Hardeman County Correctional Center

Hardeman County Correctional Facility is owned by the Hardeman County Correctional Facilities Corporation, which contracts with CoreCivic for management of the prison. TDOC contracts for 1,976 medium security beds at this prison.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting hours at Hardeman County Correctional Facility are on Saturdays, Sundays, and State Holidays. General population hours are 7 am to 2 pm. Protective custody hours are between 8am and 10am. 

The visiting days are split by the alphabet according to the inmates' last name. The letters rotate every three months.

January - March: A-L on Saturday, M-Z on Sunday
April -June: M-Z on Saturday, A-L on Sunday
July-September: A-L on Saturday, M-Z on Sunday
October - December: M-Z on Saturday, A-L on Sunday

Visiting Applications

Click here for the Visitation Handbook to find out everything you need to know about visiting your inmate at Hardeman County Correctional Center. Most TDOC offenders are allowed to visit with friends and family if they fill out the appropriate paperwork and follow the departmental policies and procedures.

Dress Code

Understandably, many visitors do not realize that what they are wearing can impact their ability to visit with their loved one. 

A few general guidelines that apply at every facility include:

  • Skirts and shorts must be knee-length or longer.
  • Only closed-toe shoes are permitted. No sandals or flip-flops.
  • No revealing or low cut shirts. No tank tops or halter tops.
  • No see-though or extremely tight clothing.
  • No strapless dresses. No swimsuits.
  • No gang or obscene messages or designs.
  • No hats or hoodies on shirts.
  • No sunglasses or excessive jewelry.
  • Underwear must be worn at all times, but not visible.
  • Everyone must clear the metal detector.

Visitation Checklist

Before arriving at Hardeman County Correctional Center, think through the following checklist to ensure that you are prepared for visitation. 

___ I am on my inmate’s approved visitation list.

___ I have returned my paperwork and passed the visitation background check. 

___ I have my driver’s license or government ID. 

___ I have planned my visit during the facility’s visitation hours.

___ I have packed facility dress code approved clothes and shoes. 

___ I will clear the metal detector. 

___ I have ensured that my car, purse and pockets are clear of any inappropriate items before entering the facility grounds. 

___ I have checked to see if there are special visitation requirements, such as a scheduled appointment.

Physical Address

Hardeman County Correctional Center
2520 Union Springs Road
Whiteville, Tennessee 38075

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/aUNitj6pJhTT25cKA

General Phone Number

(731) 254-6000

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
Hardeman County Correctional Center
P.O. Box 549
Whiteville, Tennessee 38075

To send mail to an offender, you will need to know their committed name, TOMIS ID number, and name and address of the prison where the offender is being housed. 

If you do not already know the offender's TOMIS ID number, click on FOIL - Inmate Search. You will need the offender's name and possibly a date of birth, if it is a common name.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at Hardeman County Correctional Center, but they do have access to phones during certain hours. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Tennessee, please click here.

How to Send Money

JPay provides several ways to send money to an inmate at Hardeman County Correctional Center. 


To send money online with a credit or debit card, click here. It's the quickest and easiest way to send money.


You can send money by phone using your credit or debit card. Call (800) 574-5729 to speak with a live agent 24/7.

Walk-In Cash

To send money using cash, visit any MoneyGram agent location and use receive code 6188. Click here to get a list of nearby MoneyGram locations.

Money Orders

All money orders must be sent with a deposit slip to:

P.O. Box 279010
Miramar, FL 33027

Money order deposits slips are available in English and Spanish.

Programs For Inmates

Offenders participate in academic and vocational programs, mental health programs, and various work programs much as they do at TDOC owned and operated prisons.

Two TDOC staff members are located on-site to monitor contract compliance and provide for those functions not delegated to private entities under state law.

From the moment an inmate enters the facility, the staff will focus on preparing them for a successful release and life outside the facility. A large part of this preparation is accomplished through the reentry program offerings.

Inmates may choose to voluntarily participate in facility programs. Or, sometimes, an inmate is required to participate in a program due to a court order or state requirement.  Either way, CCA offers programs designed to help inmates prepare and grow on many levels – personally, academically and professionally

The classes offer opportunities to learn life skills, job skills, certificates of employability and even diplomas. When inmates earn degrees, facility staff, friends, and family members celebrate with a formal graduation ceremony. Encouragement and support are so important.

A sampling of offerings include:

  • Adult basic education
  • GED classes and testing
  • English as a Second Language
  • Addictions treatment programs and support groups
  • Religious study and worship 
  • Vocational classes and certifications such as masonry, electrical and carpentry
  • Parenting and financial management classes

In addition, the facility has a chaplain and community volunteers who provide many religious services and programs throughout each week. Some facilities offer a residential faith-based program for inmates committed to deeper study.

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Careers at Hardeman County Correctional Center

To find out more information about a career with CCA and available jobs at Hardeman County Correctional Center, click here.