an inmate. Money sent through JPay is deposited electronically into the inmate’s trust fund account through JPay.com. You can also send money over the phone, at walk-in cash locations, or via money order.
Online: To send money online with a credit or debit card.
Phone: You can send money by phone using your credit or debit card. Call (800) 574-5729 to speak with a live agent 24/7.
Walk-In Cash: To send money using cash, visit any MoneyGram agent location and use receive code 6188. The list of nearby MoneyGram locations is in the link below: https://jpay.com/moneygram.aspx
Money Orders: All money orders must be sent with a deposit slip to JPay, P.O. Box 279010, Miramar, FL 33027.