Facility Leader: Jerry Wardlow, Warden
Jerry Wardlow was named warden at the Hardeman County Correctional Facility in February 2023. He previously served as warden at West Tennessee Detention Facility. Wardlow joined CoreCivic in 1997 as a correctional officer at formerly CoreCivic-managed Metro-Davidson County Detention Facility, where he held multiple roles of increasing responsibility, including assistant shift supervisor, shift supervisor, chief of security and chief of unit management, before his promotion to assistant warden at Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility in 2010. Prior to becoming warden, Wardlow has served as assistant warden at Metro-Davidson County Detention Facility, West Tennessee Detention Facility, Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility, and Trousdale Turner Correctional Center. Wardlow holds a bachelor's degree in health education from Middle Tennessee State University. He served in the United States Marine Corps for eight years.