Women's Correctional Center

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Women's Correctional Center Information

The Women's Correctional Center is a 252 bed jail in the city of Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee. You can call them 24 hours a day for inmate information at 615-862-8123.

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 615-862-8123, 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 Women's Correctional Center at 615-862-8123 to get it.

Phone: 615-862-8123

Physical Address:
5115 Harding Place
Nashville, TN 37211

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

Other Jails and Prisons

How Do You Find Someone in the Women's Correctional Center?

To search for an inmate in the Women's Correctional 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 615-862-8123 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.

Women's Correctional Center Inmate Search

The Women's Correctional Center maintains an average of 252 offenders in custody on any given day. The Women's Correctional 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 Women's Correctional Center

Housed in what was previously the MDF Annex, the Women's Correctional Center provides housing for the female inmates of all security levels, minimum, medium, and maximum, and has a top capacity of 252.

The building is stark concrete and contrasts to its surroundings, offering a safe space for the secure detention of both those who are awaiting their trial and those who have been sentenced.

Questions about an inmate or their programs are directed to the staff onsite at 615-862-8123.

Women's Correctional Center provides access to several programs that are intended to support personal and emotional growth, to help develop new coping and life skills, and to reduce the rates of recidivism by helping to prepare women for reintegration and to build a successful career and future. Mental health professionals provide counseling and therapy as needed, and educators are onsite to provide ongoing education in academic as well as pro-social behaviors.

Cognitive behavioral treatments are used to prepare residents for their future outside of the facility and to provide them with necessary tools for success and to reduce the recidivism rates.

This program has a mirrored one in place for male inmates at the Male Correctional Development Center nearby, as well as there being a Downtown Detention Center and a Maximum Correctional Center in Davidson County.

While incarcerated, residents are not isolated rather are able to engage in recreational activities, exercise or physical activity, learning opportunities, and will be able to remain in contact with their friends and family via mail at: 

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

...and via outgoing phone calls along with video visitation which is managed online.

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Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the Women's Correctional Center?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Women's Correctional Center, call the jail’s booking line at 615-862-8123.

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.

Women's Correctional 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 Women's Correctional 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 Women's Correctional 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 Women's Correctional 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 Women's Correctional Center
Inmate Bail and Bonding

What is Bail?

Bail is what the arrested in Davidson County must pay or do to stay out of jail until the first court appearance. 

The agreement to bail acts as a promise that the arrested will return to court for court dates and trial. Bail usually refers to a dollar amount, but bail can also mean something that has to be done, or a condition such as reporting to an officer of the court, a curfew, restraining orders or attending a treatment program. 

Bail is usually a significant enough amount of money and/or condition that the person will be negatively impacted and has incentive to return to court and not flee. A flight risk usually means that the person would flee the area, and not necessary that they are going to take an airplane. 

If a judge in Tennessee feels that the arrested will return to court for further proceedings, the arrested could be released under a conditional release without needing to pay bail money. This is called Released on Own Recognizance, or ROR.  

Conditions for ROR might be to obey all court orders and laws, maintain contact with the lawyer, report changes in residence or have no contact with the victim. Family support will show the court that there are people who will make sure that the defendant makes it to court. 

If the judge or bail schedule determines that the defendant would be a danger to the public if they were released, bail can be denied, and the person will be detained in the Women's Correctional Center until the case is resolved or goes to trial. 

Bail can be denied if the defendant did not comply with bail conditions from a previous arrest. Bail is usually denied in cases of violent offenses. 

What is the difference between Bail and Bond?

Bail and bond are used interchangeably to mean the same thing but technically, they are different. The bail is the amount to be paid and a bond is a signed document promising payment of the bail amount with certain conditions. Think of a bond as a loan to pay for the bail.  

The bond payment is always written to the court in your municipality, Davidson County or district directly and does not go through the defendant. Chances of obtaining a bond from a bond company or clerk of court are better if family is involved.  

The thought of being in jail can cause the arrested to panic and try to secure a bond immediately.  

DO NOT panic and take the time to understand all the options.  

More courts are now trying to work with defendants to make bail work and might provide non-monetary options or even reduce the bail.  

Payments to a bond company are not refundable. It is a long process to get back property title or money that was given to the clerk of court or bondsperson to secure the bond. This could put your loved ones into a difficult financial situation. 

