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ABOUT Knox County Work Release Center

The Knox County Work Release Center in the city of Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee is a maximum-security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level, misdemeanor offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level has to be as high as is it would be in any maximum-security state prison. 

Some of the security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. Correctional officers in Knox County Work Release Center are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence. 

The men and women being held in the Knox County Work Release Center are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Knox County Court System already and been sentenced to one year or less. 

When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the /state-prisons/tennessee or the Federal Bureau of Prisons

Illegal immigrants may be transferred into ICE custody and are then deported.

Inmates in the Knox County Work Release Center are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed access to phones to contact friends and family members, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, a legal library, and bathroom and shower facilities. 

The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazines from trusted outside publishers.

Family and Friends of inmates are allowed to schedule a time to visit.

Information You Will Find on This Page

On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find very helpful and very useful: 

Knox County Inmate Search

How to Bail out an Inmate at this jail

Inmate Phone use for this facility

Visitation Rules and Schedules - both here and online

Commissary Deposits and Inmate Accounts

Knox County Work Release Center Inmate Mail Guidelines


We also provide information on:

  • How to contact the facility
  • Directions to the jail
  • Knox County recent arrests
  • Local, State and Federal Most Wanted bulletins
  • Outstanding Arrest Warrants
  • Crime News
  • Knox County Court Appearances, and lots more.

Knox County Work Release Center

Tennessee Knox 50


5001 Maloneyville Road
Knoxville, TN 37918


Jail (Main): 865-281-0607

Visitation: 865-281-6728

Administration: 865-971-3911

Adult Court: 865-215-2375

Adult Probation: 865-215-2487

Arrest Warrants: 865-215-2442

Bail: 865-281-6728

District Attorney: 865-215-2515

Inmate Info: 865-215-2243

Juvenile: 865-215-6500

Juvenile Court: 865-215-6400

Juvenile Probation: 865-215-2487

Police: 865-215-7000

Police Tips: 865-215-2243

Public Defender: 865-594-6120

Records: 865-215-2244

Sheriff: 865-215-2444


Adult Court: 865-215-2173

Adult Probation: 865-215-3979

District Attorney: 865-215-4253

Juvenile Court: 865-215-6546

Juvenile Probation: 865-215-3979

Public Defender: 865-594-6169


Inmate's First and Last Name
Name of Inmate, IDN, Unit #, Pod Assignment
Knox County Sheriff’s Detention Facility
5001 Maloneyville Road
Knoxville, TN 37918