Bledsoe County Correctional Complex

Bledsoe County Correctional Complex (BCCX) is located on top of the Cumberland Plateau covering approximately 2,500 acres. BCCX is nestled in the hills between Pikeville and Spencer, Tennessee.  

The prison is a level 3 facility which houses approximately 2,539 offenders in three separate facilities: Site 1; Site 2 (formerly Southeast Tennessee State Regional Correctional Facility); and Unit 28 (houses female offenders.)

Site 1 is the intake diagnostic center for all male offenders sentenced to the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC).  All offenders receive a comprehensive diagnostic assessment which will determine their medical, mental health and programming needs. There are 128 offender workers housed at this prison and a 48 bed Supported Living Unit at this prison.

Site 2 houses approximately 999 offenders, which includes a 152-bed male annex. This site is a time-building prison where offenders are offered the opportunity to take vocational programs to help with a successful re-entry into the community.  

The male annex at Site 2 houses minimum direct and trustee offenders who assist in the running of the TRICOR farm, the maintenance department, commissary, and landscaping.  

Unit 28 houses approximately 300 female offenders. These offenders are offered the opportunity to take vocational programs to assist them with opening doors for a successful re-entry process. There is also a 30-bed TCOM program for group therapy available in this unit.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Bledsoe County Correctional Complex are from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. There is also a special visiting session on Wednesday evenings between 6:00 and 8:00 PM. You will need a special form to be approved for that time slot.

Visits are limited to two hours maximum. The only exception is for inmates in classification. They are only allowed one-hour visits.

TDOC prisons are smoke-free environments. Firearms, weapons, drugs, and alcohol are strictly prohibited on the property.

Visiting Applications

Click here for the Visitation Handbook. This 28-page document will tell you everything you need to know about visiting your inmate at Bledsoe County Correctional Complex, including dress codes and search procedures. If you have any questions, please call the contact line below.

Contact #:  (423) 881-6148

Mail visitation applications to: the Visitation Department at 1045 Horsehead Road, Pikeville, Tennessee 37367.

Most TDOC offenders are allowed to visit with friends and family, provided they fill out the appropriate paperwork and follow the departmental policies and procedures.

To familiarize yourself with the rules, please refer to the visitation handbook. A visitation form will need to be filled out in its entirety in order to be placed on an offender's list. 

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.  


The Tennessee Department of Correction does NOT tolerate and aggressively pursues every means possible to prevent the introduction of DRUGS and CONTRABAND into their prisons.

If you try to bring contraband inside their prisons, you will face harsh consequences, including:

  • Permanent loss of visitation privilege
  • Posting of a substantial bond to get out of jail
  • Forfeiture of vehicle if contraband is found inside
  • Payment to an attorney to defend you at trial
  • A felony record
  • Loss of privilege of possessing a firearm

The Department of Correction will pursue criminal prosecution against both visitors and staff that refuse to adhere to the law.

The introduction of contraband is a serious threat to the safety and security of Tennessee prisons. The TDOC takes its responsibility as part of the law enforcement community very seriously.

Physical Address

Bledsoe County Correctional Complex
1045 Horsehead Road
Pikeville, Tennessee 37367

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General Phone Number

(423) 881-3251

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
Bledsoe County Correctional Complex
1045 Horsehead Road
Pikeville, Tennessee 37367

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at Bledsoe County Correctional Complex, but they have access to phones during certain hours. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Tennessee, please click here.

How to Send Money

JPay provides several ways to send money to an inmate at Bledsoe County Correctional Complex. Money sent through JPay is deposited electronically into the inmate's trust fund account, which they can then use to purchase items from the commissary and pay other expenses. The fastest way to send money is to visit You can also send money over the phone, at walk-in cash locations, or via money order.


To send money online with a credit or debit card, click here. It's the quickest and easiest way to send money.


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. Click here to get a list of nearby MoneyGram locations.

Money Orders

All money orders must be sent with a deposit slip to JPay, P.O. Box 279010, Miramar, FL 33027. Money order funds will be available to the offender within three business days of being received at the lockbox.

Money order deposits slips are available in English and Spanish.

Programs For Inmates

Vocational Programs are available for male inmates, including barbering, carpentry, culinary arts, and small engine repair. They programs for female inmates include CAD (computer-aided design), Cosmetology, and Landscaping/Gardening,

Self-improvement opportunities, like the Adult Basic Education classes and the 108-bed TCOM program, are offered to help the offender better themselves and open new doors to success.  

The TRICOR Shaw Industry plant is also located at this prison and employees approximately 253 offenders. 

The TRICOR farm is home to 150 dairy cows and a small herd of beef cattle. The farm grows their own hay and silage made up of beans and corn.

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Careers at Bledsoe County Correctional Complex

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