Correctional facility is a term used by Process Servers in Tennessee that refers to a jail, prison, or other place of incarceration by government officials. They serve to confine and rehabilitate inmates in Tennessee as they do in all other states.

Do Process Servers say there is a difference between a correctional facility and a prison in Tennessee?

Actually, in Tennessee, correctional facilities and prisons are basically the same. Correctional facilities usually include prisons and jails while prisons are considered a subpart of the correctional system. Whether an inmate is incarcerated in a Tennessee corrections institution or a prison, they are subject to service of process, continuing their involvement within the justice court system. It must be noted, Private Process Servers in Tennessee who are tasked to serve process upon an inmate are delivering legal documents concerning civil matters only.

Correctional Institutions and Prisons in Tennessee are similar to most facilities in all states throughout the United States. State Prisons and Facilities in Tennessee are part of a larger criminal justice system which includes police, prosecution and the courts.

Inmates / defendants / respondents incarcerated in a Tennessee correction facilities are subject to the practices of the institution's rules and regulations. Process Servers who are tasked with the job of serving inmates in a Tennessee facility with service of process can only perform their duties and services with the guidance and approval of the facility managers and in many situations, the approval of the warden.

Estimates and data reveal that there are more than 1,400,000 inmates within the entire United States state prison system

State prisons in Tennessee are generally classified as minimum, medium and high security. There are approximately 1700 state prisons in the United States. Inmates in a correction facility in Tennessee regardless of classification are subject to private Process Servers performing service of process and are no different than any other person incarcerated in Tennessee.

Federal correctional Institutions located in Tennessee are the homes for inmates who have been convicted of a wide range of charges. Estimates and records indicate all federal prisons house over 220,000 inmates.

Many people familiar with the federal corrections system in Tennessee refer to federal prisons as a penitentiary. Penitentiary is synonymous with prison and/or jail, these names actually mean the same. The number of sentenced inmates entering federal prisons facilities in Tennessee each day is far less than the number of people who are delivered to its jails.

Private Process Servers throughout Tennessee deliver legal documents and civil lawsuits to incarcerated inmates. Actually, federal prisons grant Process Servers access to inmates by appointment only and are easier to coordinate service of process services than Tennessee state run prisons.

RRM Nashville

Address: 701 Broadway St, Suite 124

City: Nashville

County: Davidson

State: Tennessee

Zip Code: 37203

FCI Memphis

Address: 1101 John A Denie Road

City: Memphis

County: Shelby

State: Tennessee

Zip Code: 38134

Bledsoe County Correctional Complex

Address: 1045 Horsehead Road

City: Pikeville

County: Bledsoe

State: Tennessee

Zip Code: 37367

Hardeman County Correctional Facility

Address: P.O. Box 549

City: Whiteville

County: Hardeman

State: Tennessee

Zip Code: 38075

Lois M. DeBerry Special Needs Facility

Address: 7575 Cockrill Bend Boulevard

City: Nashville

County: Davidson

State: Tennessee

Zip Code: 37209

Mark H. Luttrell Correctional Center

Address: 6000 State Road

City: Memphis

County: Shelby

State: Tennessee

Zip Code: 38134

Morgan County Correctional Complex

Address: P.O. Box 2000

City: Wartburg

County: Morgan

State: Tennessee

Zip Code: 37887

Northeast Correctional Complex

Address: P.O. Box 5000

City: Mountain City

County: Johnson

State: Tennessee

Zip Code: 37683

Northwest Correctional Complex

Address: 960 State Route 212

City: Tiptonville

County: Lake

State: Tennessee

Zip Code: 38079

Riverbend Maximum Security Institution

Address: 7475 Cockrill Bend Boulevard

City: Nashville

County: Davidson

State: Tennessee

Zip Code: 37243

South Central Correctional Facility

Address: P.O. Box 279

City: Clifton

County: Wayne

State: Tennessee

Zip Code: 38425

Tennessee Prison for Women

Address: 3881 Stewarts Lane

City: Nashville

County: Davidson

State: Tennessee

Zip Code: 37218

Turney Center Industrial Complex

Address: P.O.Box 182

City: Clifton

County: Wayne

State: Tennessee

Zip Code: 38425

West Tennessee State Penitentiary

Address: P.O. Box 1150

City: Henning

County: Lauderdale

State: Tennessee

Zip Code: 38041