West Tennessee Detention Facility is located in the city of Mason, Tennessee which has a population of 1,608 (as of 2013) residents. This Detention Facility is classified as a Private Facility facility located at 6299 Finde Naifeh Jr. Drive, P.O. Box 509, Mason, TN 38049. It has a strengthened perimeter fence, rows of triple razor wire on double fencing and electronic detection systems to ensure inmates stay within the confined areas within the facility. Each cell is either one or two-man units. The medium classification means that the inmates are supervised 24/7 with controlled movements. Medium and security prisons house more serious offenders, but inmates can also be sent to serve time in a lower security facility for things like good behavior at the end of a sentence.This prison has a capacity of 600 inmates, which means this is the maximum amount of beds per facility. West Tennessee Detention Facility began processing inmates once the original construction was completed and service started in 1990 but may have been expanded or renovated since that time, to accommodate the growing prison population. Prisoners are housed in separate areas depending on the crimes they committed, their current risk assessment, and their behavior. This facility is currently under the supervision of Warden Arvil Chapman and houses male offenders.
To help inmates prepare themselves to rejoin the wider community, offers a wide range of work and treatment programs. This facility is part of the private prison partnership companies that are the providers of correctional, detention, and community reentry services with hundreds of facilities, and a couple hundred thousand beds. They may own the actual facility or manage the property on behalf of the local, state or federal government agency on a contract basis. They commit inmates and then pay a monthly or daily rate for each prisoner confined in the facility. Their goal is to serve those assigned to their care through a wide range of diversified services including the design, construction and financing of state and federal prisons, detention centers, community reentry facilities, and other special needs institutions as well as the provision of community supervision services, with cutting-edge electronic monitoring technologies. Federal and state government has a long history of contracting out specific services to private firms, including medical services, food preparation, vocational training, and inmate transportation. As the prison population has expanded from new immigration initiatives and the "war on drugs" from the 80s the governments' increased use of incarceration has caused prison overcrowding and an ever-increasing burden on local, state, and federal governments to control costs.
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West Tennessee Detention Facility
6299 Finde Naifeh Jr. Drive,
P.O. Box 509, Mason, TN 38049