Tennessee

The table below displays aggregate COVID-19 data for incarcerated people and staff in carceral facilities located in Tennessee. The State DOC Data Grade represents our assessment of the transparency and quality of those data reported by Tennessee's state department of corrections.

F

State DOC Data GradeView scorecard

Cumulative CasesActive CasesCumulative DeathsTests
Incarcerated PeopleCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10k
State Adult Prisons7,8813,269431179622670,11829,083
Federal Prisons3212,50818216----
ICE Detention Centers----------------
State and Local Youth Facilities----------------
StaffCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10k
State Adult Prisons2,6325,085385744714----
Federal Prisons----5--0------
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Facilities by

FacilityIncarcerated PeopleStaff

Bledsoe County Correctional Complex

State Adult Prisons

14236

Northwest Correctional Complex

State Adult Prisons

5058

South Central Correctional Facility

State Adult Prisons

45--

Northeast Correctional Complex

State Adult Prisons

3142

Debra K Johnson Rehabilitation Center

State Adult Prisons

295
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Map of Tennessee with spikes representing the active metric for each facility.

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140

Spikes represent the active cases in a facility for incarcerated people

Data Reporting & Quality Scorecard

Data Reporting & Quality GradeF

This scorecard assesses data reporting and quality for the state department of corrections in Tennessee. Read more about our scoring methodology and to see how this jurisdiction compares to other state and federal systems.

Scores assessed as of October 11, 2021.

Data reporting for incarcerated people
  • Cumulative Cases

    By facility

  • Cumulative Deaths

    By facility

  • Active Cases

    By facility

  • Tests Administered

    By facility

  • Population

    None

  • Vaccinations

    Systemwide only

Data reporting for staff
  • Cumulative Cases

    By facility

  • Cumulative Deaths

    By facility

  • Active Cases

    None

  • Tests Administered

    None

  • Population

    None

  • Vaccinations

    Systemwide only

Data quality
  • Machine Readable

    No

  • Regularly Updated

    Yes

  • Clearly Defined

    No

  • Contextualized Historically

    No

Prison and Jail Releases Related to COVID

We collect data on jurisdictions across the U.S. that have released people from adult prison and jail custody in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click a row to view full details.

FacilityPeople releasedRelease details

County-wide jails

Anderson

135

County-wide jails

Bradley

207
Map of Tennessee with spikes representing the active metric for each facility.
County with a release

Grassroots and Community Organizing Efforts Related to COVID

Our team collects data on grassroots and community organizing efforts by incarcerated people, their families, community-based organizations, nonprofits, and advocates aimed at influencing government agencies to protect the lives of people incarcerated in prisons, jails, and detention centers against the threats posed by COVID-19. Click a row to view full details.

Target facilityCountyDate of actionOrganizationType of effortInternal/ externalEffort concernsSource
Shelby County JailShelby5/19/2020People incarcerated at Shelby County JailUprising/Protest–InternalExternalSanitation improvements