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Fun Ideas for Inmate Mail

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Knox County Jail Inmate Search

Knox County Sheriff

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Tennessee Knox 215
PHYSICAL ADDRESS
400 Main Street
City-County Building
Level L-2
Knoxville, TN 37902
INMATE MAIL
Name of Inmate, IDN, Unit #, Pod Assignment
Knox County Sheriff’s Detention Facility
5001 Maloneyville Road
Knoxville, TN 37918
FAX NUMBERS
District Attorney: 865-215-4253
Adult Probation: 865-215-3979
Juvenile Probation: 865-215-3979
Adult Court: 865-215-2173
Juvenile Court: 865-215-6546
Public Defender: 865-594-6169
 

Fun Ideas for Inmate Mail

Writing to your inmate is an invaluable way to communicate. You'll have your share of serious life issues letters, but here are some fun ways to entertain each other through letters. These can be done on postcards, too. Top 5 + 5 = 10 Each of you make a list of your favorite five things […]

Deciding How Much Money to Put on the Books

What does the inmate need? Contact the jail and ask what basics are supplied. Most jails give the inmates toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, soap and toilet paper. Ask them what happens if the inmate runs out of something. is it replaced right away or do they have to wait a week or longer for new supplies […]

Cost Effective Ways to Visit an Inmate

The expenses of traveling to visit your inmate can add up quickly. These cost saving measures will make it less painful for your budget. Traveling by car Gas up early Gas up on a weekday. Many gas stations raise the price of a gallon shortly before the weekend. Filling up the tank on a weekday, […]

Why The Male Model Doesn't Work for Women Inmates

This is content sponsored by Netflix (producers of Orange Is The New Black) for the New York Times. There are some interesting facts and a few videos worth watching if you are concerned with the incarceration of women and the related issues.   Women serving time in American prisons

What is an Inmate Money or Commissary Account?

Most jails and prisons in America allow friends and family members of inmates to make deposits to inmate money accounts. They are set up to give the inmate access to various services including commissary purchases and phone use. Some facilities deduct nominal amounts from these accounts for inmate health visits and other jail fees. Commissary […]

Drastically Reduce the Cost of Calls from Your Out of State Inmate

Most facilities contract with a third-party company so you can fund prepaid calls, but if those calls are long distance, it can become cost-prohibitive. Luckily there is a way to pay local call rates for long-distance calls on a prepaid service. First, Do Some Very Basic Research Find out the area code for the jail […]

Get a Special Visit If You Live Far From the Jail

The logistics of visiting an inmate who is incarcerated very far from where you live can be tricky. If the jail has very short visits or requires a specific visitation registration processes, it makes it even more difficult. Some jails make exceptions for those who must travel to visit the inmate. How Far is Far? […]

Parental Visitation: Know the keys to Helping Your Child Visit Their Parent in Jail

Children typically desire contact with their parents, even if a parent is incarcerated, so learn the ropes to keep the connection going: Keep it Simple Depending on the age of the child, you can explain without going into too much detail, why the parent is in jail. Preschool to elementary kids – Let them know […]

How Does a Bail Bond Process Work?

Many states allow defendants to be released from jail to wait for court by paying a percentage of the total bond amount. Percentages range from 10 to 20 percent depending on state law. Understand how the process works to help someone who's been arrested. What is a Bond? A bond is an amount of money […]

Can I Visit an Inmate if I am on Probation or Parole?

A friend or family member has been arrested and this has created chaos and stress. Before you race off to visit him or her in jail, if you are on probation or parole you need to take the following steps. Find out the Rules Some jails will not allow anyone on probation or parole to […]

What Does a 15 Years to Life Sentence Mean?

A sentence of 15 years to life, 25 years to life or similar sounding words all mean the same thing. The only difference is the time frame. What the Number Means The number in the sentence indicates the minimum number of years the inmate must serve before he or she can be considered for parole. […]

Consequences of Providing Contraband to an Inmate

It is never a good idea to mail contraband to an inmate or to bring it on a visit. The consequences for such actions are serious not only for the inmate, but also for you. What is Contraband? Contraband is anything that inmates are not allowed to have in their possession. Obvious examples are weapons, […]

Voting Rights for Felons in Alabama

The state of Alabama allows felons to have their voting rights restored under the following guidelines. You must have completed your entire sentence, including incarceration, probation, and parole, or community supervision. Once completed, you have three options: Contact your local parole or probation office Write to the Board of Pardons and Parole

Maine Marijuana Laws: Decriminalized but Still Tricky

Decriminalizing Pot doesn't always mean it is completely legal. Here are some current guidelines. Possession Unlike several other states that chose an ounce as the cutoff for a civil penalty, Maine allows you to possess up to 2.5 ounces and still receive a civil ticket. The fine is a flat $600 regardless of the amount. […]

4 Good Places to Find Prison Pen Pals

Learn About Them Through friends. If you know someone who is incarcerated or has a family member incarcerated, ask for the name of an inmate who might like having a pen pal. This is an excellent way to meet pen pals because they can give a personal recommendation. Use Pen Pal Sites. There are several […]

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  1. Danno Thu, Mar 14 2013 5:43 PM

    I read this message about links not working and I found the complete opposite. This website has more links than i have ever seen on this jail and every single jail and prison in the country and everything works! Everything is organized into categories from inmate information to legal stuff, Knox County most wanted, videos, etc. Good website. Thanks.

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Visiting an Inmate in Knox County Jail in Tennessee

Many counties across the United States have a jail system that has all of the services located in a single building or tract of land. Knox County in Tennessee is a little different in that they have three different facilities spread over the county. The detention center and work release center are both located on Maloneyville Road in East Knox County, whereas the jail itself is located in the City County Building in downtown Knoxville.

