The state of Tennessee has two types of federal correctional facilities in the state. First, there is one federal prison in Tennessee, and then there is also a residential reentry management field office as well. These facilities hold federal felons who broke the law.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons (FOB) is the government agency in charge of all federal prisons, inmates and they also maintain all Tennessee federal prison inmate records. If you are searching for an inmate in federal prison, they make it very easy to perform a Tennessee federal prison inmate search using the offender locator on their website. Along with this nice feature, they also have a page for each facility with driving directions, information on visitation, phone calls, and mail. They also provide family and friends with other helpful tips.
The FOB claims to be “an agency like no other.” Their mission statement reads: “We protect public safety by ensuring that federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, cost-efficient, and appropriately secure, and provide reentry programming to ensure their successful return to the community.” They supervise 177,183 inmates across all states with a recidivism rate of 34% and a staff of 35,972 employees.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons was established in 1930 by the Department of Justice to provide consolidated management and regulation for all federal prison facilities and inmates.
FCI Memphis is a medium-security federal correctional institution with an adjacent minimum-security satellite camp and a detention center. This facility holds 1,205 male inmates (977 at the FCI & FDC, and 228 at the camp). They have suspended visitation at this location.
RRM Nashville is Residential Reentry Management (RRM) field office that acts as a liaison between the FOB, state and local law enforcement, the courts, the U.S. Marshall’s Service, and local community organizations. This office handles the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S.
There are no notable inmates that stayed at the FCI Memphis, however, in 2012 a substantial drug operation (run from inside the prison) was perpetrated by Mark Evans, Vincent West, Tyrone Bryant, David Chambers, and Larry Burse, and discovered by Department of Justice Inspector General during a joint investigation by the FBI, and FOB. This drug ring earned more than $85,000 and added to the sentences of each of the inmates mentioned above.