Turney Center Industrial Complex

Turney Center Industrial Complex (TCIX) is a time-building prison for male inmates with emphasis on industry located in Only, Tennessee. The security designation is close and the majority of beds are medium security.

The Turney Center Industrial Complex Annex is a fast track facility that offers offenders a range of rehabilitative programs to help them succeed upon their release. The prison has a custody designation of minimum custody.

The majority of the population at this site are assigned to community services as part of their programming needs.  The prisons' community service work crews proudly provide thousands of hours of labor to five counties, including state and local government, as well as churches, cemeteries and other non-profit organizations in southern middle Tennessee.

The Special Alternative Incarceration Unit (SAIU) or boot camp program is housed at the annex.  The prison also houses the Probation Technical Violators Diversion Program Unit and the Parole Technical Violators Unit.  All three are highly disciplined and structured programs combining community service work, life skills and drug treatment.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Turney Center Industrial Complex can be found in the visitation handbook on page 4.

Visiting Applications

Click here for the Visitation Handbook. This 24-page document will tell you everything you need to know about visiting your inmate at Turney Center Industrial Complex, including dress codes and search procedures. If you have any questions, please call the contact line below.

Main Site Contact #:  (931) 729-7963

Annex Site Contact #:  (931) 676-3345 (ask for visitation officer)

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.

Physical Address

Turney Center Industrial Complex
1499 R.W. Moore Memorial Highway
Only, Tennessee 37140-4050

245 Carroll Road
Clifton, Tennessee 38425

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/KS8s8Ln83y6b9orV7

General Phone Number

(931) 729-5161 (main site)
(931) 676-3345 (annex)

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
Turney Center Industrial Complex
1499 R.W. Moore Memorial Highway
Only, Tennessee 37140-4050

Inmate Name/DOC Number
Turney Center Industrial Complex Annex
245 Carroll Road
Clifton, Tennessee 38425

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at Turney Center Industrial Complex, 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 Turney Center Industrial Complex. 


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

Academic programs available at the main facility include adult basic education and Nashville State Community College courses. Vocational programs include cosmetology, cabinetmaking and millwork, industrial maintenance, landscaping, vocational office education, Pro-Social Life Skills and Career Management for Success.  

TRICOR industry programs include wood and metal specialties. Offenders are also involved in support jobs at the prison. 

The annex also offers the Therapeutic Community (TCOM) program. Academic programs available include High School Equivalency (HSE) (formerly GED) and adult basic education.

Dog Training Program

Since 2012, the Retrieving Independence Serving With Canines program has partnered with Turney Center Industrial Complex to train offenders to raise and train service dogs for people with mobility disabilities, seizure disorders and diabetes.

Puppies enter the prison when they are 4 months old to live with offenders/trainers until they are ready to go to their new homes. This process takes around 18 months. Once they arrive at the prison, they begin intensive training to become service dogs.  

They are taught standard obedience skills as well as specialized assistance skills. By the end of the program, the service dogs know at least 110 cues and have received more than 600 hours of training. Between 12 and 16 months, the dogs are matched with a recipient. Once a match has been made, the offenders begin the process of working with the service dog on specific skills needed by the recipient.

Once the service dog has completed the training, Retrieving Independence conducts a 10-day team training camp for the matched recipient, family members and the service dog. This camp centers around building a relationship and learning the skills and cues which have been taught to the service dog. They are certified for public access before leaving the program.

The program provides success, accomplishments and skills to offenders that may be useful after their release. Through this program, the offender/trainers are able to give back to society and the recipients of the dogs are able to enjoy an increased independence.

Parole Technical Violators Diversion Program

Under this program, a parolee who has violated the conditions of his parole, but not committed a new felony, can have their parole revoked and granted in the same action. The grant (release on parole supervision) is contingent upon successful completion of a six-month program at the Turney Center Industrial Complex Annex.

Under the Parole Technical Violator Diversion Program (PTVDP), violators are transferred from a diagnostic center to the annex. Participants either work on a community service crew or attend GED classes during the day and complete treatment programs in the evening, with no "downtime" during the six-month program. 

The community service work crew helps the participant establish good work habits and the treatment programs in the evening address issues such as substance use and cognitive behavior modification. When the violator nears completion of the program, the parole officer is notified that the parolee will be returning to the community and a release plan is prepared.

Candidates for the PTVDP are selected by the Tennessee Board of Parole at a revocation hearing. A Probation Technical Violators Diversion Program is also available at the annex.

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Careers at Turney Center Industrial Complex

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