Warden Named at West Tennessee Prison

Thursday, October 09, 2008 | 12:18 pm

HENNING - A veteran Tennessee corrections professional has been named Warden of the West Tennessee State Penitentiary in Henning, Tennessee.  Commisioner George Little appointed Henry Steward as warden of the maximum-security facility effective October 1, 2008.

Warden Steward is a 22-year veteran of the TDOC.  He began his career as a correctional officer at the former Fort Pillow Prison and Farm.  As a correctional lieutenant, Steward was instrumental in the opening of the West Tennessee State Penitentiary.  He has served in various capacities throughout the years.  "I am proud of Henry's rise through the ranks," said Commissioner Little.  "I look forward to great things from him as warden, especially in these challenging economic times.

Warden Steward is a native of Laurderdale County and a graduate of Dyersburg State Community College.  He is married and has four children.