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West Tennessee Detention Facility

Customer base: U.S. Marshals Service - Facility Type: Multi-Security, Owned since 1990
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6299 Finde Naifeh Jr. Drive, P.O. Box 509, Mason, TN 38049
Phone: 901-294-3060 Fax: 901-294-2936

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Jerry Wardlow, Warden

Facility Leader: Jerry Wardlow, Warden

Jerry Wardlow was named warden at West Tennessee Detention Facility in April 2021. 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 West Tennessee Detention Facility, Metro-Davidson County Detention 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

Tipton County Chamber of Commerce; Southern States Correctional Association; Mason Police Department (Reserves); North American Association of Wardens and Carl Perkins Center; Bureau of Prison's Mid-Atlantic Division; local Lions Club; local March of Dimes; Kwanis International; Fraternal Order of Police, Covington Chapter.

Facility Awards

Received plaque from March of Dimes; Received Emerald Award and plaque from the Carl Perkins Abuse Prevention Center; Publication in Salvation Army newsletter for donating to a needy family at Christmas.

Facility PREA Information

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

Compliance Manager: Shameka Bivens, Assistant Warden


Third Party Reporting Method(s):

CALL: USMS Office of Inspector General (OIG): 1-800-869-4499



United States Marshal Service

Office of Inspector General

950 Pennsylvania Ave, Room 4706
Washington, DC 20537



Warden West Tennessee Detention Facility

P.O. Box 509 Mason, TN 38049


CALL: Facility PREA Compliance Manager at 901-294-3060


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


CALL: Mason TN Police Department at 901- 294-2100


Facility PREA Policy (14-2): Download

PREA Audit Date: June 25-27, 2018

PREA Audit Report: Download

PREA Audit Date: August 17-19, 2015

PREA Audit Report: Download

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