The Tennessee Department of Correction allows for visitation within their prisons for those who are
incarcerated to be able to spend time with their friends or loved ones. However, after being shipped from
one prison to the next, I became highly aware that the rules and regulations within every prison seem to be
different. What is allowed at Northwest Correctional Complex may very well be something that South
Central does not tolerate within it's visitation gallery. Not only are the rules different, but visitation days and
hours vary from place to place, as well. If you visit on Max, you're allowed only a certain amount of time.
If you hold hands during visitation at some facilities, you lose your visits. Some places don't have an area
for the children to play. How are you treated by the guards?
It's been a long time since I've been to some of these prisons and am sure that things have changed
between now and when I used to visit my husband somewhere other that where he is now. We're asking
that you contact our site to let us know exactly how the prison you visit conducts their visitation. We'd like
to hear everything, from days and hours to children's play areas...so that we can post your experiences on
our site for other readers. Your contribution may inform and help the next visitor who has a loved one they
want to go see. Please be sure to name the facility that you currently visit and add any other information
you feel will help out the next person.
All names will be withheld to protect your privacy and all stories will be subject to approval before
being submitted to the UNFORGIVEN web site.