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Lois M. DeBerry Special Needs Facility
7575 Cockrill Bend Boulevard
Nashville, Tennessee 37209-1057
(Davidson County)
(615) 350-2700

*Use the zip code 37209-1056 for inmate correspondence.

Warden Bruce Westbrooks
Biography


The Lois M. DeBerry Special Needs Facility (DSNF) provides a number of services for the Department to inmates with multiple and complex medial problems, including acute and convalescent health care, intensive mental health intervention, three skilled nursing units in the Health Center to provide care for inmates recovering from surgery or serious illness, housing for inmates whose treatment regimen is not manageable at other TDOC facilities, inmates with long-term medical needs, and a community hospital to provide inpatient and outpatient care for the inmate population in a designated secure area.

Other hospitals are also utilized for specialized care not available in the contract hospital. Specialty clinics, short-stay surgeries, individual treatment and diagnostic services, not available in other facilities, are provided to the inmates from all facilities through the utilization of DeBerry Special Needs Facility's Transportation Team, Transient Unit, Health Center, and contract staff at DSNF.

Mental health units are provided for inmates with acute mental health needs. The Mental Health Program is designed to stabilize the inmate and move him through a process where the inmate takes more responsibility for his behavior and mental health. In addition, there are units for the mentally challenged and a sheltered workshop program available to inmates in this unit.

An Assisted Living Unit is located at this facility for TDOC inmates who are aged or infirm and unable to care for themselves within a traditional prison population.

DSNF has a turnover of 250 beds per month and the majority of these inmates have significant needs. It is the mission of the DeBerry Special Needs Facility to provide acute, sub-acute, long-term acute, chronic and palliative health care that is high quality, safe, integrative, efficient, cost-effective and ethical, in a safe and secure environment.

Directions

From I-65 North and I-65 South:  Travel to I-40 West (Memphis).  Take Exit 204 (Robertson Road/White Bridge Road.)  Turn right at the traffic light and proceed to Exit 26B (Centennial Boulevard West.)  Go 2.8 miles to the end of Cockrill Bend Boulevard.  Turn left and follow the road to the large parking lot.

From I-65 North (Alternate Route):  Take Exit 90A to 155 West and continue to Exit 26.  Go 2.8 miles to the end of Cockrill Bend Boulevard.  Turn left and follow the road to the large parking lot.

From I-24 West:  Travel to I-440 West which will merge into I-40 West.  Continue to Exit 204 (Robertson Road/White Bridge Road.)  Turn right and continue to Exit 26B (Centennial Boulevard West.)  Go 2.8 miles to the end of Cockrill Bend Boulevard.  Turn left and follow the road to the large parking lot.

From I-24 East Bound:  Take Exit 43 to 115 West to Exit 26.  Turn right at the bottom of the ramp.  Go 2.8 miles to the end of Cockrill Bend Boulevard.  Turn left and follow the road to the large parking lot.

From I-40 East:  Take Exit 204 (Robertson Road/White Bridge Road.)  Turn left and continue to Exit 26B (Centennial Boulevard West.)  Go 2.8 miles to the end of Cockrill Bend Boulevard.  Turn left and follow the road to the large parking lot.

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