Cocke County Jail

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Cocke County Jail Information

The Cocke County Jail is a 165 bed jail in the city of Newport, Cocke 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 423-623-9043 , 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 Cocke County Jail at 423-623-9043 to get it.

Phone: 423-623-9043

Physical Address:
358 East Main Street
Newport, TN 37821

Other Jails and Prisons

How Do You Find Someone in the Cocke County Jail?

To search for an inmate in the Cocke County Jail, 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 423-623-9043 for the information you are looking for. You can also look up a Cocke 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.

Cocke County Jail Inmate Search

The Cocke County Jail maintains an average of 165 offenders in custody on any given day. The Cocke County Jail 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 Cocke County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 3,300 offenders.

The following charts of Cocke 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 Cocke 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 Cocke 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 Cocke 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 Cocke County Jail

INTERESTING FACTS about the Cocke County Jail: This facility is notorious for being grossly overcrowded. The femal facility was built in 1930 and the Annex across the street was converted in 1992 for male inmates. It has a total capacity of 140, and usually the number hovers around 200, with inmates sleeping on mats on the floor. There are reports of leaky roofs from inmates, who also have gone on record as calling the facility “nasty.” There is inadequate space, as reported by the workers. The more problematic inmates cannot be separated from those who want to simply go in and do their time and get out peacefully. Inmates had been digging under the walls to receive contraband, so additional fence had to recently be constructed. A wrongful death suit was filed in 2023 claiming an inmate was not tended to properly after a jailer body slammed him.

VISIT YOUR LOVED ONE  

During COVID, in person visitation was halted for inmates throughout the country. It prompted facilities to make it a priority to upgrade their abilities to have video visitation. Many jails have restarted in person visitations. Call 423-623-9043  to confirm whether or not the Cocke County Jail is offering in person visitation. If not, you will need to create an account for video visitation rights. It may be difficult to see your friend or loved ones while they are incarcerated, but it is important for their well-being.

Visitation hours may be dependent upon the sex of the person and, it also may be dependent upon the section of the facility in which they are housed

If in person visitation is allowed, there are a strict list of rules you must follow. You will also have purses searched upon entering.

COMMISSARY

Commissary posted with cash in the lobby will post THAT DAY. There is also the option to post money online for someone, for them to buy items in the commissary store, or to add time for tablets, phone calls, or messaging.

for sending texts or emails. See the sections below for details.

MAIL

Please include the inmates name, ID number, their dorm number and cell or bed number if possible, when sending mail. There are strict guidelines in regard to what you can send a friend while they are in jail. Contact the jailer to get a full list of things that are not allowed.

 

 

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Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the Cocke County Jail?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Cocke County Jail, call the jail’s booking line at 423-623-9043 .

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.

Cocke County Jail Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Cocke 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 Cocke 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 Cocke County Jail?

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 Cocke 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 Cocke County Jail 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 Cocke County Jail 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 Cocke County Jail
Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Cocke County Jail? What is the Schedule?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Cocke County Jail’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 423-623-9043 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 Cocke County Jail?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Cocke County Jail’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 423-623-9043 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Cocke County Jail?

There are multiple ways to add money to an inmate's account at Cocke County Jail, using Access Corrections Secure Deposits

1. Online - Making a deposit using a verified Visa or Mastercard online, or using their Apple or Android App.
2. By phone - Dial 866.345.1884 to reach their 24/7 Access Corrections domestic call centers.
3. Jail Lobby Kiosk - Kiosks accept cash, credit cards, and debit cards.
4. Mail-in Lockbox - Friends or Family who do not have a credit or debit card can mail money orders to their secure lockbox to make deposits to an inmate’s account. Depositors use a customized form that captures all needed information. Upon receipt, they process and post the deposits to the inmate's trust fund in approximately 48 hours.

Money orders may be mailed to inmates at:
Access Corrections
P.O. Box 12486
St. Louis, MO 63132

Money orders must be made out to "Access Secure Deposits".
Include the state, city, inmate name and ID number on all money orders.

