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.