Another reason not to unnecessarily rush into securing a bond is that if the court notes that you came up with the money to pay a bond company, they may assume you have resources to pay a defense attorney and decline public defense.  

On the other hand, as anyone who has ever been involved in their criminal defense understands, fighting your case while ‘out on the streets’ gives you a much better chance of either winning, or getting a more favorable sentence.  

What are the different types of bonds in Davidson County?

Based on a review of information from the arrest, the judge or bail officer will determine and notify the accused of which types of bonds are available to them.

To describe the types of bonds, let’s use an example of buying your neighbor’s car. Your neighbor decides the price of the car and how they would be paid.

Similarly, the court (meaning a police or bail officer, clerk of court, bail magistrate or judge) determines the bail amount and how it would be paid.

Here are different options that the seller of the car or the court might consider:

You could pay full asking price for the car in cash. This is similar to paying cash bail. The full amount of bail would be paid to the town or county clerk or at the jail. Cash, cashier’s checks and credit cards are usually accepted.

You could sign an agreement on your own or with another person to pay for the car at a future date knowing that your neighbor would know where to find you if you stopped payment. This would be similar to a cash bond or a personal recognizance (PR) bond which are bonds to where someone representing the defendant signs paperwork promising to pay the bail amount if the defendant does not show up to court. There is no money due up front. 

If the defendant does not show up, the full amount of the bail will be due to the court and the people who signed the paperwork will be responsible for paying the court and the court will send the sheriff’s department to arrest you. 

Cash bonds and PR bonds are types of unsecured bonds because you are not securing it with any money down. In bond terms, a surety is a person who will be responsible for making sure that you will show to court and will be responsible to pay the bond if the arrested person does not show up.

Surety can be family, friend or a bondsperson. Your attorney cannot act as a surety.

You can put a deposit down for your neighbor’s car and sign an agreement that the car will be paid off at a later date. Cash percentage in lieu of bonds is when the defendant pays a percentage of the bail amount, usually 10%, to the court which then holds the money until the case is over. 

The amount is returned to the person who paid the 10% after the case is over. In most cases, the full amount is not returned if there are court fees or fines due. This is a type of surety bond if another person signs the bond paperwork.

You could sign an agreement that if the car were not paid off, that your neighbor would get your house or something of value. 

A property bond is a bond that the courts might consider in which the bond is pledged in land or home real estate (mobile homes are not accepted).  

Usually, the property must be in the same state as the courts, and it must be worth at least 1 ½ - 2 times the amount of the bond.  

There are multiple court fees involved to execute a property bond with the courts and a tedious process to get the property deed back. This is another type of surety bond if another person or a bond company is used to secure the bond. 

You could also go to a local bank and take out a car loan offering property or anything of value for collateral. You may get someone to co-sign on the loan and offer their property. The bank charges fees, interest and could keep your property if you did not pay the loan back, or even on time.  

A professional bondsperson makes money, at least 10% of the bond amount by providing you with a “loan” called a bond. The percent that they charge is fixed by the state and cannot be negotiated. The defendant or surety does not get that 10% or more back even if the terms of the bail are met. 

With a property bond, the property deed would need to be signed over to the bondsperson and everyone on the deed would need to be involved. 

A Transfer Bond is transferable across state lines but generally a bond company will only assume the loan to adjoining states. In addition to the 10% fee, there is a transfer fee owed to the bonding company between $50-$100.

Since the bondsperson signed off, to be responsible that you show to court as your surety, they can send a bounty hunter to bring you to court if you flee. A bondsperson does not have to give you a bond if the defendant seems to be too much of a risk.

Ask the bondsperson to explain all the costs: percentage, fees or court fees. There is never a reason to rush through signing the paperwork with a bond company. Make sure that everything told to you is in writing and that you understand what you are signing. Ask questions, and if you feel rushed or don’t understand the contract with the bond company, you might want to call another one.

(There have been phone scams where a bond company calls and informs a person that their family member has been arrested and they ask for financial information.  A bondsperson will not call asking for money without involvement of the arrested.)

Does Davidson County have bail?

Yes,  Davidson County recognizes most types of bonds.

What kind of bonds are accepted in Davidson County? 

Davidson County recognizes most types of bonds. The court will consider what type of bonds will be accepted depending on the circumstances of the arrest.

Who can set bail in Davidson County?

Bail is set by a magistrate or judge.

When is bail set in Tennessee?

