Anderson County Detention Facility

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Anderson County Detention Facility Information

The Anderson County Detention Facility is a 265 bed jail in the city of Clinton, Anderson County, Tennessee. Offenders arrested for misdemeanors and felonies in this county are brought here for booking and processing, and if their crime requires it, are incarcerated until they either get bail or are released from custody on their own recognizance.

Those who are found guilty and sentenced to a term of less than one year, will do their time in this county. Those sentenced to longer terms will be sent to either the Tennessee State Prison System or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

This page provides information on how to search for an inmate in the official jail roster, or by calling the facility at 865-457-7100, directions to the facility, and inmate services such as the visitation schedule and policies, funding an inmate's account, mailing them a letter, receiving phone calls from an inmate, voicemail, emailing and texting, tablet rentals, bail bond instructions, and commissary purchases.

It's always a good idea to find out and save the inmate's jail ID number or booking number as you may need this for sending mail or other communication needs. If you can't locate it online, you can call the Anderson County Detention Facility at 865-457-7100 to get it.

Phone: 865-457-7100

Physical Address:
308 Public Safety Lane
Clinton, TN 37716

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How Do You Find Someone in the Anderson County Detention Facility?

To search for an inmate in the Anderson County Detention Facility, review their criminal charges, the amount of their bond, when they can get visits, or even view their mugshot, go to the Official Jail Inmate Roster, or call the jail at 865-457-7100 for the information you are looking for. You can also look up a Anderson County offender's Criminal Court Case online, or any offender that was arrested in the state of Tennessee.

Tennessee also keeps a public database of all their felony offenders.

Anderson County Detention Facility Inmate Search

The Anderson County Detention Facility maintains an average of 265 offenders in custody on any given day. The Anderson County Detention Facility has a monthly turnover of 40% of their inmate population, another 30% turnover every 90 days, another 20% every six months, and approximately 10% stay incarcerated between six and twelve months. Every year Anderson County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 5,300 offenders.

The following charts of Anderson County inmate population demographics are updated daily. The information shown is for today. For research purposes we have broken down the inmates by sex, age, ethnicity, and criminal charges.

The information is compiled from the Anderson County Corrections Department, the state of Tennessee Department of Corrections, as well as the United States Department of Justice and Census Bureau records. It represents every person in custody in Anderson County.

For complete information on how to get directions, bond, visit, mail, send and receive email and texts, receive phone calls, and send money or commissary to an inmate, find arrest information for Anderson County and other counties surrounding this one, scroll down this page. We have a section for each.

We also provide photos of the jail that we have collected over the years.

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About the Anderson County Detention Facility
Anderson County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. Located within East Texas, its county seat is Palestine. As of the 2020 United States census, the population of Anderson County was 57,922. Anderson County comprises the Palestine micropolitan statistical area. Jail built in 2007 The jail along with the existing facility, includes a total of 305 beds. https://www.ncic.com/jails/anderson-county-jail-tx Call inmate or deposit online Anderson County Inmate Phone Calls With NCIC, adding money on your phone for calls is easy. To Set Up an account call +1 (800) 943-2189 or make a NCIC Deposit online by clicking below. Money for Commissary or send icommissary to an inmate https://orders.tigercommissary.com/Services/SelectOnlineService.aspx?np=service&fId=258&fCode=grim&stateAbbr=TX&stateName=Texas Filing Complaints Filing a Complaint. An individual who has a complaint about this facility under the commission's purview or the commission may file a complaint in any written format or use the commission's prescribed complaint form. The complaint form is available on the agency website and may be submitted electronically or may be obtained by contacting the commission through the agency website, telephone, fax, email, or written request. (c) Jail shall include information regarding the procedure for filing a complaint, its investigation, and its resolution in the approved inmate handbook and shall display and maintain the information prominently throughout the jail in common areas and other areas frequented by jail inmates. Communicable illness Inmates suspected of having a reportable communicable disease shall be isolated and immediate arrangements made for the inmate's transfer to a facility equipped to handle the suspected disease, unless the admitting facility can safely and effectively segregate and maintain a medically prescribed course of treatment. "Health tags" which may identify the inmate as having special medical or mental health needs shall be noted in the inmate's medical record and brought to the attention of health personnel and/or the supervisor on duty. Identifying Veterans Each sheriff/operator shall investigate and verify the veteran status of each prisoner by using data made available from the Veterans Reentry Search Service (VRSS) operated by the United States Department of Veteran Affairs or similar service. (b) Each sheriff/ operator shall provide assistance to prisoners identified as veterans, identified through either self-report or the VRSS, in applying for federal benefits or compensation for which the prisoners may be eligible under a program administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Assistance includes, but not limited to, direct assistance by qualified claims counselor, issuance of a referral card, or similar assistance. (c) Each sheriff shall maintain a log of positive VRSS returns with identifying prisoner number and whether a referral card was issued to the identified veteran prior to his or her release. If a referral card was not issued, a reason shall be provided on the log. Visit VINELink.com to check the custody status of your Offender.
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Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the Anderson County Detention Facility?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Anderson County Detention Facility, call the jail’s booking line at 865-457-7100.

