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+ Knox County Law Breakers

The Knox County Jail in Knoxville, Knox 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 Knox County Jail 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 Knox County Jail are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Knox 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 Knox County Jail 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 facilities in Knox County, Tennessee are: Knox County Detention Facility, Knox County Work Release Center. In addition, Knox County houses the following juvenile facility: Richard L. Bean Juvenile Detention Ctr.

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



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
 

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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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