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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
Jerry Wardlow, Warden

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.

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: Vacant


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: October 4-6, 2022

PREA Audit Report: Download

PREA Audit Date: June 2-4 2020

PREA Audit Report: Download

PREA Audit Date: March 27-28 2017

PREA Audit Report: Download

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