Behavioral Care Center

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Behavioral Care Center Information

The Behavioral Care Center is a 60 bed jail in the city of Nashville, Davidson 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 615-862-8200, 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 Behavioral Care Center at 615-862-8200 to get it.

Phone: 615-862-8200

Physical Address:
433 Gay Street
Nashville, TN 37201

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate's Control Number (OCA#)
Nashville / Davidson County Sheriff’s Office
PO Box 196383
Nashville, TN 37219-6383

Mailing Address (legal mail or subscriptions):
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate's Control Number (OCA#)
Nashville / Davidson County Sheriff’s Office
PO Box 196383
Nashville, TN 37219-6383

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How Do You Find Someone in the Behavioral Care Center?

To search for an inmate in the Behavioral Care Center, 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 615-862-8200 for the information you are looking for. You can also look up a Davidson 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.

Behavioral Care Center Inmate Search

The Behavioral Care Center maintains an average of 60 offenders in custody on any given day. The Behavioral Care Center 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 Davidson County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 60,400 offenders.

The following charts of Davidson 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 Davidson 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 Davidson 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 Davidson 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 Behavioral Care Center

The Behavioral Care Center is not a jail, but is an alternative to jail for those who are in need of mental health or addiction treatment.

It is 12,0000 square feet and connects directly with the jail for Davidson County, reachable at 615-862-8200.

The building was completed in 2020 and was designed to address the needs of the large portion of those being arrested who were determined to have a mental illness upon their arrival at the jail, who would benefit more from receiving that care then the rehabilitative efforts of a traditional detention center.

With skylights, brightly painted walls, and a welcoming environment, offenders who are housed at the Behavioral Care Center are provided with intensive treatments, have individual rooms with space for 60 male inmates and 60 female inmates.

Those who complete the program will not be charged legally for their arrest, and will be able to access resources that continue beyond their stay to support their success outside of the program as well. In order to qualify for this the charges may be misdemeanor or felony, they must have a diagnosis of a mental health concern or substance use or addiction, and they must have a low acuity level.

Personalized treatments are created to address each individual and their specific needs with a licensed therapist, and they will engage with individual and group therapy, managing medications, and creating a strong plan for discharge and their success thereafter.

Since opening there has been a drastic drop in the recidivism rates in Davidson County and surrounding counties. All contact is approved on a case by case basis, including if any resident will receive mail, will be able to make phone calls, and if they will be able to have visitors when they are ready.  

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Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the Behavioral Care Center?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Behavioral Care Center, call the jail’s booking line at 615-862-8200.

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.

Behavioral Care Center Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Davidson 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 Davidson 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 Behavioral Care Center?

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 Davidson 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 Behavioral Care Center 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 Behavioral Care Center 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 Behavioral Care Center
Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Behavioral Care Center? What is the Schedule?

Behavioral Care Center ON-SITE (at the jail) VIDEO VISITATION SCHEDULE
433 Gay Street
Nashville, TN 37201
615-862-8200

Schedule Video Visits online with Securus

  • On-site Visits are free.
  • Visits are 60 minutes.
  • Visitation schedule subject to change.
  • Inmates are allowed two visits per week
  • A maximum of 2 guests are allowed per an on-site video session.
  • All visits must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
DAY TIME
SUNDAY 8:00 AM - 8:50 PM
MONDAY 5:00 PM - 9:20 PM
TUESDAY 5:00 PM - 9:20 PM
WEDNESDAY No Visits
THURSDAY No Visits
FRIDAY 8:00 AM - 8:50 PM
SATURDAY 8:00 AM - 8:50 PM

The Behavioral Care Center Video Visitation Scheduling Procedure:

  • STEP 1: Online registration is available through Securus Technologies. Family and friends may also download the app through Google Play or the App Store.
  • STEP 2: Inmate schedules visit with visitor.
  • STEP 3: Inmate then contacts their case manager to see if time/date is open.
  • STEP 4: The inmate's case manager confirms if date/time is available and schedules visit.
  • STEP 5: Visitor will receive email confirmation, once visit is scheduled.


Behavioral Care Center REMOTE (at home) VIDEO VISITATION SCHEDULE

Schedule Video Visits online with Securus

  • All visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Visitation Schedule subject to change.
  • Visits are 20 minutes, and cost $5.00.
DAY TIME
SUNDAY 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:50 PM
MONDAY 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:50 PM
TUESDAY 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:50 PM
WEDNESDAY 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:50 PM
THURSDAY 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:50 PM
FRIDAY 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:50 PM
SATURDAY 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:50 PM

Behavioral Care Center uses Securus Video Connect for Remote Inmate Video Visitation. 



