Hardeman County Correctional Center

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Hardeman County Correctional Facility
Location 2520 Union Springs Road
Whiteville, Tennessee
Status open
Security class medium security
Capacity 1,976
Opened 1997
Managed by Corrections Corporation of America
Director Warden Grady Perry

Hardeman County Correctional Facility is a privately operated prison for men located in Whiteville, Hardeman County, Tennessee. The facility opened in 1997 and has a capacity of 1,976 medium-security inmates.[1][2]

As of 2016, Tennessee houses state inmates in four CCA prisons.[3] The state's Private Prison Contracting Act of 1986, however, authorizes one single private prison for state inmates.[4] As of 2016 Tennessee technically contracts directly with CCA for inmates held at South Central Correctional Facility. For Hardeman County and two others, the state circumvents the statute by contracting with the local county. In turn the county signs an agreement with CCA.[5]

Whiteville is the location of another prison, the Whiteville Correctional Facility, less than a mile north of HCCF and on the same road. It is also owned and operated by the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), opened in 2002, and also houses medium-security prisoners for the state.[6]

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Coordinates: 35°17′58″N 89°09′08″W / 35.299530°N 89.152154°W / 35.299530; -89.152154