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 than 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.