Tennessee Prison For Women
Warden Gloria M. Gross
*Use the zip code 37218-3302 for offender correspondence.
3881 Stewarts Lane
Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0468
The Tennessee Prison for Women (TPFW), located in Nashville, is the primary prison for female offenders in the state. TPFW is a diagnostic center for females entering into the system.
The prison houses female offenders with custody levels ranging from minimum to maximum. It currently houses one death row female offender. The primary designation is that of a level IV prison.
TPFW offers a multitude of educational and vocational programs to meet the rehabilitative needs of the offenders. Educational programs include adult basic education, high school equivalency testing and special education classes. Vocational classes include computer application and literacy, cosmetology, culinary arts and career management for success. Lipscomb University offers classes that allow offenders to achieve a college degree while incarcerated.
TPFW is the only prison in Tennessee to offer the BEST (Building Entrepreneurship for Success in Tennessee) program. This program seeks to empower individuals with the knowledge of starting their own business upon release from custody and to give them the knowledge of being great employees and giving back to the community.
TRICOR provides job opportunities for both the main prison and the annex.
Offenders have access to a full range of psychological and treatment programs which include substance use and anger management. TPFW offers a 64-bed intensive drug and alcohol treatment program called the Correctional Recovery Academy. TPFW maintains and operates a fully functioning clinic/infirmary that offers a variety of women services.
TPFW offers a weekend child visitation program which has received national recognition. The program includes grandmothers as well as mothers.