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Hardeman County Correctional Facility

Hardeman County Correctional Facility

Customer base: Tennessee Department of Correction - Facility Type: Medium-Security, Managed since 1997
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2520 Union Springs Road, Whiteville, TN 38075
Phone: 731-254-6000 Fax: 731-254-6060

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Programming Opportunities

Facility Leader: Vince Vantell, Warden

Vince Vantell was named warden at Hardeman County Correctional Facility in April 2022. Previously, he served as warden at Whiteville Correctional Facility. Vantell began his corrections career in 1997 at CoreCivic's Northeast Ohio Correctional Center, where he served in multiple roles with increasing responsibility, including correctional officer, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, assistant chief of security and chief of security. He then transferred to La Palma Correctional Center as chief of unit management, followed by a transfer to Lake Erie Correctional Institution as chief of security. He was promoted to deputy warden at Lake Erie in 2012. He then started as unit management administrator at Northeast Ohio in 2017 before his promotion to assistant warden at Trousdale Turner Correctional Center in 2019.

Vantell holds a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Phoenix.

Community Activities

The American Cancer Society; The Exchange Club Carl Perkins Center; Lebonhuer Children's Hospital; the Hardeman County Schools System

Facility Awards

HCCF received honors from Quinco Community Health Center as "Volunteer of the Year 1999;" 2000 Blue Ribbon Hall of Fame, Whiteville Elementary School; Tennessee Volunteer Commendation Award (2000), Don Sundquist, Governor; Tennessee Forest Festival Participation Award, 1999; Hardeman County Leadership Award, 1999; Volunteer of the Year 1998-1999, Quinco Mental Heath Center, Helping Hands Drop-in Center American Cancer Society: Most Money Raised by a Team, 1999 & 2000; Best Team Spirit, 1999 & 2000; Bronze Sponsor, 1998; Silver Sponsor, 1999; Platinum Sponsor, 2000; Team Excellence, 1998, 1999 & 2000; Most Original Campsite, 2000; On-site Fundraising Award, 2000; Best Team Participation, 2000 Mid-South Division Team Excellence, 1999 & 2000 Annual Christmas Parades: Best of Show 1997, Hardeman County; Best Overall 1998, Hardeman County; Best Overall 1999, Hardeman County, 2nd place Jackson Christmas Parade, 1999, 1st Place Selmer Christmas Parade, 1999; Best Overall 2000, Hardeman County

Facility PREA Information

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

Compliance Manager: Shameka Bivens, Assiistant Facility Director


Third Party Reporting Method(s):

TDOC Commissioner's Office

Headquarters (Facility Support Center) 


Warden's Office:

2520 Union Springs Road

Whiteville, TN 38075

Phone: 731-254-6000


Wo/Men's Resource and Rape Assistance Program (W.R.A.P.): 60 Directors Row, Jackson, TN 38305 | Phone: 1-800-273-8712

Call the CoreCivic Ethics and Compliance Hotline: 1-800-461-9330, or

Facility PREA Policy (14-2): Download

PREA Audit Date or Scheduled Audit Date: March 27-28 2017

PREA Audit Report: Download

PREA Audit Date or Scheduled Audit Date: June 2-4 2020

PREA Audit Report: Download

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