Lois M. DeBerry Special Needs Facility

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Lois M. DeBerry Special Needs Facility
LocationNashville, Tennessee
Coordinates36°11′31″N 86°54′19″W / 36.1919222°N 86.9054013°W / 36.1919222; -86.9054013Coordinates: 36°11′31″N 86°54′19″W / 36.1919222°N 86.9054013°W / 36.1919222; -86.9054013
StatusOperational
Security classMaximum
Capacity736
Opened1992 (1992)
Managed byTennessee Department of Correction
WardenJames M. Holloway
Street address7575 Cockrill Bend Boulevard
CityNashville
StateTN
ZIP Code37209-1057
CountryUSA
WebsiteOfficial website
Notable prisoners
James Earl Ray[1]

The Lois M. DeBerry Special Needs Facility is a maximum-security prison in Nashville, Tennessee, operated by the Tennessee Department of Correction.

Opened in 1992, the facility houses prisoners with multiple and complex medical problems. The facility has a 250 bed-per-month turnover.[2]

The Cumberland River flows along the facility's west boundary, and the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution is located immediately south of the facility.

Services[edit]

The Lois M. DeBerry Special Needs Facility is equipped with three nursing units, as well as a secure community hospital to provide inpatient and outpatient care. Inmates include those requiring mental health intervention, those recovering from serious illness or surgery, inmates with long-term medical needs, and inmates whose treatment regimen is not manageable at other Tennessee Department of Corrections facilities.[2]

Visitation[edit]

The Reconciliation Guest House provides overnight lodging and kitchen facilities to families and friends who travel to Nashville to visit inmates at the Lois M. DeBerry Special Needs Facility.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sack, Kevin (March 28, 1997). "Dr. King's Son Says Family Believes Ray Is Innocent". New York Times.
  2. ^ a b "Lois M. DeBerry Special Needs Facility". Tennessee Department of Correction. Retrieved November 27, 2016.
  3. ^ "Lois M. Deberry Special Needs Facility - Visitation Handbook 2014 - 2015" (PDF). Tennessee Department of Correction. 2015.