Morgan County Correctional Complex

The Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) is located in East Tennessee. A major expansion of the complex was completed in 2009. The prison includes 500,000 square feet and sits on 65 acres. 

MCCX is designed as medium security, with 120 beds designated for maximum security. The prison can house 2,441 offenders. With the completion of the MCCX expansion, the Brushy Mountain Correctional Complex was closed and resulted in a $3.6 million savings to the State of Tennessee.

MCCX is one of Morgan County's largest employers with 744 employees.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Morgan County Correctional Complex are 8:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays, and 6:30pm to 8:30 pm on Thursdays. 

They will stop processing visitors between 10:00 and 11:00 am for count. Visitor processing stops at 2:00pm.

Visiting Applications

Click here for the Visitation Handbook. This 14-page document will tell you everything you need to know about visiting your inmate at Morgan County Correctional Complex, including dress codes and search procedures. If you have any questions, please call the contact line below.

Contact #:  (423) 346-1300, ext. 1390 or 1391 (ask for visitation office)

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.

When visiting Morgan County Correctional Complex, vehicles must be secured in the parking lot.  All doors must be locked and all windows rolled completely up.  Animals may not be left in a vehicle with a window cracked. Failure to fully secure your vehicle may result in your visit being denied.  


If you try to bring contraband inside their prisons, you will face harsh consequences including:

  • Permanent loss of visitation privilege
  • Posting of a substantial bond to get out of jail
  • Forfeiture of vehicle if contraband is found inside
  • Payment to an attorney to defend you at trial
  • A felony record
  • Loss of privilege of possessing a firearm

The Department of Correction will pursue criminal prosecution against both visitors and staff that refuse to adhere to the law.

Physical Address

Morgan County Correctional Complex
541 Wayne Cotton Morgan Drive
Wartburg, Tennessee 37887

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General Phone Number

(423) 346-1300

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
Morgan County Correctional Complex
P.O. Box 2000
Wartburg, Tennessee 37887

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at Morgan County Correctional Complex, 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 Morgan County Correctional Complex. 


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

Programs available include: Impact of Crime on Victims, GED Testing, Community Service Work Crews, Pro-Social Life Skills, Career Readiness and Pre-Release Programming. Substance Use Treatment is offered as a full-time modified therapeutic community assignment. Class duration is six months and accommodates approximately 100 individuals per year.

Community Service crews from MCCX provide thousands of hours of labor to local government and non-profit organizations each year.


The Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) educational system is approved by the Tennessee Department of Education. TDOC School District's Adult Education Program includes three educational career paths that helps students get the essential skills and credentials they need to be productive workers, family members, and citizens.  

TDOC provides Adult Basic Education (ABE), Career and Technical Education (CTE), and Post-Secondary Education (PSE), along with library services at each of the state correctional facilities.  

Adult Basic Education (ABE) is designed to serve students in improving their basic skills in reading, mathematics, writing, social studies, and science in preparation of taking the high school equivalency exam. To advance or promote from one level to the next, students must show competence of the College and Career Readiness Standards and/or achievement of an applicable Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) score. As students matriculate through the ABE program levels, classes become more rigorous and an increase in the depths of knowledge is expanded. Classes are designed for the student as a prerequisite for taking the state recognized High School Equivalency (HSE) test.

Career Technical Education (CTE) is a post-secondary program that offers rigorous and relevant instruction to prepare individuals for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, and high-demand careers. For CTE and post-secondary programs, students must have a high school diploma or equivalency, except for Career Exploration and Career Management for Success.  

CTE programs are aligned with a positive employment outlook within the State of Tennessee, providing industry-recognized certification and an employment pathway to a livable wage:

  • Automotive Mechanical Technology
  • Barbering
  • Carpentry Core and Phases I & II
  • Computer Aided Design and Drafting
  • Computer Applications and Literacy
  • Construction Core
  • Cosmetology
  • Electrical Core and Phases I & II
  • Foundation of Culinary Arts Phases I, II, & III
  • HVAC and Refrigeration Core and Phases I & II
  • Landscaping/Horticulture/Grounds Keeping
  • Leisure Craft/Small Engine Technology
  • Masonry Core and Phases I & II
  • Painting Core, Phases I & II
  • Plumbing Core and Phases I & II
  • Welding
  • *CTE Courses of Instruction, Non-Post-Secondary:
  • Career Exploration
  • Career Management for Success

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Careers at Morgan County Correctional Complex

To find out more information about a career with the Tennessee Department of Corrections and available jobs at Morgan County Correctional Complex, click here.