Mark Luttrell Transition Center

The mission of the Mark Luttrell Transition Center (MLTC) is to enhance public safety by providing offenders with a supportive living environment and evidence-based transitional services.  The offenders, who are referred to as residents, have the opportunity to develop the social skills, employment skills and self-discipline necessary to successfully reenter society.  This facility is a transition center for male residents and has an operating capacity of 454 residents.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Mark Luttrell Transition Center can be found on page 3 of the Visitation Handbook. They are based on housing unit. 

Visiting Applications

Click here for the Visitation Handbook. This 23-page document will tell you everything you need to know about visiting your inmate at Mark Luttrell Transition Center, including dress codes and search procedures. If you have any questions, please call the contact line below.

Contact #:  (901) 531-1838

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

Dress Code

Visitors are encouraged to dress casually and in comfortable attire that is not provocative or offensive to others. Clothing must fit in an appropriate manner. Visitors must wear undergarments and appropriate footwear.

Shorts or skirts are permitted provided the leg is covered within three inches above the knee in a standing position, with the garment worn in the position in which it is intended to be worn. 

Dresses or skirts with slit – the slit must not exceed three inches above the knee. No dress, skirt, shorts, etc. should have any slits in the front enclosure or seam of the garment. 

The following types of clothing are specifically prohibited. 

1. Spandex or spandex type garments. 

2. Any clothing that is transparent or translucent in nature. 

3. Sleeveless shirts or strapless dresses, or any clothing that exposes a bare chest, upper arms or midriff. 

4. Backless/wraparound dresses, skirts, blouses, jackets, or other “covering” will not be permitted in order to cover these above areas. 

5. Any camouflage type attire (even just a small amount, or as an accent color). 

6. Clothing with logos that contain pictures, slogans, vulgarity, tobacco/alcohol references, or those that contain signs or symbols of any security threat groups (STG), or any clothing determined by the processing officer to be associated with any STG. The association may be made by color combinations, designs, or logos affixed to the clothing, or even the manner in which it is worn. 

7. Cut off pants/shorts of any kind. No fraying is allowed. 

8. Any garment which has rips in them, manufactured that way or personalized, for example; holes in the knees or buttocks of pants, t-shirt with the neckline cut out. 

9. Bandanas of any kind.

During the winter months, visitors will be allowed to dress according to the weather; however, an excessive amount of clothing will not be tolerated.

Physical Address

Mark Luttrell Transition Center
6000 State Road
Memphis, Tennessee 38134

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General Phone Number

(901) 372-2080

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
Mark Luttrell Transition Center
6000 State Road
Memphis, Tennessee 38134

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at Mark Luttrell Transition Center, but they do 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 Mark Luttrell Transition Center. 


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:

P.O. Box 279010
Miramar, FL 33027

Money order deposits slips are available in English and Spanish.

Programs For Inmates

Residents will have phase-based programming focusing on cognitive and behavioral care, education and job skills. Phase I will consist of a class structured environment. Phase II will offer expanded programming, however, the residents will be required to maintain a job inside the facility. After successfully completing Phase I & II, the residents will move on to Phase III where they will maintain a job in the community and residence at MLTC until they are granted parole or expire their sentence.

Research has shown a transitioned approach to reentry along with evidence-based programming and job skill development can greatly improve an offender's chance of successful reentry. Those who are gainfully employed following their release from prison are significantly less likely to reoffend resulting in fewer tax dollars being spent on incarceration and safer communities.

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Careers at Mark Luttrell Transition Center

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