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Silverdale Detention Center

Silverdale Detention Center

Customer base: Hamilton County, Tennessee - Facility Type: Multi-Security, Managed since 1984
7609 Standifer Gap Rd., P.O. Box 23148, Chattanooga, TN 37422
Phone: 423-892-0921 Fax: 423-894-5425

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Chris Howard, Warden

Facility Leader: Chris Howard, Warden

Chris Howard was named warden at Silverdale Detention Center in March 2015. Previously, Howard was assistant warden at Silverdale. He also served as assistant warden at Citrus County Detention Facility. Howard joined CoreCivic in 1997 as a records clerk at Cimarron Correctional Facility and later became a correctional counselor at North Fork Correctional Facility. He served as unit manager at David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center, where he was also executive assistant and program manager. Howard holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Langston University.

Community Activities

Veterans of Foreign Wars; Boy Scouts of America - Cherokee Area Council; Parent Teachers Association; Widow and Widower Support Group; Lady Shriners of North America; Various Volunteer Fire Departments; Chattanooga Community Kitchen; Teen Challenge; Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers; Orange Grove Center (mentally disabled children); American Lung Association; Chattanooga Blood Assurance; St. Jude Research Hospital; Vietnam Veterans - Chapter 203; Chambliss Children's Home; Big Brother; Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce

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National Correctional Officers & Employees Week: Floyd Davis, Jr., Chaplain

May 12, 2017

Chaplain Floyd Davis, Jr. takes pride in the bonds of trust he has built with inmates and staff at Silverdale Detention Facility in Chattanooga, Tenn. He has been with CoreCivic for nine years and … read more

Facility PREA Information

The following information is provided in accordance with PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003). Learn more

Compliance Manager: Bryon Ponds, Assistant Warden

Third Party Reporting Method(s):

External parties (such as inmate family members or other outside contacts) can call the Ethics Hotline at 1-866-757-4448 or they can report a PREA allegation directly by calling the facility at 423-892-0921. They can also forward a letter to:

ATTN: Managing Director, Facility Operations
10 Burton Hills Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37215

Facility PREA Policy (14-2): Download

PREA Audit Date or Scheduled Audit Date: December 7-9, 2015

PREA Audit Report: Download

For media inquiries please consult Marianne Fry, the Public Information Officer for this facility.