What that means is that each building will have its own visitation times, making it important to know where exactly your loved one is located if you wish to visit. If you do plan on visiting, you need to read on to get all the details of what is required of you during that time.

Visiting Rules

Every jail system understands the need for visitation as part of the humane treatment of the people incarcerated within. They also understand that in order for visitation to run smoothly, with no problems arising from it, there has to be a very strict set of rules in place to keep everything orderly. The Knox County jail has an extensive set of rules that need to be followed, which includes the following:

  • Visitors must sign in to receive a visitation time. They must then return a minimum of 10 minutes before their allotted time in order to be granted access to the jail
  • Visitors are allowed a pair of 30-minute visits each week
  • Your name must appear on the inmate's visitation list in order for visitation rights to be granted
  • A valid photo ID must be shown at every visit
  • You must wear appropriate clothing, with anything considered too revealing being grounds for your visitation time being cancelled
  • Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
  • All personal property must be left behind in the assigned visitor lockers
  • No outside food or drinks are permitted in the facility
  • Visitors must leave all tobacco products outside the facility, with all cigarettes to be extinguished before entry is granted
  • Anyone requiring an extended visitation period, for whatever reason, must first gain permission from the Facility Commander
  • You may be subjected to a search before being admitted to the facility
  • Anyone caught breaking any of the above rules may be subject to suspension or possible criminal prosecution

Visiting Hours

There are many jails that frequently change up their visitation schedule, or who have different times based on pods and cell locations. The schedule at the Knox County jail is different in that it is pretty straightforward and easy to commit to memory.  The times are Saturday and Sunday mornings from 8am to 11am, and Saturday and Sunday evenings from 1pm to 4pm.
Please keep in mind that those visitation hours are for the Knox County jail only, and have no bearing on the schedules for the Detention Center. For a listing of those times, you need only pay a quick visit to the Knox County sheriff's department website, where you will find the most current schedule, as well as a host of other useful information.

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How to use the Inmate Search for Knox County Jail in Tennessee

It wasn't so very long ago that the families of people who had been jailed were forced to make a seemingly endless run of phone calls in an effort to track down where their loved one was incarcerated. Modern technology has now made that search incredibly easy, with just about every single jail in the United States now having an online inmate search of some kind. Oftentimes the hardest part of the search is finding where it is located on the sheriff's department website, but after that, things het a whole lot easier. A perfect example of that can be found when looking for an inmate who is being held in the Knox County, Tennessee jail system.

[Article_Ad_2]The sheriff's department website actually has one of the most visible inmate search functions of any of the US jail systems. Once you reach the main page of the website, you will see four larger boxes located near the top of the page. Clicking on the one marked ‘Inmate Population' will take you to a page that has a listing of every inmate currently in the system. There are a few different ways to find the person you are looking for, and they include:

  • Using the alphabetical menu at the top to search by last name
  • Entering a first or last name in the provided search boxes
  • Scrolling down the alphabetical listing of inmates, which is the most time consuming

Whichever method you choose to find who you are looking for, you will be led to a great deal of information about each inmate, which includes:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Address
  • Race
  • Case #
  • Document type
  • Booked/Served
  • Charge
  • Bond type
  • Bond amount

There is also a mug shot listed beside all of the information, so there really should be no problem with finding the person that you are looking for. It's also worth noting that the information is not updated on a real-time basis, so there is a chance that someone who was booked and charged that day may not show up until the following morning. The Knox County sheriff's department does their best to ensure that all the information is correct and accurate, but there is always the possibility that something could slip through the cracks.

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Communicating with an Inmate Housed at the Knox County Jail in Tennessee

Every single jail system in the United States is very well aware of how important it is for inmates to maintain a relationship with friends and family on the outside. It is impossible for them to adopt and open door policy where people can come and go as they please, but they do encourage communication via other forms, rather than just face to face.

The Knox County jail system in Tennessee has a number of different ways for inmates and family to keep in touch, but in order for those privileges to be kept in place for each individual, certain rules have to be followed with each.

Mail

Mail is still the easiest way to get in touch with an incarcerated loved one, although there are some definite restrictions as to the types of materials that can be sent. You also have to take real care to ensure that the information on the front of the envelope is correct if you want to ensure that it reached the intended recipient. Here is the required information needed when sending mail to the Knox County jail:

  • Inmates full name, as well as their IDN
  • Unit number and pod facility
  • Address: - Knox County Sheriff's Detention Facility,  5001 Maloneyville Road, Knoxville, Tennessee 37918

While there are certain items that are not allowed to be sent via mail, money orders and checks are very much welcomed. There is an automatic $2.50 surcharge placed on all such financial dealings. If you are in any way unsure about sending funds via mail, you can also fund the jail ATM in the lobby for the same surcharge. If you wish to use a credit card to fund the ATM, expect to pay a 10% surcharge on every deposit. Mail is a great way to keep in touch, but as has been mentioned already, there are restrictions on what can be sent or even said within your correspondence. What that means is that every piece if mail is subject to inspection by jail authorities.

Telephone

It's definitely nice to hear the friendly voice of a loved one, but Knox County jail has definite restrictions on inmates receiving call. The only time they will consider passing along an incoming call is in the event of an emergency, but even that has to be approved by the Facility Commander. Inmates are permitted to call out at certain times of the day, but must first apply for a pin number. That number can then be used to call out when phone privileges are granted, which of course will be at the discretion of the Knox County jail.

Visitation

There are three different facilities within the Knox County system, but visitors to the jail have a very definite set of times when they can visit. If your loved one is housed in the Detention Center or Work Release Center, you will need to check for visitation times at each place. The jail visitation hours are as follows:

  • Saturday and Sunday mornings from 8am to 11am
  • Saturday and Sunday evenings from 1pm to 4pm

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