Hardeman County Correctional Center

Customer base: State of Tennessee - Facility Type: Medium-Security, Managed since 1997
  • Capacity2016
  • ACA AccreditedYes
  • PopulationMale

Facility Leader: Michael J. Donahue, Warden

Michael J. Donahue, Warden Michael J. Donahue was named warden at CCA's Hardeman County Correctional Center in November 2012. He had served as warden at CCA's West Tennessee Detention Facility since December of 2010. Donahue joined CCA in 2009 as an assistant warden at Florence Correctional Center and then transferred to Red Rock Correctional Facility as assistant warden. Before joining CCA, Donahue worked for Connecticut Department of Corrections where he started as a correctional officer and held several management positions including warden and lead warden. He retired from the state of Connecticut after 23 years of service. He holds a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice administration from the University of New Haven and attended the Mercer University School of Law.

Community Activities

The American Cancer Society; The Exchange Club Carl Perkins Center; Lebonhuer Children's Hospital; the Hardeman County Schools System

Facility Awards

HCCF received honors from Quinco Community Health Center as "Volunteer of the Year 1999;" 2000 Blue Ribbon Hall of Fame, Whiteville Elementary School; Tennessee Volunteer Commendation Award (2000), Don Sundquist, Governor; Tennessee Forest Festival Participation Award, 1999; Hardeman County Leadership Award, 1999; Volunteer of the Year 1998-1999, Quinco Mental Heath Center, Helping Hands Drop-in Center American Cancer Society: Most Money Raised by a Team, 1999 & 2000; Best Team Spirit, 1999 & 2000; Bronze Sponsor, 1998; Silver Sponsor, 1999; Platinum Sponsor, 2000; Team Excellence, 1998, 1999 & 2000; Most Original Campsite, 2000; On-site Fundraising Award, 2000; Best Team Participation, 2000 Mid-South Division Team Excellence, 1999 & 2000 Annual Christmas Parades: Best of Show 1997, Hardeman County; Best Overall 1998, Hardeman County; Best Overall 1999, Hardeman County, 2nd place Jackson Christmas Parade, 1999, 1st Place Selmer Christmas Parade, 1999; Best Overall 2000, Hardeman County


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Population: Male