West Tennessee State Penitentiary

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West Tennessee State Penitentiary
Location480 Green Chapel Road
Henning, Tennessee
Statusopen
Managed byTennessee Department of Correction

West Tennessee State Penitentiary (WTSP) is a Tennessee Department of Correction prison located in unincorporated Lauderdale County, Tennessee, near Henning.[1] Site #1 of WTSP formerly housed the Cold Creek Correctional Facility.[2]

The West Tennessee High Security Facility (WTHSF) became operational in 1990.[3] In 1999 the Cold Creek Correctional Facility (CCCF) closed. CCCF was replaced by a medium security complex built next to WTHSF. The two complexes and the CCCF minimum security annex were operationally combined and became the WTSP.[4]

Notable inmates[edit]

Notable prisoners held at the facility include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "West Tennessee State Penitentiary." Tennessee Department of Correction. Retrieved on September 26, 2010.
  2. ^ "Risk Management." Tennessee Department of Treasury. Retrieved on September 26, 2010. "249 West TN State Penitentiary - Site #1 (formerly Cold Creek Correctional Facility - Fort Pillow)"
  3. ^ "HISTORICAL TIMELINE - (1700 - 2003)." Tennessee Department of Correction. 12 (12/16). Retrieved on September 26, 2010.
  4. ^ "HISTORICAL TIMELINE - (1700 - 2003)." Tennessee Department of Correction. 14 (14/16). Retrieved on September 26, 2010.
  5. ^ "Cobbins transferred to maximum-security prison". www.knoxnews.com.

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Coordinates: 35°40′13″N 89°44′48″W / 35.67028°N 89.74667°W / 35.67028; -89.74667