Northwest Correctional Complex

Warden Mike Parris                    Northwest Correctional Complex


Warden Mike Parris


960 State Route 212
Tiptonville, Tennessee 38079
(Lake County)
(731) 253-5000

The Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) site is one of five prototypically designed prisons in Tennessee. The Lake County site is the primary educational prison for the TDOC. The educational program includes special education services, Adult Basic Education, preparation for GED testing, Title 1, and vocational education programs.

Due to the lack of industry at NWCX, focus has been placed on education and community service. Over 100,000 hours of community service work are provided to state and local government and non-profit agencies each year by this complex.