There may be an automated method of looking them up by their name over the phone, or you may be directed to speak to someone at the jail. Sometimes the jail staff may ask you the offender’s date of birth to ensure privacy of the offender’s status.

Keep in mind that after an arrest, the information on an offender may not be publicly available for several hours.

If you don’t want to check up on an offender by calling the jail, you can also try looking up people recently booked online.

Anderson County Detention Facility Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Anderson County?

After being arrested and taken into custody, and after being read their Miranda Rights, an offender will next be transported to the local police or department or the Sheriff’s Department in Anderson County for booking.

Booking is very involved and requires multiple steps in the process, however, keep in mind that most attorneys will advise that an offender remain silent and not offer any additional information about the crime they have been arrested for because anything they do say may be recorded and may very well be used against them in court.

What is the booking process like at the Anderson County Detention Facility?

Booking includes having their photo (mugshot) and fingerprints taken, as well as being asked a lot of questions about their personal history and state of mind. If it’s a serious felony, their DNA may also be taken. They will also be checked for warrants in Anderson County and other Tennessee and USA jurisdictions.

If the offender was arrested for a DUI offense, and has refused a breathalyzer test, they may also be forced to have blood drawn by a doctor or nurse.

It is also very likely that the offender will undergo a humiliating full body search while in the nude. This includes bending over, spreading their cheeks in the direction of an officer, and coughing. They will also be walked through a metal detector or x-ray machine, like those used at an airport.

What kind of questions are asked during booking?

The arresting jurisdiction will ask about gang affiliations, tattoos, medical conditions, prescribed medication they are taking, recreational drugs they are on or addicted to, allergies, if they are suicidal, and other relevant information that will help with determining their cell assignment and special needs.

What happens to an offender’s personal property during booking?

During the arrest and booking process an offender will also have all their personal property confiscated and held for either their release from jail, or with the offender’s approval, released to a friend or family member.

Personal property includes the clothing they are wearing, money, wallets, purses, cell phones, jewelry, body rings, earrings, watches, and even glasses if they are deemed a security risk. If they are allowed to keep their shoes or sneakers, the laces are removed.

What happens after booking?

At this point the offender will be allowed to make a free phone call to a person of their choice to notify them of their arrest, and/or arrange a bond or bail for their release.

If the offender is being detained and housed while awaiting arraignment, the Anderson County Detention Facility will provide a jail garment and slip-on shoes, a blanket, sheets, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and a towel.

Often, before they are dressed in the jail outfit and brought to their housing location, they will be forced to take a shower and undergo a disinfectant treatment for body and hair lice, scabies or other pests that may be residing on their person.

How long does the Anderson County Detention Facility Booking process take?

Booking can take anywhere from an hour to 24 hours or more. It all depends on the number of people that are awaiting processing, the number of staff on duty at the time, and the behavior of the offender.

If the offender is heavily intoxicated and/or violent, the Booking Officer may decide to stick the offender in a holding cell for several hours until they become more manageable.

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Directions / Map to the Anderson County Detention Facility
Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Anderson County Detention Facility? What is the Schedule?

Inmate Visitation

IMPORTANT - All remote visitation at the Anderson County Detention Facility is conducted by City Tele Coin video.

You can visit your inmate at the jail, or from your own device or computer at home.

The Anderson County Sheriff's Office provides a video kiosk in the lobby of the Sheriff's Office free of charge.

Visitation is limited to 10 minutes per visitor per day. Visitors must call ahead and follow ALL visitation guidelines.

If not coming to the Sheriff's Office, you may visit with an inmate using City Tele Coin fom home.

Video visitations are monitored and visitors MUST follow visitor guidelines. Visitors that are found to violate these guidelines, will have their visitation privileges suspended.



All Video Visitation services are provided by City Tele Coin.

To register for a direct pay account visit www.CityTeleCoin.com.

After your account has been created you can download the City Tele Coin app from iTunes or Google Play.

To video chat and send emails using the app or the City Tele Coin website, select Anderson County Jail to set up a remote account for the inmate.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Anderson County Detention Facility’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 865-457-7100 for further assistance.

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Remote Video Visitation

Can I Use My Computer or Phone to Have a Remote Video Visit with an Inmate in the Anderson County Detention Facility?

Anderson County Detention Facility Inmate Visitation

IMPORTANT - All remote visitation at the Anderson County Detention Facility is conducted by City Tele Coin video.

