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.