Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility

Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility

415 U.S. Highway 49 North
Tutwiler, MS 38963
Fax: 662-345-8527

Facility Public Information Officer: Robert Kennedy; 662-345-6567, ext. 52097; robert.kennedy@correctionscorp.com

Facility Type: Male, Maximum-security, Owned since 2000

Warden: Bobby Phillips

Bobby Phillips Bobby Phillips was named warden at CCA's Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility in April 2010. Phillips most recently served as Director of Security at CCA's Facility Support Center. He joined CCA in 1995 as assistant warden at Bartlett State Jail before transferring to the formerly-operated Sanders Estes Unit as assistant warden. He was promoted to warden at the formerly-operated Diboll Correctional Center. Before joining CCA, Phillips spent 11 years with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice where he started as a correctional officer and promoted through the ranks to become a warden. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminology and corrections from Sam Houston State University and a juris doctor degree from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law.

Total beds: 2542

Customer base:

Tallahatchie County (County Jail) and the state of California

ACA Accreditation: Accredited since Septemeber 2005

Tallahatchie County Correctional Canter is located 12 miles South of Clarksdale, MS one and a half miles north of the city of Tutwiler on U.S. Highway 49 and occupies approximately 27 acres of the 149-acre site. Tutwiler, MS is a rural farming community with a population of about 1,800. It is noted to be where "Blues Begin." The current Mayor is Robert Grayson.

Community Relations:

TCCF's Community Relations Committee board and/or members, Otey Sherman, Marvin Doss, Lannie Roberts, Anita Fountain, Robert Rowe, Richard Gardner, Clay McFerrin, Ilanda Pimpton, William Brewer, Tommy Reynolds, Robert Grayson and Jerome Little.

Community Activities:

Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility supports several local organizations: Chamber of Commerce, Sumner MS Rotary Club, Charleston Rotary Club, Citizens' Advisory Club, and more

Visitation Schedule:

County Jail: Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00-8:00 p.m.--male; 8:00-8:30 p.m.--Female; and 8:30-9:00 p.m. segregation.

California: Friday, Saturday, Sunday of each week from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Visitation Rules:

Contact the Records/Visitation Department of the facility.

Tour Contact: Warden Robert Adams [662-345-6567, ext. 2201]

Money Transfer: Download Instructions


MEMPHIS - Hwy 61 South; to Hwy 49 East; from Clarksdale go approx. 12 miles; Facility located on right.

AIRPORT - The Memphis International Airport is located 85 miles from the facility. When leaving the airport, take a left on Winchester, then a left on a left on 49 S and continue for 12 miles to the facility.

CAB COMPANIES - Jerry's Cab Co. Clarksdale, MS 662-624-9222 Jolly Cab Co. Clarksdale, MS 662-624-9259 Walls Limousine Service Walls, MS 662-781-9320

BUS LINES - Delta Bus Lines Clarksdale, MS 662-627-7893

RENTAL CARS - Enterprise Rental Memphis, TN 1-800-325-8007 Edwards Rental Clarksdale, MS 662-624-5965 Raper Auto Clarksdale, MS 662-624-9275

MOTELS: Executive Inn Clarksdale, MS 662-627-9292 Comfort Inn Clarksdale, MS 662-621-1110 or 1-800-553-2666