Bail is set during the defendant’s first court hearing, also known as a bail hearing. This court appearance will be scheduled within 72 hrs. of arrest not counting weekends or holidays.

Can I get the bail or bond reduced in Davidson County Tennessee? 

Yes, your attorney can request a bond reduction.

In Davidson County Tennessee, who can pay bail for me?

The person posting bail should be a relative or close friend, called a surety, because they are promising and taking responsibility that you will return to court to get their money back. 

A surety is not responsible for court fees or paying off personal debts for the defendant. A professional bondsperson who is approved by the State of Tennessee could be the surety and execute a bond to the court on your behalf.

Can bail be paid online in Davidson County Tennessee?

Yes, Tennessee does offer online bail payment. Please contact the jail for specific information on how to pay bail. Go to the Women's Correctional Center for more information about the jails in Davidson County.

What options are there to pay bail in Davidson County Tennessee?

Most all jail and courts accept cash, a cashier or bankers’ check. Some accept a credit card with fees. Please contact the jail for specific information on what methods of payment are accepted. Go to the Women's Correctional Center for more information about posting bail in Davidson County.  

Will I get all my bond money back in Tennessee? 

Bail money is returned to the person who paid the bail; in whole or in part once the case is finished. There may be fees, restitution (money to pay for damage caused by the crime) or fines that come out of that amount. If you used a bondsperson, you would not get your 10% back. Property is returned by the court or bondsperson after the appropriate requests and formal paperwork are completed with the court.

Can I get bail or a bond with no money down in Davidson County?

No, unless released on own recognizance you will be required to pay some money down to secure bail. 

A cash bond or a personal recognizance (PR) bond are bonds where someone representing the defendant signs paperwork promising to pay the bail amount if the defendant does not show up to court. There is no money due up front. 

If the defendant does not show up, the full amount of the bail will be due to the court and the people who signed the paperwork will be responsible for paying the court and the court will send the sheriff’s department to arrest you.

What are the least expensive and affordable bail bonds in Tennessee?

The Women's Correctional Center or court in this jurisdiction can provide you with a list of approved and licensed bond companies, but they cannot recommend a specific company. You are not obligated to use the first company available and can call several companies to compare what kind of bonds that the bondsperson is willing to execute.

The percentage of bail that the bond company can charge is set, usually at 10%, by the state and cannot be negotiated.

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Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Women's Correctional Center? What is the Schedule?

Women's Correctional Center ON-SITE (at the jail) VIDEO VISITATION SCHEDULE
5115 Harding Place
Nashville, TN 37211
615-862-8123

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 Women's Correctional 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.


Women's Correctional 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

Women's Correctional 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 Women's Correctional 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.
Women's Correctional 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 Women's Correctional Center’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 615-862-8123 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 Women's Correctional Center?

Women's Correctional 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 Women's Correctional Center’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 615-862-8123 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Women's Correctional Center?

You can deposit money four different ways:

correctpay.com Assistance:

24/7 Customer Service - 855-836-3364
Frequently Asked Questions

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Davidson County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Women's Correctional Center follow these steps:

  • Register with correctpay by creating an account.
  • Select Tennessee, then select Women's Correctional Center, and then the inmate you want to send money to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to send, and input your payment method.
  • You can deposit money four ways:
  • Deposit online at correctpay.com.
  • Deposit at the VendEngine kiosk in the Women's Correctional Center lobby.
  • Deposit over the phone 24/7 at 855-836-3364
  • Deposit through their iOS or Android app.

For all information on how to Send Money to an inmate's account, what the fees are, how long it takes to hit their account and more, check out our full money and commissary guide for Women's Correctional Center.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Women's Correctional Center’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 615-862-8123 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Women's Correctional Center?

Women's Correctional Center uses the services of correctpay.com (aka JailFunds) for you to deposit funds into your inmate’s account so that they can purchase phone calling time from this jail’s inmate phone calling service.

You can deposit money four different ways:

Cost to Send Money
To deposit between $1.00 and $300.00 the fee ranges from $1.50-$2.95, plus an additional 5%. 
*Rates are subject to change.

Examples:  

  • Deposit $100.00, your fee will be as high as $7.95.  Your inmate will receive $92.05.
  • Deposit $300.00, your fee will be as high as $17.95.  Your inmate will receive $282.05.

correctpay.com Help
24/7 Customer Service - 855-836-3364
Frequently Asked Questions

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Women's Correctional 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 Women's Correctional Center’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 615-862-8123 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Women's Correctional Center, and what can I send them?