5. Walk-in Cash Deposits - Go to any Cash Pay Today location to deposit cash to your inmate's account.

Secure Deposits - Frequently Asked Questions
Secure Deposits - Video Tutorial on How it Works
Secure Deposits - Help Pages

Customer Service Contacts:
Phone: 866-345-1884
Email[email protected]
Online Chat - Look for 'bubble' on bottom right of the page linked here.

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Cocke County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Cocke County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Tennessee, then select Cocke County Jail, and then the inmate you want to send money to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to send, and input your payment method.

For all information on how to Send Money to an inmate's account check out our full money and commissary guide for Cocke County Jail.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Cocke County Jail’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 423-623-9043 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Cocke County Jail?

How Do Inmates in Cocke County Jail Make Phone Calls?

To receive phone calls from inmates in Cocke County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:

  • Cocke County Jail uses the services of a company named Inmate Sales.
  • Register with them online or call them at 877-998-5678
  • Agents are available M-F from 8:00 AM - 12:00 midnight EST, Saturdays from 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, and speak both English & Spanish.
  • Services for Cocke County inmates and their families and friends include: Collect Calling, PIN Debit, Purchasing Calling Cards, Deposits, Messaging & Video Visitation.

iphone app
Google Play app

For all the information regarding phone calls with Cocke County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Cocke County Jail’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 423-623-9043 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Cocke County Jail, and what can I send them?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Cocke County Jail’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 423-623-9043 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the Cocke County Jail, and what can I purchase?

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Cocke County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Cocke County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Tennessee, then select Cocke County Jail, and then the inmate you want to send money to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to send, and input your payment method.

For all information on how to Send Money to an inmate's account check out our full money and commissary guide for Cocke County Jail.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Cocke County Jail’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 423-623-9043 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Cocke County Jail using an Online Messaging Service?

Cocke County Jail allows Secure Messaging using a third-party service call Access Corrections.

They are the same company that facilitate Secure Deposits and Securepaks, so if you are already registered with them, then you are already approved to send Secure Messages to your inmate.

Register/Log in here.

After Registering/Logging In:

1.     You choose Cocke County Jail.
2.    You Search for your inmate by typing in his last name. You can further narrow your search by adding his first name and/or Inmate ID.
3.    You add a credit or debit card.
4.    You buy a message plan (plans and prices vary), or buy credits. One credit costs $0.01.
5.    You select the option for your inmate to be able use the credits which you purchase, to message back to you... Or not.
6.    Cocke County Jail charges a fee for each message sent or received.

Important Things to Know

 - Access Corrections has an iphone app and an android app for using their services.
 - ALL of your correspondence will be monitored by the jail. 
 - Do NOT write anything you wouldn’t want repeated in court.
 - Rates vary and are always subject to change.
 - Inmates can write you back ONLY if you select that option.
 - You CAN send photos up to 32MB in file size. Subject to change.
 - You CAN have unlimited credits on your account but are limited in the amount of each credit purchase.
 - You may NOT type or send emoticons.
 - You may NOT copy and paste text. Type directly.
 - You may NOT type profanities, violence or characters not approved. 
 - Due to messages having to be reviewed first, allow up to five days for a message to be delivered.
 - You may NOT transfer credits to another email.

Phone: 866-345-1884

Email:  [email protected]
FAQ
Contact Page
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How to Send a Secure Email Message to an Inmate in Cocke County

To send a secure email message to an inmate in Cocke County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Tennessee, then select Cocke County Jail, 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.

For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in Cocke County Jail check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Cocke County.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Cocke County Jail’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 423-623-9043 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Cocke County Jail have Access to Tablets or Computers?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Cocke County Jail’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 423-623-9043 for further assistance.

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Are there photos of the Cocke County Jail? What does it look like?
Other Jails Nearby

What are the other Jails in the Neighboring Counties surrounding Cocke County?

Cocke Haywood Madison Sevier Hamblen Jefferson Greene
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Search for an Inmate in Cocke County

This facility, known as "Cocke County Jail" is also known as Cocke County Detention Center, Cocke County Jail Annex, Cocke County Jail, Tennessee, Cocke.