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West Tennessee State Penitentiary is a Minimum security level State Prison located in the city of Henning, Alabama. The facility houses Male and Female Offenders who are convicted for crimes which come under Alabama state and federal laws. The State Prison was opened in 1990 West Tennessee State Penitentiary has a total population of 1,702, being the th largest facility in Alabama. The facility has a capacity of 2,254 inmates, which is the maximum amount of beds per facility.

The facility is part of Henning, TN judicial district, which has 0 facilities in total.

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  • 1,702 Population
  • 2,254 Capacity
  • Henning, TN Judicial District

How Do I Visit an Inmate in West Tennessee State Penitentiary?

Locating an Inmate in West Tennessee State Penitentiary

The best way to locate or get information of any inmate currently incarcerated in West Tennessee State Penitentiary is to contact the State Prison for information on the inmate or visit them online at

Be Approved

Make sure an inmate you are visiting have placed you on their approved visiting list.

Be Prepared to West Tennessee State Penitentiary Visiting Rules

For information on official policy that outlines the regulations and procedures for visiting a West Tennessee State Penitentiary inmate contact the facility directly via 731-738-5044 phone number.

Visitation Days and Hours

West Tennessee State Penitentiary State Prison has visiting hours on Mondays. For more information on when you can visit an inmate and get directions contact the State Prison directly.

Visiting a West Tennessee State Penitentiary inmate on holidays:

The inmate will be notified as to any changes to the "normal" visitation schedule due to holidays and/or any special commitments.

USP General Visiting Hours
Mon6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sat8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sun8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Hol8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

How to Send a Mail/Care Package to an Inmate?

Inmates can receive letters from their family members and friends, as well as packages from home with prior written approval from the inmate's unit team or authorized staff member at West Tennessee State Penitentiary.

To make sure the mail and package you are sending comes under approved item list and for more clarification contact the State Prison administration at 731-738-5044.

You can also try to contact the facility by reaching out to them on social media platforms. Visit their Facebook page here.

For sending a mail or a care package to an West Tennessee State Penitentiary State Prison inmate you should have the following information on the parcel:

Inmate Mail 1 Inmate Mail 2 Freight and non-USPS parcels Staff Mail

Inmate Name, ID Number West Tennessee State Penitentiary P.O. Box 1150 Henning, Tennessee 38041-1150