Morgan County Correctional Complex

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Morgan County Correctional Complex
Location541 Wayne Cotton Morgan Drive
Wartburg, Tennessee
Security classMaximum
Managed byTennessee Department of Corrections

Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) is a maximum security prison in unincorporated Morgan County, near Wartburg, Tennessee, operated by the Tennessee Department of Correction. It opened in 1980. An expansion completed in 2009 increased its capacity to 2,500 prisoners. The prison is accredited by the American Correctional Association. The current warden is Mike Parris.[1]

When the Brushy Mountain Correctional Complex closed in June 2009, its functions and most inmates and staff were transferred to the Morgan County Correctional Complex.[2][3]

Notable prisoners[edit]

  • Steven Hugueley was sentenced to death in 2003 for stabbing a prison counselor at Hardeman County Correctional Center. He used a homemade knife, stabbing the counselor 36 times until the knife broke. Hugueley had killed before: his mother in 1986 and a prison inmate in 1992. He tried to take the life of another prisoner in 1998. He was found dead in 2021, days after the state requested an execution date for him.[5]


  1. ^ [1], Tennessee Department of Correction.
  2. ^ Brushy Mountain Closing Ceremony Archived 2009-07-24 at the Wayback Machine, Tennessee Department of Correction press release, June 2009
  3. ^ Todd South, Bars closing on Brushy Mountain after 113 years, Chattanooga Times Free Press, April 5, 2009
  4. ^ "Perry A. March". Tennessee Department of Correction. Retrieved August 15, 2016.
  5. ^ Timms, Mariah. "Tennessee death row inmate found dead days after state requests execution date". The Tennessean. Retrieved 2022-04-21.

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Coordinates: 36°06′48″N 84°32′21″W / 36.11333°N 84.53917°W / 36.11333; -84.53917