List of Tennessee state prisons

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This is a list of state prisons in Tennessee. It does not include federal prisons or county jails located in the state of Tennessee.

The Tennessee government agency responsible for state prisons is the Tennessee Department of Correction.

Male Facilities[edit]

Closed 2015* Charles Bass Correctional Complex - Nashville - Annex opened in 1946, main facility opened in 1979[2]

Female Facilities[edit]

Decommissioned facilities[edit]

  • Tennessee State Penitentiary - Nashville - Opened near 7th Avenue and Broadway in 1831, moved to Church St. in 1858, final facility opened on Cockrill Bend Blvd. in 1898. TSP was closed by court order and replaced by Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in 1992.[15][16]
  • Cold Creek Correctional Facility - Henning - Operational 1938-1999. An expansion of then West Tennessee High Security Facility allowed the main facilities to close and the minimum security annex to combine with WTHSF to form West Tennessee State Penitentiary.[16]
  • Brushy Mountain Correctional Complex - Petros - Operational 1896-1972, 1976-2009 An expansion of Morgan County Correctional Complex allowed the 113-year-old facility to close.[16][17]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bledsoe County Correctional Complex
  2. ^ http://www.tn.gov/correction/institutions/cbcx.html
  3. ^ http://www.tn.gov/correction/institutions/hccf.html
  4. ^ http://www.tn.gov/correction/institutions/dsnf.html
  5. ^ Morgan County Correctional Complex
  6. ^ Northeast Correctional Complex
  7. ^ Northwest Correctional Complex
  8. ^ Riverbend Maximum Security Institution
  9. ^ South Central Correctional Facility
  10. ^ Turney Center Industrial Complex
  11. ^ West Tennessee State Penitentiary
  12. ^ Whiteville Correctional Facility
  13. ^ Mark H. Luttrell Correctional Center
  14. ^ Tennessee Prison for Women
  15. ^ http://www.tn.gov/correction/institutions/closed/tsp.html
  16. ^ a b c http://www.tn.gov/correction/pdf/HistoricalTimelineRevAug2010.pdf
  17. ^ http://www.tn.gov/correction/institutions/closed/bmcx.html