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Photo of Warden Mike Parris

Northwest Correctional Complex
960 State Route 212
Tiptonville, Tennessee 38079
(Lake County)
(731) 253-5000


Warden Mike Parris

Northwest Correctional Complex Administrative Entrance

The Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) site is one of three prototypically designed facilities in Tennessee. The Lake County Regional Correctional Facility (LCRCF) site is the primary educational institution for the TDOC. The educational program includes special education services, Adult Basic Education, preparation for GED testing, Title 1, and vocational education programs.

Due to the lack of industry at NWCX, focus has been placed on education and community service. Over 100,000 hours of community service work are provided to state and local government and non-profit agencies each year by this complex.


I-40 West to Jackson Exit #79 (Dyersburg-Alamo).  Take Highway 412 West.  Go approximately 45 miles on Highway 412 to I-155 (St. Louis).  Get off I-155 at Exit #13 (Tiptonville, Highway 78).  Go North on Highway 78 for approximately 33 miles to Tiptonville.  Institutions are approximately 4 miles North from Tiptonville on Highway 78.  Get a Map from MapQuest