Brighter Paths Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: March 2, 2020
931-526-8610
255 Kacie Avenue, Cookeville, TN, 38501

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The Eastern Reception & Diagnostic Correctional Center is a mixed security prison that houses minimum, medium and maximum-security inmates. This facility sits on 213 acres and houses more than 3,000 inmates. This facility has 19 building that includes the following:

  • 4 Reception & Diagnostic Housing Units
  • 1 Minimum Security Housing Unit
  • 6 General Population Housing Units, 
  • A Gym Building
  • Chapel
  • Education
  • Library
  • General Population Medical Unit
  • Industries Building
  • Reception & Diagnostic Intake
  • Food Service
  • Medical
  • Records
  • Psychology 
  • Custody Supervisory Offices

The Eastern Reception & Diagnostic Correctional Center houses the following inmates:

  • Administrative Segregation
  • Diagnostic Needs
  • General Population
  • Protective Custody
  • Work Release

The minimum security unit houses 96 inmates. All other units house about 288 inmates. 

There are 438 uniformed officers that are employed at the Eastern Reception & Diagnostic Correctional Center. Their goal is to protect public safety. They do this by making sure inmates are securely confined within the perimeter of the institution, and staff and offenders are safe.

The Academic Education team within the Eastern Reception & Diagnostic Correctional Center consists of the following:

  • 7 regular classroom teachers
  • 3 Special Education teachers
  • One Title I teacher
  • 1 office support assistant
  • 1 education supervisor

Providing an efficient, positive and stimulating learning environment is what the academic team strived to do regularly. This team provides individualized instruction allowing every student to achieve their academic potential and prepare them to be successful for then they are released into the community. There can be as many as 405 inmates enrolled at any given time. 

There are a number of programs and services for the inmates to take advantage of that are provided by the Eastern Reception & Diagnostic Correctional Center. These programs and services are put in place to allow the inmates to be more prepared and successful when they are released. These programs and services are not limited to but include the following:

  • Educational Programs
  • Re-Entry Programs Substance Abuse Programs
  • Religious Services
  • Work Release
  • Vocational Training
  • Substance Abuse Programs

Inmate Mailing Address

Inmate Name, ID, Housing #
Brighter Paths
255 Kacie Avenue, Cookeville, TN, 38501

Brighter Paths Prison Information

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Jail Name Brighter Paths
Jail Type State Prison
State Tennessee
County Putnam County
Address 255 Kacie Avenue, Cookeville, TN, 38501
City Cookeville
Zip 38501
Phone 931-526-8610

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