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State Prisons

Morgan County Correctional Complex
541 Wayne Cotton Morgan Drive
P.O. Box 2000
Wartburg, Tennessee 37887
(Morgan County)
(423) 346-1300

*Use P.O. Box 2000 for inmate correspondence.

The Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) is located on the Cumberland Plateau in East Tennessee. MCCX serves as a reception/classification center for 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 facility can house 2,441 inmates.  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.

Morgan County Correctional Complex


- Impact of Crime on Victims
- GED Testing
- Substance Abuse Treatment
- Community Service Work Crews
- Pro-Social Life Skills Classes
- Career Readiness
- Pre-Release Programming


"The Impact of Crime on Victims" program has graduated more than 200 inmates. The program was made possible in part through a grant from the National Institute of Corrections.

MCCX also boasts an 81.4% pass rate on GED testing for inmates.

Substance abuse 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.


From I-40 East (Harriman):  Travel I-40 East to Exit 347. Take U.S. Highway 27 North from Harriman to Wartburg.  Go approximately 16 miles.  Turn right at the first stop light (junction Highway 62 East.)  Follow Highway 62 East for approximately two miles.  Turn left onto Flat Fork Road.  Follow road for approximately two miles to MCCX/Morgan Site.

From Knoxville:  Travel I-40 to Exit 347 (Harriman).  Take Highway 61/27 through Harriman.  Take Highway 27 at split of Highway 27/61 to Wartburg.  At the stop light, turn right onto Highway 62.  Go approximately five miles.

From Oak Ridge:  Travel I-40 to Oak Ridge Exit.  Take Solway to Highway 62.  Go through Oak Ridge to Oliver Spring.  Turn right at stop light.  Follow Highway 62 for approximately 12 miles.

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