Video Visitation allows 'approved' friends, family members, attorneys and clergy of an inmate to connect with them using their computer, Securus Video Visitation app, or ‘on-site’ kiosk. 

Steps:
Register and/or log in.
Select the facility of your inmate.
Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits.
Schedule your visit.

What is the Cost of a Remote Video Visit?
Costs vary and are subject to change, but generally visits range from $5.00 to $15.00 for a 15 to 30 minute online or on-site video visit.

How do you know if your Inmate will be available during the time you schedule?
The Securus system knows the times that Behavioral Care Center inmates are available for remote video visits.
It will not allow you to schedule a visit with your inmate if they are not available or the video visitation kiosk(s) in the jail are booked already.
Once you schedule a visit with your inmate they will be notified of the date and time of the visit.

Important Tips:
Your entire visit is being monitored and recorded. Do not say or do anything that you would not want being replayed in court.
You should schedule your visit, in advance, at a time that works best for you.
For best sound quality, use earbuds or headsets.

Quick & Easy Access to Important Information & Help:
Phone: 972-734-1111 or 877-578-3658
Video Tutorial on Registering for Securus Video Visits.
Frequently Asked Questions.
Behavioral Care Center Pricing.
Securus Contact Information.
iphone app
Android app

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Behavioral Care Center’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 615-862-8200 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 Behavioral Care Center?

Behavioral Care Center REMOTE (at home) VIDEO VISITATION SCHEDULE

Schedule Video Visits online with Securus

  • All visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Visitation Schedule subject to change.
  • Visits are 20 minutes, and cost $5.00.
DAY TIME
SUNDAY 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:50 PM
MONDAY 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:50 PM
TUESDAY 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:50 PM
WEDNESDAY 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:50 PM
THURSDAY 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:50 PM
FRIDAY 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:50 PM
SATURDAY 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:50 PM

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Behavioral Care Center’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 615-862-8200 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Behavioral Care Center?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Behavioral Care Center’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 615-862-8200 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Behavioral Care Center?

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Behavioral Care Center

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Davidson County do the following:

1. Enroll in an account with Securus Technologies.

2. Choose one of three account types, Securus Debit, Advance Connect or Direct Bill.
3. Choose [facility_name_1}, then connect with your inmate.
4. If you have any questions, call Securus: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591.

To find out fees, how to's, calling times, limits on phone calls and other systems Securus has do that you can communicate with your Davidson County inmate, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your inmate's phone calls are recorded and stored. It is advised not to discuss their pending case.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Behavioral Care Center’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 615-862-8200 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Behavioral Care Center, and what can I send them?

Behavioral Care Center Inmate Mail Policies, Procedures & Regulations

Personal Mail - All mail sent to an inmate is opened and then scanned into a digital format that the inmate can read on a kiosk screen or a tablet. Inmate's will not receive the originals.

Legal Mail - All legal mail is opened and the attorney's office is then contacted by phone or email to confirm legitimacy. Any inmate or sender that impersonates legal mail will be criminally charged. No exceptions.



Postcards
The Behavioral Care Center allows inmates to receive pre-metered postcards like the type purchased from the post office. They may also allow certain photo postcards as long as they have not been tampered with or contain images that may be considered to be obscene or violent in nature. The postcard will be scanned and inmate will receive a digital copy to read on a kiosk screen or a tablet. The original will be destroyed.



Envelopes
The Behavioral Care Center allows envelopes to be mailed to inmates. The postcard will be scanned and inmate will receive a digital copy to read on a kiosk screen or a tablet. The original will be destroyed.

Postcards and Envelopes are to be mailed to:
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate's Control Number (OCA#)
Nashville / Davidson County Sheriff’s Office
PO Box 196383
Nashville, TN 37219-6383



Money Orders


You may mail an inmate a Money Order for their Commissary. 
Mail to:
VendEngine
5543 Edmondson Pike
Ste 888
Nashville, TN 37211

  • Money orders cannot exceed $300.00 or they will be returned.
  • Money orders require 7-10 business days for processing to the individual’s account.
  • Money orders will be assessed a maintenance fee that will be deducted from the total amount. 

Money orders must include:
Behavioral Care Center
Full name of the inmate

Inmate's Control number and Facility ID #

  • Money orders not containing this information will be returned to the sender.
  • No personal checks or items that are not official money orders from USPS, Western Union or Money Gram.
  • Any items received outside of these requirements will be returned to the sender.
  • If your inmate is released before a money order is received and applied to their account, the money order will be returned to the sender.


Newspapers
Local or national newspapers are not allowed to mailed to inmates.



Magazines
Magazines are not allowed to be mailed to inmates.



Books
Books are not allowed to be mailed in to inmates.



Care packages
Care Packages are not allowed to mailed to inmates.

