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Visitation suspended at 4 TDOC facilities due to COVID-19

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Posted at 4:39 PM, Dec 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-01 17:39:20-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Visitation has been suspended at four Tennessee Department of Correction facilities until further notice due to an increase in COVID-19 cases.

TDOC officials announced Tuesday that the Morgan County Correctional Complex, Bledsoe County Correctional Complex, Turney Center Industrial Prison and Mark Luttrell Transition Center will no longer be admitting visitors.

Officials said in a press release that each facility resumed visitation in late September and early October, but the recent COVID-19 spike and a lower than expected number of visitors over the past few weeks, visitation was suspended.

The department says it is actively monitoring COVID-19 developments and will continue to follow the guidance of the Tennessee Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control.