Whiteville Correctional Facility

Whiteville Correctional Facility (WCFA) is a time-building prison for male inmates with a security designation of minimum to medium. WCFA is managed by CoreCivic, a private corrections management firm.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Each month the last names beginning with letters: A-L, X, Y, Z, and M-W will alternate. Visitation for general population inmates is on Saturday, Sunday, Monday evenings, and designated State Holidays. Scheduled visitation hours will be posted and provided to the inmate population through the in-house TV channel.

The length of the visit will depend upon the current schedules and space availability. Should overcrowding occur, visitors who are first that day may be asked to leave to allow for others to visit. When overcrowding occurs, visitors shall be required to remain in the lobby until space is available in the visiting area.

Visiting Applications

Click here for the Visitation Handbook to find out everything you need to know about visiting your inmate at Whiteville Correctional Facility. 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

Visitors must wear underwear at all times; for females, this includes bras. No thongs or water bras. Also, most underwire bras may not clear the metal detector used at this facility. All visitors must be able to clear the metal detector while fully clothed. 

  • No outer garments manufactured from spandex or spandex-type material.
  • Shoes must be worn at all times. Open-toed shoes and/or sandals; flip-flops or shower shoes may not be worn. No steel toed shoes are allowed. 
  • No tight clothing - body clinging/revealing. Any clothing that is transparent or translucent in nature is not allowed. 
  • No halter, tube or tank tops. All apparel must have sleeves, split sleeves are not allowed. 
  • No hats or bandanas are allowed except for religious headgear (yarmulke/kufi). 
  • Shorts or skirts/dresses are permitted provided the leg is covered to within three (3) inches of the center of the knee in a standing position with the garment worn in the position in which it is intended to be worn. No sundresses, backless, low cut; chest and midriff must be covered at all times, shirts must be long enough to cover the entire upper body.
  • Clothing with logos that contain pictures, slogans or vulgarity, or contain signs or symbols of security threat groups (such as gang-related) or any clothing determined by the officer to be associated with security threat groups is not allowed. The association may be made by color combination, designs or logos affixed to the clothing or how the clothing is being worn. 
  • No beer/alcohol advertisements. 
  • No camouflage attire is allowed. 
  • Prostheses, artificial limbs (plastic or other substances), and cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators shall be allowed and the visitor may be required to present a doctor’s note.
  • Any visitor who has had replacement surgery, etc., that would interfere with clearing a metal detector must present a doctor’s note before being allowed to enter the facility. 
  • Any other item deemed inappropriate by the Shift Supervisor may not be worn.
  • During winter months visitors will be allowed to dress appropriately, however, an excessive amount of clothing will not be permitted. For example, a person would be allowed to wear an undershirt, a long sleeve shirt, and a sweater, but more than one sweater or more than one pair of pants would be considered unacceptable. Lockers are located near the entrance of the visitation gallery. Visitors are required to leave coats in these lockers or leave them in their automobile. 
  • All male visitors are to wear their pants, jeans, or shorts around their waist. No sagging will be allowed. 
  • No denim blue jean pants and denim blue shirt will be worn at the same time. Also no denim blue jeans will be worn with a white T-shirt as the top layer. 
  • No blue jeans with holes that show bare skin allowed.

What items am I allowed to bring to visitation?

  • Debittek vending machine card (no money/coins allowed past checkpoint area). 
  • Baby items - diapers, diaper wipes (no Vaseline or lotions), plastic bottles, sealed jars of baby food (plastic spoon/fork only), no glass or metal items allowed. 
  • Identification 
  • Car keys 

Electronic Communication devices are prohibited. 

Visitation Checklist

Before arriving at Whiteville Correctional Facility, 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.

A valid driver’s license or state issued ID is required for all persons 16 years of age or above. School ID, work ID, social security cards, etc. will not be accepted as proper identification. 

From time to time the institution shall perform a search of all vehicles entering the property. Drug K-9 dogs may be used during these searches. All persons shall be responsible for any contraband items found in their vehicles. 

In the event contraband is found, local and State law enforcement officials may issue written citations, make arrests or confiscate visitors' vehicles and belongings. It is illegal to possess the following on prison property: alcoholic beverages, drugs, any type of medication that cannot be readily identified by being in original containers or producing a prescription, and weapons of any type (firearms, ammunition, knives, etc.). 

Visitors with handgun permits will not be allowed to carry or possess a firearm on facility grounds. Possession of any of these items is a violation of the law and could lead to an arrest.

Physical Address

Whiteville Correctional Facility
1440 Union Springs Road
Whiteville, TN 38075

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/gmVhGyguGQeF6azB8

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
Whiteville Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 679
Whiteville, TN 38075

All correspondence addressed to inmates must be sent by U.S. Postal Service mail. Correspondence sent by other courier or delivery services will be refused. 

Incoming correspondence may include only photographs (no Polaroid-type pictures allowed), clippings from printed materials. No personal checks or cash will be accepted. Always use the inmate's committed name, TDOC number and institutional address when addressing your letters. 

If you do not already know the offender's 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 Whiteville Correctional Facility, but they do have access to phones during certain hours. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Tennessee, please click here.

For emergency notifications, please contact the Chaplain at 731.254.9400 extension 40789.

How to Send Money

JPay provides several ways to send money to an inmate at Whiteville Correctional Facility. 


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

The prison offers cognitive-behavioral residential substance use programs. Other programs include anger management, life skills, family counseling, and pre-release counseling.

Academic programs include HiSet (High School Equivalency Diploma) and Adult Basic Education. Vocational programs include Building Trades, Carpentry, Career Management of Success (CMS), Electrical, HVAC, and Construction Core.

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Careers at Whiteville Correctional Facility

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