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CoreCivic’s South Central prison facility marks 30th year

Thirty-year South Central Correctional Center employees Christie Simmons, Danny Dodd, Stanley Wilbanks, Randall Runions, Grady Perry, Richard Daniel, Laura Templeton and Maria Bailey.

CoreCivic’s South Central Correctional Center marked 30 years of providing private prison services to Tennessee and the Clifton area community. To commemorate the prison facility’s milestone, staff enjoyed cake, refreshments and fellowship last month.
CoreCivic said the facility employs approximately 290 people from the local area and contributes about $2.3 million into the local economy in the form of property taxes, utilities and other civic fees.
“While South Central celebrates 30 years of what we believe to be a positive impact on the Clifton community, we also celebrate 30 years of helping incarcerated individuals build successful paths to reentry so they can flourish when they leave our care,” said Grady Perry, warden at South Central.
According to CoreCivic, South Central has continued to build up its reentry program offerings since its opening in 1992.
Today, incarcerated people have the opportunity to enroll in an array of programming types, including academic and vocational education, faith-based, and treatment and behavioral. There are currently 17 different reentry programs offered at South Central, the Brentwood, Tennessee based company said.
“We are grateful that CoreCivic’s South Central facility has had the opportunity to serve the Clifton community for so many years, and we look forward to the ways we can continue to serve and contribute to the well-being of this community in the years to come,” said Perry.


  1. Dan West on March 2, 2022 at 3:52 pm

    Probably the worst prison in Tennessee.
    The inmates run the prison. Do what they want and laugh at the staff.

    • Ohio on March 18, 2022 at 12:53 am

      Been there, and nearly every other prison in Tennessee. South Central was the worst I saw an officer get butchered and stomped, and the other officers were too scared to break through the croud to help.

  2. That’s my dad!!! on March 3, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    Those are good and dedicated people

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