Behavioral Care Center Inmate Mail Policies, Procedures & Regulations

Personal Mail - All mail sent to an inmate is opened and then scanned into a digital format that the inmate can read on a kiosk screen or a tablet. Inmate's will not receive the originals.

Legal Mail - All legal mail is opened and the attorney's office is then contacted by phone or email to confirm legitimacy. Any inmate or sender that impersonates legal mail will be criminally charged. No exceptions.



Postcards
The Behavioral Care Center allows inmates to receive pre-metered postcards like the type purchased from the post office. They may also allow certain photo postcards as long as they have not been tampered with or contain images that may be considered to be obscene or violent in nature. The postcard will be scanned and inmate will receive a digital copy to read on a kiosk screen or a tablet. The original will be destroyed.



Envelopes
The Behavioral Care Center allows envelopes to be mailed to inmates. The postcard will be scanned and inmate will receive a digital copy to read on a kiosk screen or a tablet. The original will be destroyed.

Postcards and Envelopes are to be mailed to:
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate's Control Number (OCA#)
Nashville / Davidson County Sheriff’s Office
PO Box 196383
Nashville, TN 37219-6383



Money Orders


You may mail an inmate a Money Order for their Commissary. 
Mail to:
VendEngine
5543 Edmondson Pike
Ste 888
Nashville, TN 37211

  • Money orders cannot exceed $300.00 or they will be returned.
  • Money orders require 7-10 business days for processing to the individual’s account.
  • Money orders will be assessed a maintenance fee that will be deducted from the total amount. 

Money orders must include:
Behavioral Care Center
Full name of the inmate

Inmate's Control Number & Facility ID number

  • Money orders not containing this information will be returned to the sender.
  • No personal checks or items that are not official money orders from USPS, Western Union or Money Gram.
  • Any items received outside of these requirements will be returned to the sender.
  • If your inmate is released before a money order is received and applied to their account, the money order will be returned to the sender.


Newspapers
Local or national newspapers are not allowed to mailed to inmates.



Magazines
Magazines are not allowed to be mailed to inmates.



Books
Books are not allowed to be mailed in to inmates.



Care packages
Care Packages are not allowed to mailed to inmates.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Behavioral Care Center’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 615-862-8200 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the Behavioral Care Center, and what can I purchase?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Behavioral Care Center’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 615-862-8200 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Behavioral Care Center using an Online Messaging Service?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Behavioral Care Center’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 615-862-8200 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Behavioral Care Center have Access to Tablets or Computers?

Behavioral Care Center now offers Securus 'SecureView' Tablet Rentals to their inmates.


  
Securus is the same company that handles the inmate phone system, video visitations, email and texting and digital letters.

The tablets can be rented on a monthly basis and while not directly connected to the internet, the inmates can use them for the following activities:

  • Phone Calls - Inmates may make calls directly from their tablet allowing for more privacy. The rates are the same as the phones in the unit, and the calls are still recorded and monitored.
  • eMessaging - Communicate via a text based message or picture. Fee based system.
  • Job Search - Using JobView, a secure job search application, inmates have the ability to see what jobs are available when they are released.
  • Education - Free educational platform and course catalog that provides thousands of educational resources.
  • Self Help -Inmates have daily access to mental health and addiction recovery programming.
  • Music - Top-40, Hip-Hop, Country, Rock, Gospel, and more.
  • Law Library -  Legal research with up-to-date case information.
  • eBooks - Thousands of available titles.
  • Religion - Religious resources for spiritual guidance.
  • Games - Inmates can play their favorite games. Available through monthly subscriptions
  • Facility Services - Digital access to submitted forms, requests, facility documents, and notifications from staff.

Here's how it works:

  • Register here.  It is recommended you use Chrome or Firefox.
  • Pay for the subscription using Paypal.
  • You get charged the 1st of each month. 
  • You get charged a full month even if it's only used for a partial month.
  • No activation or early termination fees.
  • Your inmate will receive their tablet in 3-5 business days, after you pay.

Questions:

How to Rent a Tablet for an Inmate in Behavioral Care Center

To rent a tablet for an inmate in Davidson County follow these instructions:

  • Register here.  It is recommended you use Chrome or Firefox.
  • Pay for the subscription using Paypal.
  • You get charged the 1st of each month. 
  • You get charged a full month even if it's only used for a partial month.
  • No activation or early termination fees.
  • Your Davidson County inmate will recieve their tablet in 3-5 business days, after you pay.


If you have any questions:

For all Davidson County information on Tablet Rentals for your inmate, check out our Tablet Rental Page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Behavioral Care Center’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 615-862-8200 for further assistance.

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What are the other City and County Jails in Davidson County?

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Other Jails Nearby

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

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