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Northwest Correctional Complex

Northwest Correctional Complex

960 State Route 212, Tiptonville, Tennessee 38079

Phone :
(731) 253-5000
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Northwest Correctional Complex Visiting Information:

Visitation Schedule for General Population Inmates
Saturday and Sunday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Friday night 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (for those unable to visit on the weekends)
Visitation for Maximum Custody Inmates
Saturday and Sunday 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Friday night 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (for those unable to visit on the weekends)
(Visits are non-contact and limited to one hour.)
Visitation for Inmates in Protective Custody
Saturday and Sunday 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Friday night 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.(for those unable to visit on the weekends)
(Visits are non-contact, limited to one hour and must be pre-approved in advance.)
Visitation for Juvenile Inmates
Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Fridays are designated by the warden or commissioner (for those unable to visit on the weekends)
(All families are required to call annex AWO for pre-approval.)
*Visitation on holidays 12:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
*Friday night visitation does not occur during a week when a holiday visitation occurs.

Northwest Correctional Complex Additional information:

All incoming inmate privileged mail, staff mail, and packages shall be fluoroscoped for contraband prior to leaving the mail room.

3. Incoming mail may be determined to be a threat to the security of the institution and returned to the sender if, in the opinion of the Warden, it could reasonably be considered to:

a. Be an attempt to incite violence based on race, religion, sex, creed, or nationality.

b. Advocate, facilitate, or otherwise present a risk of lawlessness, violence, anarchy, or rebellion against government authority, prison staff, and/or other inmates. c. Be an attempt to incite disobedience toward law enforcement officials or prison staff.

d. Be an attempt to give instructions for the manufacturing or use of intoxicants, weapons, explosives, drugs, drug paraphernalia, other unlawful articles or substances, or any other items deemed as contraband.

e. Contain plans to escape, unauthorized entry into the institution, or information or maps which might aid an escape attempt.

f. Contain information relating to security threat group activity or use of codes and/or symbols associated with security threat groups.

g. Sexually explicit material or material which features nudity which by its nature or content poses a threat to the security, good order, or discipline of the institution, or facilitates criminal activity.

Sentence Information Request

To obtain information about an offenders' 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 offenders with the same name. Provide us with the offenders' full name, date of birth, social security number and offender (TOMIS) 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) 259-3783

If you are sending your request by fax, you will be

- See more at:


If you do not already know the offender's TOMIS ID number and/or the name of the prison, click on FOIL - Inmate Search. You will need the offender's name and possibly a date of birth, if it is a common name.

Step 2

Once you have found the correct offender, you will need to write down the TOMIS ID number. Click on "location" to get the name of the prison.


RMSI - Riverbend Maximum Security Institution
MCCX - Morgan County Correctional Complex

Step 3

Go to State Prisons to find the address for the prison.

Step 4

Address the envelope with the offender's committed name, TOMIS identification number and the correct institutional address of the offender recipient. Aliases may be included when such have been legally changed through the court.

All letters must contain a return name and address.


Offender Name/TOMIS ID Number
Name of Prison
Address of Prison


No time limit unless space availability is limited.

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9 Responses to Northwest Correctional Complex

  1. melissa musgrave July 31, 2013 at 6:16 am #

    Hello how are u? Is there ant information on kimble hess on when he will be getting out.if so could you send me that information. thanks so much melissa musgrave

    • PrisonPath July 31, 2013 at 2:03 pm #

      Hi Melissa,

      Try our inmate locator on the prison page and home page.

      • Melissa Smith June 8, 2019 at 6:31 pm #

        Hi I’m looking for Joseph Lee Hughes TOMIS ID 0059615 Birthday 9-25-1989 so I can get in contact with him by mail maybe visitation plz respond not sure if I have the right facility ty so much

  2. Angie Williams July 30, 2016 at 4:39 am #

    Hi I am looking for Orville Williams Jr I was told he is in this facility and I would like to know if he is in this prison? How can I send a letter to him? and how long is his sentence? Thank you for your time.

  3. Angie Williams July 30, 2016 at 4:41 am #

    I am his wife and I am not sure where was sent? orville Williams jr

  4. PrisonPath July 30, 2016 at 1:35 pm #

    Hi Angie,

    Please review our additional information section for Northwest Correctional Complex for your requests regarding sentencing information and how to mail an inmate.

    Brad Schwartz
    Founder of

  5. Jeniffer October 7, 2016 at 8:50 pm #

    I was wondering if there is an online application for inmate visitation. My husband was recently transferred to Northwest Correctional Complex and I need to fill out a visitation form. He has no funds to send one out. Is there any other way to obtain a visitation form?

  6. PrisonPath October 8, 2016 at 12:29 pm #

    Hi Jennifer,

    We could not find an online visitation application. You should contact the facility to seeif they would mail an application to you. You could call the prison chaplain for help.

  7. Page Stout November 11, 2016 at 3:12 pm #

    My son, Dana Baird was transferred there on Wednesday Nov. 9th. Can you please tell me how long it normally takes before he will be able to call me?

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