West Tennessee Detention Facility

Customer base: U.S. Marshals Service; Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Department of Homeland Security - Facility Type: Multi-Security, Owned since 1990
  • Capacity600
  • PopulationMale

Facility Leader: Tammy Ford, Warden

Tammy Ford, Warden Tammy Ford became warden at West Tennessee Detention Facility in 2013. Ford joined CCA in 1997 as a correctional officer at Northeast Ohio Correctional Center, where she also served as a senior correctional officer, correctional counselor, unit manager, shift supervisor, compliance coordinator and SORT member. She was promoted to assistant warden at Hardeman County Correctional Facility and later served in the same role at Northeast Ohio, Metro-Davidson County Detention Facility and Whiteville Correctional Facility. While working at CCA, she was a police officer at the Southwest Municipal Police Department. Prior to joining CCA, Ford worked as a youth development aide at the Pennsylvania State Youth Development Center. She holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Youngstown State University.

Community Activities

Tipton County Chamber of Commerce; Southern States Correctional Association; Mason Police Department (Reserves); North American Association of Wardens and Carl Perkins Center; Bureau of Prison's Mid-Atlantic Division; local Lions Club; local March of Dimes; Kwanis International; Fraternal Order of Police, Covington Chapter.

Facility Awards

Received plaque from March of Dimes; Received Emerald Award and plaque from the Carl Perkins Abuse Prevention Center; Publication in Salvation Army newsletter for donating to a needy family at Christmas.


For media inquiries please consult Lori Counts, the Public Information Officer for this facility.

Population: Male