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West Tennessee State Penitentiary

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Warden Johnny Fitz


West Tennessee State Penitentiary

480 Green Chapel Road

P.O. Box 1150

Henning, Tennessee 38041-1150

(Lauderdale County)

(731) 738-5044

*Use P.O. Box 1150 for inmate correspondence.

West Tennessee State Penitentiary (WTSP) Site 2 is a time-building prison with a mission to serve the public by managing adult male offenders classified as maximum, medium and minimum custody.  WTSP provides a secure environment along with educational and vocational opportunities.  WTSP provides a Security Management Unit (SMU) program for close custody offenders.

Educational and vocational programs available are HiSet (formerly GED), adult basic education, college correspondence courses, microcomputer technology class, as well as HVAC, small engines and masonry.  WTSP also has TRICOR operations which consist of farming and a textile plant.

For information on the new Women's Therapeutic Center also located at this site, click on the link under Related Links.