Bledsoe County Correctional Complex

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Bledsoe County Correctional Complex
Location1045 Horsehead Road
Pikeville, Tennessee
Statusopen
Security classmixed (intake facility)
Capacity1540 + 971 in Annex = 2511
Opened2013
Managed byTennessee Department of Corrections

The Bledsoe County Correctional Complex is a state prison in Pikeville, Bledsoe County, Tennessee, owned and operated by the Tennessee Department of Corrections.[1]

The facility opened in 2013. As an intake and diagnostic facility, Bledsoe County houses a mix of inmate security levels: 300 minimum security beds, 1024 medium, 192 close, and 24 maximum security, for a total capacity of 1540.[2]

The only access to the $208 million complex of 23 buildings is an entry tunnel, allowing an uninterrupted perimeter fence. Individual pre-cast cells, of 80 square feet, were fully assembled off-site and then stacked by crane. The architects were the DLR Group.[3]

The former Southeastern Tennessee State Regional Correctional Facility, built in 1980 with 971 beds, stands intact immediately adjacent to the new facility. It was re-designated as the BCCC Annex. Neither facility should be confused with the Bledsoe County Detention Center on Allen Deakins Road, which opened in 2011 as a county jail. [4]

Notable inmates[edit]

Notable criminals incarcerated at the facility include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bledsoe County Correctional Complex". Tennessee Department of Correction. Archived from the original on 28 August 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  2. ^ Benton, Ben (12 December 2012). "1,500 inmates to be held in new $208 million Bledsoe County prison". Chattanooga Times Free Press. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Bledsoe County Correctional Complex". DLR Group. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  4. ^ Cobb, David (6 June 2016). "More details released surrounding Bledsoe County inmate's death". Chattanooga Times Free Press. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  5. ^ a b McRary, Amy. "Gary Christian: From rage to restoration, a murder victim's father finds the faith he left". Knoxville News Sentinel.
  6. ^ "Search Results - Tennessee Felony Offender Information".

Coordinates: 35°44′43″N 85°15′09″W / 35.745259°N 85.252421°W / 35.745259; -85.252421