You can visit your inmate at the jail, or from your own device or computer at home.

The Anderson County Sheriff's Office provides a video kiosk in the lobby of the Sheriff's Office free of charge.

Visitation is limited to 10 minutes per visitor per day. Visitors must call ahead and follow ALL visitation guidelines.

If not coming to the Sheriff's Office, you may visit with an inmate using City Tele Coin fom home.

Video visitations are monitored and visitors MUST follow visitor guidelines. Visitors that are found to violate these guidelines, will have their visitation privileges suspended.



All Video Visitation services are provided by City Tele Coin.

To register for a direct pay account visit www.CityTeleCoin.com.

After your account has been created you can download the City Tele Coin app from iTunes or Google Play.

To video chat and send emails using the app or the City Tele Coin website, select Anderson County Jail to set up a remote account for the inmate.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Anderson County Detention Facility’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 865-457-7100 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Anderson County Detention Facility?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Anderson County Detention Facility’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 865-457-7100 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Anderson County Detention Facility?

How to Make and Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in Anderson County

To register and sign up for a phone account with City Tele Coin to communicate with your Anderson County Detention Facility inmate, follow the instructions below:

  • Register and create an account with City Tele Coin.
  • City Tele Coin Phone Services include Prepaid Accounts and Calling Cards for your inmate in Anderson County Detention Facility to call you and others.
  • You can also send and receive secure messages with your inmate.
  • This is a fee based service, but regular calls are capped at $0.21 per minute and collect calls capped at $0.25 per minute.

For all the information you need to know, including instructions, policies, tips and solutions to possible issues regarding making phone calls with an inmate in Anderson County, visit our full page guide

NOTE: All phone conversations and messages are recorded and stored. Whatever you talk about, can and will be used against your inmate in court. Never discuss their pending criminal case!
Also, be warned that some phone providers are collecting voice prints for a database which law enforcement agencies are building.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Anderson County Detention Facility’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 865-457-7100 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Anderson County Detention Facility, and what can I send them?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Anderson County Detention Facility’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 865-457-7100 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the Anderson County Detention Facility, and what can I purchase?

Anderson County Detention Facility uses the services of correctpay.com (aka JailFunds) for you to deposit funds into your inmate’s account so that they can purchase Commissary and/or Gift Packs from this jail’s commissary service.



You can deposit money four different ways:

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to Send Commissary Money to an Inmate in Anderson County

To send commissary money to an inmate's account in Anderson County Detention Facility follow these steps:

You can deposit money four different ways:

  • Deposit online at correctpay.com.
  • Deposit at the VendEngine kiosk in the Anderson County Detention Facility lobby.
  • Deposit over the phone 24/7 at 855-836-3364
  • Deposit through their iOS or Android app.

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Frequently Asked Questions

For all information, tips and available items for send money and for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Anderson County Detention Facility check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Anderson County.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Anderson County Detention Facility’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 865-457-7100 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Anderson County Detention Facility using an Online Messaging Service?

Anderson County Detention Facility uses the services of jailfunds.com (aka JailFunds) for you to deposit funds into your inmate’s account so that you and they can purchase secure email messaging services from this jail’s e-messaging service.

You can deposit money four different ways:

  • Deposit online at correctpay.com.
  • Deposit at the VendEngine kiosk in the Anderson County Detention Facility lobby.
  • Deposit over the phone 24/7 at 855-836-3364
  • Deposit through their iOS or Android app.

Go directly here to start the process to send a message

Uploading photos to Inmate’s email
Make sure the file size is less than 5MB.
Also make sure your file is a .jpg, .jpeg or .gif.

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How to Send a Secure Email or Text Message to an Inmate in Anderson County

To send a secure email message and digital photos to an inmate in Anderson County Detention Facility follow these steps:

  • Register with correctpay by creating an account.
  • Select Tennessee, then select Anderson County Detention Facility, and then the inmate you want to send your message to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to spend, and input your payment method. The funds can also be used by the inmate to send a message back to you.
  • NOTE: All messages between you and your inmate will be permanently recorded and seen by the staff and could be used against your inmate in court... So be careful what you write.
  • Uploading photos to Inmate’s email
    Make sure the file size is less than 5MB.
    Also make sure your file is a .jpg, .jpeg or .gif.

For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in Anderson County Detention Facility and send them photos, check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Anderson County. 
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We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Anderson County Detention Facility’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 865-457-7100 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Anderson County Detention Facility have Access to Tablets or Computers?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Anderson County Detention Facility’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 865-457-7100 for further assistance.

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Search for an Inmate in Anderson County

This facility, known as "Anderson County Detention Facility" is also known as Anderson County Jail & Detention Facility , Anderson County Jail & Detention Facility, Tennessee, Anderson.