Whiteville Correctional Facility

Customer base: Tennessee Department of Corrections - Facility Type: Medium Security, Owned since 1998
  • Capacity1536
  • ACA AccreditedYes
  • PopulationMale

Facility Leader: Tammy Ford, Warden

Tammy Ford, Warden Tammy Ford became warden at Whiteville Correctional Facility in 2015. Ford joined CCA in 1997 as a correctional officer at Northeast Ohio Correctional Center, where she also served as a senior correctional officer, correctional counselor, unit manager, shift supervisor, compliance coordinator and SORT member. She was promoted to assistant warden at Hardeman County Correctional Facility and later served in the same role at Northeast Ohio, Metro-Davidson County Detention Facility and Whiteville. She was promoted to warden at West Tennessee Detention Facility. While working at CCA, she was a police officer at the Southwest Municipal Police Department. Prior to joining CCA, Ford worked as a youth development aide at the Pennsylvania State Youth Development Center. She holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Youngstown State University.

Community Activities

American Cancer Society; Relay for Life/Leadership Hardeman County Training/Carl Perkins Center for Child Abuse Prevention/HOSTS; Helping One Student to Succeed; Program at Whiteville Elementary School/Annual Fingerprint-Identification Cards for Parents; Hardeman County Board of Education Training (in-service); Hardeman County Foster Child Association

Related Stories

West Tennessee Helps Make a Child's Wish Come True
July 21, 2016
It’s been said that some of the best gifts are the ones that are given away. For staff at CCA West Tennessee Detention Facility in Mason Tenn., that sentiment hit home in a big way recently. … read more

Playing Ball
November 19, 2015
CCA Whiteville Correctional Facility recently hit a home run with the local community when the facility’s employee engagement committee, Stride Right, took on a complete renovation of the city’s … read more

Be a Part of Something Bigger Than Yourself
December 16, 2014
When I was first asked to be a part of the 36-member medical team to travel to Jinotega, Nicaragua, I must admit that I was a bit apprehensive about it. It would mean that I would have to travel with … read more

Facility Focus: Whiteville Correctional Facility
December 10, 2014
The employees at CCA Whiteville Correctional Facility in Whiteville, Tenn., make it a goal to stay actively involved in their community.

They play an enthusiastic role in supporting the Hardeman … read more

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Population: Male