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The First Few Days of Life after Imprisonment

Society has an expectation that once an inmate is set free he or she can just jump right back into life, but that isn't the way it works. The best way to get back into normal life after incarceration is to take a few baby steps the first few days. Delay the Party Friends and […]

Understanding Inmate Calling Plans

Most jails and prison contract with third party vendors to provide a way for inmates to call their friends and families. Some of those companies only have one choice, but many of them provide a few options when you open and fund the account. Understanding what the different choices are will help you make a […]

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 Happens if You Bond Someone Out and That Person Flees?

In the chaos of an arrest it is easy to get caught up in the moment and race to bail someone out of jail. Bonding someone out is not hard to do, but if that person doesn't show up in court when ordered to do so, your life could become very difficult. Be sure you […]

How to Survive Prison

Most people know the importance of working out and staying physically fit to survive prison, but mental strength and attitude play a huge role in getting through incarceration. Expand Your Skills If the prison offers classes, sign up for some. Whether it is music lessons, anger management or business math, anything you learn is something […]

What if an Inmate Becomes Terminally Ill?

You were handling your husband's incarceration by visiting once a month, writing constantly, and hearing him out during phone calls. Recently he was declared terminally ill, and all you want now is to spend his last few months with him, and you're hoping he can pass surrounded by family. In some states this is becoming […]

Five Reasons to Go to Drug Rehab and Stay Out of Jail

You know you have a problem, because lately your life has been falling apart. But going to rehab or seeking outpatient treatment seems like a drastic measure, because you're still surviving. Think about getting help for these reasons: It shows your family you are serious. How many times have you promised to stop using drugs […]

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. […]

Helpful Workout Routines if you are in State or Federal Prison

Incarceration is scary. It doesn't matter how old or tough you are, fear is a natural response to being sent to prison. Not showing that fear is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself while doing your time. Exercise is a perfect tool to alleviate fear. According to Harvard Health […]

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 […]

What Type of Arrest Warrants Will Cause Social Security Benefits to Stop?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) can only stop your benefits if the arrest warrant is for a fleeing crime. If there is a warrant for something other than fleeing, it does not qualify for benefit cut off or forced repayment. Historically, the SSA stopped benefits for anyone who had an arrest warrant for any reason. […]

Fun Ideas to Mail to Your Inmate

Mail is a great way to communicate with your inmate. In addition to serious letters, here are some fun ways to amuse each other through the mail. These can be done on postcards or letters. Top 10 Each of you make a list of your favorite five things about the other person and also write […]

Are Penalties Stiffer For Selling Drugs in a Drug-Free School Zone?

Being accused of dealing drugs or having enough in your possession for resale is a serious situation, but many states have also implemented additional penalties for drug situations near a school. Each state sets its own rules about this, but in most cases it is a higher grade of felony with longer sentences. What is […]

4 Things to Avoid During An Arrest

Only an attorney should advise you of your individual arrest situation but in general, these four suggestions may help stabilize your situation. Don't try and argue your way out. In most cases, by the time the cuffs come out, there is no turning back. Arguing, negotiating, and continuing to try to avoid arrest will do […]

When the Newness of Sobriety Wears Off

Sobriety is like a love relationship. When you start out, everything is exciting and new. When I first got clean, everything I read, saw and heard about sobriety was very attractive to me. I spent my free time getting to know it in the same way I would get to know a new woman. The […]

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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
 

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, […]

Consequences of Contraband Mail

At some point you might be tempted to mail contraband to your inmate. After all, how much trouble will it really cause, right? The answer is, plenty. The consequences of being caught mailing contraband to an inmate or an inmate receiving it can be severe. Criminal Charges If your inmate is in a state or […]

How To Keep an Inmate Involved in the Lives of the Children

One of the hardest things for an inmate to deal with is being removed from his or her children. Not being there for daily routines means missing out on much of the child's development and preparation for life. These easy steps will keep your inmate connected and active in the lives of the children. Phone […]

5 Facts About Your Supplemental Security Income Payments While You Are Incarcerated

In many cases, you don't have control over the number of days you spend in jail, but if you are planning on not bonding out in the hopes of building time on a future sentence or getting a time served release, be sure to watch the calendar so you do not get your payments suspended. […]

How to Send a Book to an Inmate

Almost all jails and prisons require that books be sent to inmates directly from the publisher or a reputable online vendor, such as Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com. This requirement actually makes it simpler for you because you can compare prices easily and avoid shopping trips away from home or work and packaging time. How to Order […]

How to Survive Prison

Most people know the importance of working out and staying physically fit to survive prison, but mental strength and attitude play a huge role in getting through incarceration. Expand Your Skills If the prison offers classes, sign up for some. Whether it is music lessons, anger management or business math, anything you learn is something […]

Can a Felon Possess a Gun In Georgia?

Georgia law is very clear on its position regarding convicted felons in that state owning or possessing firearms: It follows the federal law when it comes to guns and felons. The Basics: With the exception of a felony conviction that is non-violent and related exclusively to a business-related crime, if you have ever been convicted […]

Fun Ideas to Mail to Your Inmate

Mail is a great way to communicate with your inmate. In addition to serious letters, here are some fun ways to amuse each other through the mail. These can be done on postcards or letters. Top 10 Each of you make a list of your favorite five things about the other person and also write […]

5 Steps to Mailing Commissary Money to a Federal Inmate

In addition to these five steps below, keep in mind that when you mail the commissary funds, they must go through the United States Postal Service. You cannot use Federal Express, United Parcel or other similar services. Step 1 Know where to send it. All federal commissary money must be sent to a central post […]

Finding Employment After Prison

Many companies will not interview a felon, much less hire one. While this is true and it can make life on the outside difficult, finding employment after prison can be done if you take the right steps. Career Centers Goodwill has set up a nationwide career center program to help underemployed and unemployed people and […]

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 […]

Visiting jail for the first time? Here's what to expect.

Visiting an inmate in jail for the first time is like waiting to see a dentist. The anticipation and worry constantly increases until you are there and you realize it was not as bad as you thought it would be. Knowing what to expect before that first jail visit will reduce your anxiety. Expect to […]

Consequences of Introducing Contraband

It might be tempting to bring your inmate something from the outside, but doing so can have very serious consequences. If your inmate asks you to bring something illegal into the facility, he or she is not thinking clearly, therefore, it is up to you to be strong and not get the both of you […]

How to Get Your Visitation Suspension Lifted

The hardest part of having your jail visits suspended indefinitely is not having any idea when or if you are going to be able to visit your inmate again. In most cases, visits are suspended due to the visitor violating visitation rules. There are things you can do to try and those visits reinstated. Get […]

The Truth about Prison Phone Calls

Your inmate needs to stay connected to friends and family. While lots of information can be shared on the phone, precautions must be taken so that everyone involved can avoid having future problems. Phone Calls are Recorded If your inmate wants to discuss the case with you by phone, use extreme caution going forward. The […]

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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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