South Central Correctional Facility

South Central Correctional Facility (SCCF) is a time-building prison with a security designation of medium. SCCF is managed by CoreCivic, a private corrections management firm.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visitation for general population inmates is on Saturday, Sunday, and state holidays designated by the commissioner from 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. and Monday 6:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. 

Visitors will not be permitted on property until thirty (30) minutes prior to visiting hours and within one hour prior to the end of visitation. Inmates who receive a visit on the weekend or holiday shall not be permitted a visit on the special week visitation (Monday evening). This shall apply to the Compound, Annex, and Skylab.

Visiting Applications

Click here for the Visitation Handbook to find out everything you need to know about visiting your inmate at South Central Correctional Facility. 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

A. Must wear under garments at all times; for females this includes bras and slips if appropriate. Samples of inappropriate under garments are thongs and water brassieres. 

B. No garments manufactured from spandex or spandex like material. Scrub pants and shirts cannot be worn. 

C. No clothing transparent or translucent in nature. 

D. Shoes must be worn at all times. Open toe shoes or sandals are permitted, however, shower shoes, flip flops, steel toes shoes are not permitted. 

E. No tight, clinging or revealing clothing. Clothing shall be worn in the manner as intended; pants shall not be lowered or sagging; dresses/skirts shall not be raised to shorter lengths; clothing with buttons, zippers, etc. shall remain fastened. 

F. No cut off shorts. 

G. Shorts or dresses/skirts are permitted provided the leg is covered to within three (3) inches above the knee in a standing position with the garment worn in the position in which it is intended to be worn. No dresses/skirts with splits, buttons or zippers which are more than three (3) inches above the knee in a standing position. No wrap around skirts. No sundresses, backless, low cut, chest, and midriff must be covered at all times. 

H. Clothing with logos that contain pictures, slogans or vulgarity or contain signs or symbols or security threat groups (gang related) or any clothing determined by the officer to be associated with security threat groups is not allowed. The association may be made by color combination, designs or logos affixed to the clothing or how the clothing is being worn. No beer or tobacco advertisements. No camouflage attire allowed. 

I. No halters, tube or tank tops; all apparel must have sleeves. 

J. Visitors over the age of sixteen (16) shall not be permitted to wear fleece sweatpants, stirrup pants or jogging attire. 

K. Any other item deemed inappropriate by the visitation supervisor may not be worn. 

L. No bandannas permitted. 

M. Visitors are not permitted to wear watches.

South Central Correctional Center uses the debit card system. A debit card may be purchased by a visitor for $2.00. Money may not be taken through the checkpoint. Debit cards from other facilities will not work at South Central. South Central debit cards will not work at other facilities.

Visitors with infants may bring the following items: baby items, diapers, baby powder, baby wipes, (no vaseline or lotions) plastic bottles for formula/pedialyte, sealed jars of baby food, (plastic spoon/fork only) no glass or metal items allowed. 

Formula and baby food must be opened in front of an officer, one plastic rattle toy that is searchable and one clear/transparent baby bag/pack. One baby blanket will be permitted for an infant child.

Visitation Checklist

Before arriving at South Central Correctional Facility, think through the following checklist to ensure that you are prepared for visitation. 

___ I am on my inmate’s approved visitation list.

___ I have returned my paperwork and passed the visitation background check. 

___ I have my driver’s license or government ID. 

___ I have planned my visit during the facility’s visitation hours.

___ I have packed facility dress code approved clothes and shoes. 

___ I will clear the metal detector. 

___ I have ensured that my car, purse and pockets are clear of any inappropriate items before entering the facility grounds. 

___ I have checked to see if there are special visitation requirements, such as a scheduled appointment.

Visitors are not allowed to deliver correspondence, money, printed materials, packages, or any other items to inmates. All such items shall be mailed. 

When visiting be advised that from time to time vehicles will routinely be searched at the facility and drug K9s may be used during these searches. In the event contraband is discovered in your possession or inside your personal vehicle or belongings, the contraband will be confiscated and you will be referred to the law enforcement agency for felony prosecution. In addition, your visitation privileges will be suspended for six months up to permanent restriction.

Physical Address

South Central Correctional Facility
555 Forest Avenue
Clifton, Tennessee 38425-0279

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General Phone Number

(931) 676-5372

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
South Central Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 279
Clifton, Tennessee 38425-0279

All routine mail sent to an inmate is opened, examined, and read by designated department staff.

To send mail to an offender, you will need to know their committed name, TOMIS ID number, and name and address of the prison where the offender is being housed. 

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

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at South Central Correctional Facility, 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

The only way to send money to an inmate at South Correctional Facility is by mailing a money order or cashier's check directly to the inmate. The funds must be in the form of a money order, cashier's check, DO NOT SEND CASH. The money order or check should be made payable to the inmate along with the TDOC#.

Programs For Inmates

SCCF offers self-improvement programs in every unit of the prison. Offenders participate in a variety of programs including the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP), work programs, mental health programs and Career Technical Education.

Academic programs include GED, Adult Basic Education and literacy tutoring. Vocational programs include Career Management for Success, carpentry, construction core, electrical, grounds keeping, information technology, masonry and plumbing.

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Careers at South Central Correctional Facility

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