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The Silverdale Correctional Facility in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, like all jails is a maximum security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level is as high as is it is in any maximum security state prison. Some of the security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. Correctional officers in Silverdale Correctional Facility are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence.

The men, women and juveniles being held in the Silverdale Correctional Facility are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Hamilton County Court System already and been sentenced to a period of time of one year or less. When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are admitted into the Tennessee Prison or Federal Prison System. Inmates in the Silverdale Correctional Facility are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed access to phones to contact friends and family members, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, bathroom and shower facilities. The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazine from trusted outside publishers.

The other jail facility in Hamilton County, Tennessee is: Hamilton County Jail. In addition, Hamilton County houses the following juvenile facility: Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Ctr.

On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find useful: Hamilton County Inmate Search, Inmate Phone use, Visitation Rules and Schedules, Commissary Deposits and Information about the Silverdale Correctional Facility Inmate Mail Guidelines. In addition, you will find information on how to contact the facility, directions to the jail, Hamilton County recent arrests, Most Wanted, outstanding Arrest Warrants and much more.



Silverdale Correctional Facility Inmate Search

Silverdale CCA

Hamilton County Jail

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Tennessee Hamilton 1062
PHYSICAL ADDRESS
7609 Standifier Gap Road
PO Box 23148
Chattanooga, TN 37422
FAX
423.894.5425
 

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  1. Kelly Wed, Sep 21 2011 8:33 PM

    How do i find out what i am allowed to send an inmate at silverdale? I can't find anything on their website about it.

  2. sandii Sat, Jan 28 2012 12:03 PM

    does anyone know the visitation hours at Silverdale Jail/theres nothing on thier homepage about it.

  3. bb Sat, Jan 28 2012 4:23 PM

    Call the number to Silverdale, (423) 892-0921 and it is a recording that will tell you. I can't remember right off but I know it's Tuesday-Saturday..only (1) one-hour visit per week. Visits I know don't start until 12pm Tuesday-Friday, but I can't remember the hours for Saturday. The rules are basic ones although there may be different ones for Silverdale that are in addition to the regular rules, just look at the link above.

  4. angel Wed, Mar 07 2012 6:20 PM

    If an inmate is brought in on a warrant for a probation violation is it customary for them to have to wait 6 weeks to see a judge and/or to be able to get a public defender? isn't this a violation of their rights?

  5. debbie Mon, Apr 02 2012 6:22 PM

    i know tenn. is not a commonwealth state so do they have attonery's that are appointed to the inmates.my son is in silver dale can anybody tell me anything about that facility?? thanks just a worried mom!!

  6. TamiClassen Tue, Apr 10 2012 12:03 AM

    You would think this facility, would be open to the public!!! I had a p.i. ask me was she even there??? It's public record!!! I know it is privately ran! Doesn't matter!!! If you call there, they put you on hold and never come back to talk to you!!! How are we sopose to find out info.??? Debbie, try calling the D.A. office, want b much help!!! I've tried! We need answers!!!

  7. William Hurst Mon, Apr 23 2012 5:09 PM

    I got my GED while I was in Silverdale, I never received my diploma. What do I need to do?

  8. Jessica Tue, Apr 24 2012 10:18 AM

    How do I get the inmate information I need to be able to mail things to my husband until he gets out of Silverdale? I barely could find his booking information and when I do an inmate search, it brings nothing up under his last name! I am desparate to contact him since my phone was broken when he got arrested. What do I need to do?

  9. cc Thu, May 24 2012 8:23 AM

    How do I find out an inmates number?

  10. Nicole Tue, Aug 21 2012 11:46 PM

    does anybody know how long it takes for the inmates at silverdale to recieve their mail? my boyfriend has been there almost 2 weeks and i haven't spoken to him since his arrest

  11. Nicole Tue, Aug 21 2012 11:51 PM

    does anybody know how long it takes for the inmates at silverdale to recieve their mail? my boyfriend has been there almost 2 weeks and i haven't spoken to him since his arrest

  12. sabrina Thu, Aug 23 2012 2:57 PM

    does anyone know how the video confrencing works at silverdale, and i you can us it long distace?

  13. Mia Fri, Oct 12 2012 9:52 AM

    you can call 892-0921 and ask what you are allowed to send them, and also the visitation rules are making sure your arms or any improper skin is showing. you will be behind a tv screen however in order to get in facility you have to be properly dressed. during visitation the entire family of 5 can go in at once. b/c they only get one visitation a week.

  14. Pastor Aaron Thu, Nov 01 2012 10:22 PM

    I am an ordained Baptist Minister and cant get info from sliverdale and this site is worthless, call and expect to get the run around and hung up on. County dumps them there and that is it

  15. jeff olskey Wed, Feb 20 2013 4:40 PM

    What are the rules related to visitation and how many per week?

  16. Rebecca Thu, Mar 07 2013 12:31 PM

    How can I get an inmate # to write my husband? I've called but never can get anyone to answer the phone. I'm in a different state. Plz advise.

  17. TML Fri, Mar 08 2013 11:47 AM

    I can never find any information about an inmate. He has been there for weeks and yet there is no record of him. This is NOT the first person to be lost in the system at Sivlerdale CCA.

  18. lisa Fri, Apr 05 2013 12:38 AM

    where do they house female inmates? Just for a sentence of under 60 days?

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