Women's Correctional 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 Women's Correctional 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 Women's Correctional 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:
Women's Correctional 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.

Women's Correctional 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 Women's Correctional 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 Women's Correctional 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:
Women's Correctional 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 Women's Correctional Center’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 615-862-8123 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the Women's Correctional Center, and what can I purchase?

Women's Correctional Center 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:

correctpay.com Contact, Help and FAQ

24/7 Customer Service - 855-836-3364
Frequently Asked Questions

How to Send Commissary Money to an Inmate in Davidson County

To send commissary money to an inmate's account in Women's Correctional Center follow these steps:

You can deposit money four different ways:

  • Deposit online at correctpay.com.
  • Deposit at the VendEngine kiosk in the Women's Correctional Center lobby.
  • Deposit over the phone 24/7 at 855-836-3364
  • Deposit through their iOS or Android app.

24/7 Customer Service - 855-836-3364
Frequently Asked Questions

For all information, tips and available items for send money and for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Women's Correctional Center check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Davidson County.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Women's Correctional Center’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 615-862-8123 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Women's Correctional Center using an Online Messaging Service?

Women's Correctional Center uses Securus eMessaging for Inmate Email.




Register here. (You are already registered if you signed up with Securus for 'Phone' or 'Remote Visitation').

Steps: 
1.  Sign up for eMessaging
2. Find your inmate.
3. Purchase a book of Securus ‘stamps’.
4. Type & Send message.

Things you CAN do:
1.  You CAN ONLY send messages from the Securus website, or with the Securus app. (links below).
2. You CAN transfer ‘stamps’ to your inmate.
3. You CAN deposit money to your inmate, and they can purchase ‘stamps’ on their end.
4. Each time you send a message, you CAN pay for them to reply.
5. You CAN send photos. (Jail staff will review for appropriateness) 

Things you CANNOT do:
1.  You CANNOT use your own personal email to send messages.
2. You CANNOT send any message or photo that would normally be rejected by regular mail.

Other Things:
1.  Photos must be .jpg, .jpeg or .png.
2. eMessages and photos must meet the jail’s standards for regular mail.
3. If your eMessage or Photo is rejected you will be notified of the reason, but you will NOT get a refund.

What is the cost of sending inmate messages?

  • Send a text Message - 1 stamp
  • Purchase a reply for your inmate - 1 stamp
  • Attach up to 5 photos - 1 stamp each photo
  • Share up to 5 eCards - 1 stamp each eCard
  • Send just a photo with no text - 1 stamp
  • Send a 30 second VideoGram - 3 stamps

What can your inmate do with digital 'stamps'?

  • Reply to your eMessage if you attach a return stamp
  • Receive transferred stamps you share with them (no cost to transfer)
  • When available, they can purchase their own stamps from their Inmate Debit Account


Contact Information and Help:
eMessaging FAQ  
eMessaging Signup & Helpful Information  
Online Customer Service Support 
Phone Support: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591
iphone app
Android app

Mailing Check payments
Securus Correctional Billing Services
PO Box 650757
Dallas, Texas 75265-075

How to Send a Text or Email Message to an Inmate in Women's Correctional Center

To send a text or email message to a Davidson County inmate, do the following:

Women's Correctional Center uses Securus eMessaging for Inmate Email.

Register here. (You are already registered if you signed up with Securus for 'Phone' or 'Remote Visitation' in Davidson County or any jail or prison in the country).
Steps: 
1.  Sign up for eMessaging
2. Find your Davidson County inmate.
3. Purchase a book of Securus ‘stamps’.
4. Type & Send message.

For all Davidson County information for sending secure messages to an inmate in Women's Correctional Center, including instructions, video examples, fees, limits, tablet rentals and more, check out out Text/Email an Inmate Page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Women's Correctional Center’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 615-862-8123 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Women's Correctional Center have Access to Tablets or Computers?

Women's Correctional 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 Women's Correctional 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 Women's Correctional Center’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 615-862-8123 for further assistance.

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This facility, known as "Women's Correctional Center" is also known as Correctional Development Center - Female, Davidson County Correctional Center - Female, CDC Facility - DCSO, Correctional Development Center, Davidson County Correctional Center-Female, Davidson County Correctional Center-Female, Tennessee, Davidson.