Women's Therapeutic Residential Center

The Women's Therapeutic Residential Center (WTRC) is a time building prison with a mission to provide a healthy, safe and secure environment within which gender-responsive treatment, educational services, career development and reentry services focus on changing criminal behavior.  

The facility is operated at the West Tennessee State Penitentiary, Site 1. WTRC is a modified women's therapeutic residential community behavioral model program that serves female offenders. It is a highly structured environment where peer interaction mediated through a variety of group processes is emphasized as the medium for change.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visitation for general population will occur on the following days and time: Monday 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Holidays 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Monday night visitation is allowed only for the purpose of providing visitation privileges to inmates who are unable to visit on weekends due to work schedules or other conflicts. Inmates who visit on Saturday or Sunday will not be allowed to visit on Monday night.

Visiting Applications

Click here for the Visitation Handbook to find out everything you need to know about visiting your inmate at Women's Therapeutic Residential 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.

Applications should be mailed to:

Associate Warden of Security - (WTRC)
Women’s Therapeutic Residential Center
P.O. Box 1150
Henning, TN 38041

All visitors, regardless of age, other than attorneys and clergymen (who are pre-approved by the chaplain), must have an approved Visitation application on file which contains a current photograph. 

Applications must be filled out completely and mailed to the address above. As noted on the Visitation application, all visitor applicants are subject to a NCIC background check. If there are any questions, concerns, complaints or referrals, please call 731-738-5044, ext. 3229.

Only four adult visitors will be allowed to visit at any given time. 

Visiting rules

Visitors are not allowed to bring in any type of electronic devices (e.g., cellular phones/watches, beepers, etc., unless approved by Warden). 

Visitors will not be allowed to leave any items with the checkpoint officer. Officers will not be responsible for any items that may be left at the checkpoint by visitors. 

Visitors are not allowed to deliver correspondence, money, printed material or packages to inmates. All such items shall be mailed. 

All visitors requesting to pick up packages for inmates must report to the checkpoint no later than 8:00 p.m. on Mondays and 3:00 p.m. on weekends/holidays. 

Visitors found with contraband, which is in violation of the law or departmental policy are subject to being detained for local law enforcement officials. Any contraband found during a search will be cause for denial of the visit for that day.

For a complete list of visiting rules, refer to the visitation handbook.

Dress Code

Visitors are required to dress in attire that is not provocative or offensive to others. Clothing must fit in an appropriate manner. Visitors must wear undergarments and appropriate footwear. Shorts, skirts, and dresses must be no shorter than three inches above the knee.

The following types of clothing are specifically prohibited. 

1. Spandex or spandex type garments. 

2. Any clothing that is transparent or translucent in nature. 

3. Sleeveless shirts or strapless dresses, or any clothing that exposes a bare chest, upper arms, or midriff. 

4. Backless/wraparound dresses, skirts, blouses, jackets, or other “covering” will not be permitted in order to cover these above areas. 

5. Any camouflage type attire (even just a small amount, or as an accent color). 

6. Clothing with logos that contain pictures, slogans, vulgarity, tobacco/alcohol references, or those that contain signs or symbols of any security threat groups (STG), or any clothing determined by the processing officer to be associated with any STG. The association may be made by color combinations, designs or logos affixed to the clothing, or even the manner in which it is worn. 

7. Cut off pants/shorts of any kind. No fraying is allowed. 

8. Any garment which has rips in them, manufactured that way or personalized, for example; holes in the knees or buttocks of pants, t-shirt with the neckline cut out. 

9. Bandanas of any kind.

During the winter months, visitors will be allowed to dress according to the weather; however, an excessive amount of clothing will not be tolerated. 

Visitors will be allowed to take the following items into the visitation area: 

1. Keys 

2. Identification cards 

3. Diapers 

4. Plastic baby bottles with milk (formula MUST be premixed) 

5. Unopened, sealed baby food (no glass containers) 

Visitors shall leave all other items in their personal vehicle. 

Debit Vending Machines

There is a one-time fee of $3 for the purchase/activation of a debit card. You MUST purchase this card with a $5 bill. Debit cards will be credited in $1.00 increments. Additional credits may be added to the card as needed. This debit card is the personal property of the visitor and the visitor is responsible for this card. No cash or coins will be permitted in the visitation area. The visitation staff is not responsible for loss of money in either the debit card or vending machines. 

Video Visitation

What To Expect:

  • Talk face-to-face in real time (internet speeds could affect the video quality)
  • Choose from a selection of dates/times available (sessions are up to 30 minutes.)
  • Schedule your visit in advance.
  • Sessions are $9.95 each.

How It Works:

  • Make sure you are on the offenders' visitation list.
  • Test your computer or laptop to make sure that it is set up to accept video visitation (webcam, mic and internet connection).
  • Log into your JPay account (one will need to be set up if you don't already have one.)
  • Select Schedule Visit.
  • Select a day/time.
  • Pay for the video visitation (this must be done in advance.)  You will receive a confirmation email once the day/time has been approved by the prison.
  • Log back into JPay on the scheduled day/time.

Physical Address

Women's Therapeutic Residential Center
480 Green Chapel Road
Henning, Tennessee 38041-1150

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/uHeYw4EodQ8Mc1UQ8

General Phone Number

(731) 738-5044

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
Women's Therapeutic Residential Center
P.O. Box 1150
Henning, Tennessee 38041-1150

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 Women's Therapeutic Residential 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 Women's Therapeutic Residential 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

Adult Basic Education (ABE)

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)

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:

  • Computer Aided Design and Drafting
  • Computer Applications and Literacy
  • Construction Core
  • Cosmetology
  • Foundation of Culinary Arts Phases I, II, & III
  • Landscaping/Horticulture/Grounds Keeping

  • CTE Courses of Instruction, Non-Post-Secondary:
  • Career Exploration
  • Career Management for Success

Weekend Child Visitation (When Available)

Weekend child visitation is available for offenders meeting the required criteria. An approved application must be on file before weekend visitation is granted. The age requirement for child visitation is between three (3) months and ten (10) years of age (up to tenth birthday). 

If approved, the child may visit from 5:00-7:00 pm Friday through 3:30 pm Sunday. The child must be picked up no later than 3:30 pm on Sunday. No children that are sick or on medication will be allowed to visit. It is the offender’s responsibility to maintain control and constant supervision of her child(ren). Failure to maintain control or to properly supervise visiting children may result in suspension of this privilege.

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Careers at Women's Therapeutic Residential Center

To find out more information about a career with the Tennessee Department of Corrections and available jobs at Women's Therapeutic Residential Center, click here.