Whiteville Correctional Facility

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Whiteville Correctional Facility
Location 1440 Union Springs Road
Whiteville, Tennessee
Status open
Security class medium security
Capacity 1536
Opened 2002
Managed by CCA

Whiteville Correctional Facility is a privately operated prison for men located in Whiteville, Hardeman County, Tennessee. The facility opened in 2002 and has a capacity of 1536 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 Whiteville 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 Hardeman County Correctional Center, less than a mile south of Whiteville Correctional Facility on the same road. It is also owned and operated by Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), opened in 1997, 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