Brighter Paths, TN Prison Roster, Online Inmate Search

Updated on: September 21, 2020
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Brighter Paths


255 Kacie Avenue, Cookeville, TN, 38501

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There are open bay dormitories for housing. An older facility, it was built in 1913 and is situated on over 150 acres in Tennessee. Many inmates work at the Brighter Paths performing tasks like janitorial duties, laundry service, and kitchen service, and these skills help prepare inmates to reenter society.

Brighter Paths — General Information

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

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Search online. This website is updated regularly, but there might be an overlap between booking and when an inmate appears on the list. If you have additional questions, you can call 931-526-8610.

Sending a Mail/Care Package

You should address any mail to inmates at this address:

Inmate Name, ID Number

Brighter Paths

255 Kacie Avenue, Cookeville, TN, 38501

You can include photographs in the mail as long as they are 4”x6” or smaller in size and do not contain nudity or sexual images. You can arrange for books and magazines to be sent directly to the inmate from the publisher; do not send these items yourself as they will be rejected during intake at the Brighter Paths. Assume that all mail will be inspected for contraband prior to delivery to the inmate.

Sending Money

The easiest way to send money is probably to end money to an inmate through JPay at a kiosk in the Brighter Paths lobby. You can also send money to an inmate through Access Corrections online. Payment should be made by using a MasterCard or Visa debit. You also have the option of making a payment over the phone at 931-526-8610.

Phone calls

Most jails and prisons in Tennessee use the same system for inmate phone calls. While inmates at the Brighter Paths cannot receive incoming calls, you can setup an account if you want to receive prepaid from your inmate. It is easy to set up an account online, and you can add money to an inmate’s phone account here as well. You can call 931-526-8610 if you need assistance in setting up an account.


Before visiting, you need to get on the approved visitors list. To inquire about getting approved for a visit, call 931-526-8610.

Here is a list of visitation guidelines you must follow during your visit.

Visiting Hours

Saturday — 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday — 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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