South Central Correctional Center

Customer base: Tennessee Department of Corrections - Facility Type: Medium Security, Managed since 1992
  • Capacity1676
  • ACA AccreditedYes
  • PopulationMale

Facility Leader: Cherry Lindamood, Warden

Cherry Lindamood, Warden Cherry Lindamood was initially named warden at CCA South Central Correctional Center in 2005, and she assumed this role again in 2015. She has also served as warden and assistant warden at CCA Whiteville Correctional Facility. Lindamood began working in the corrections field as a counselor at the Lake County Correctional Facility. During her time in West Tennessee, Lindamood worked her way up to unit manager, associate warden and eventually deputy warden for Northwest Correctional Complex. Most recently, before joining CCA, Lindamood served as warden of Tennessee's largest women's prison (Tennessee Prison for Women) from summer of 2001 until 2004. Her total career with the Tennessee Department of Correction spanned more than 18 years. Lindamood graduated from Murray State University with a bachelor's degree in science.

Community Activities

South Central Correctional Center supports several local organizations; High School Boys and Girls Soccer Coaches; Wayne County Chamber of Commerce; Clifton City Chamber of Commerce; Dixie Youth Baseball Board for Wayne County and coaching positions; Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squads; Family's First; Elders and Deacons of local churches.

Facility Awards

ACA Accreditation and Reaccreditation in 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003 and 2006; 2001 Tennessee Department of Environmental Safety; Numerous CCA Community Service Awards

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Population: Male