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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 […]

The Three Most Dangerous Prisons in America

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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 […]

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 to do if a Family Member Goes Missing

When a family member goes missing, it strikes fear in the heart of loved ones but panicking will not help the situation. The following steps can narrow the search and if authorities become involved will help them streamline the process. Contact authorities. Tell them you do not wish to wait 24 hours because your family […]

Your Rights as a Pregnant Inmate

If you are incarcerated and pregnant, you need to be sure you notify the prison staff immediately. You will be given a pregnancy test to be sure you are expecting. If you are, some changes will be made to accommodate your condition. Each state has its own rules about the treatment of pregnant inmates, but […]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Louisiana

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, however, once convicted of a felony, whether or not that right will be restored to you is up to the state that you reside in. The laws for Louisiana include: You've Been Charged You cannot vote in Louisiana if you are incarcerated for […]

Helpful Workout Routines if you are in State or Federal Prison

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Can a Felon Possess a Gun In California?

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How to find out if you've been a Victim of Fraud

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Best Days for Inmate Phone Calls

As much as you would like to talk to your inmate each day, the cost of inmate phone calls makes this impossible for most people. If your budget can only handle a couple of calls a week, tell your inmate to call you on Thursdays and Sundays. Thursday Thursday phone calls give you almost the […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

When Your Online Search Doesn't Find Your Inmate

Many jails have online databases listing those who have been arrested. In some cases, the database is updated every few minutes. If you do a search but nothing comes up, it doesn't necessarily mean your loved one is not incarcerated. There are several reasons an inmate can be in jail but not showing up in […]

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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

Tennessee Hamilton 1062
7609 Standifier Gap Road
PO Box 23148
Chattanooga, TN 37422

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Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Florida

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With One Free Jail Call, Who Should I Reach Out To When I Get Arrested?

Anyone who has been incarcerated will tell you that once you are booked, given inmate attire, and assigned to a housing unit, your connection with the outside world is greatly reduced. During the booking process most jails will allow you one free phone call before taking you to your unit. Make it count. Very few […]

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 […]

Caring for an Inmate, Even If You Can't Visit the Jail or Prison

Visits are a lifeline for most inmates, but if his jail is very far away, or there are other reasons that make it impossible for you to visit, there are other steps you can take to let him know he is not alone. Lots of mail: Even if you can't write a letter each day […]

Can a Felon Possess a Gun In Illinois?

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What Happens if You Bond Someone Out and That Person Flees?

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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 […]

Checking In To Prison – Aaron's Story

When the judge sentenced me to six months in the county jail, my first thought was about my family. Without me there to work and pay the bills, my wife and kids would lose the apartment. My attorney spoke up right away and asked the judge to allow me to check in at a later […]

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 […]

A Bath Salt Addict Describes Why She Gave Them Up

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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 […]

Best Days for Inmate Phone Calls

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Can a Felon Own a Gun Oklahoma?

Generally speaking, federal law makes it a crime for a convicted felon to own or possess a gun or ammunition. If you were convicted of a federal felony crime, you must receive a presidential pardon if you are to ever own a firearm again. Some states, however, have specifically designed laws regarding felons convicted of […]

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 […]

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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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