Monroe County Jail & Sheriff

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Monroe County Jail & Sheriff Information

The Monroe County Jail & Sheriff is a 190 bed jail in the city of Madisonville, Monroe 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 423-442-3911, 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 Monroe County Jail & Sheriff at 423-442-3911 to get it.

Phone: 423-442-3911

Physical Address:
319 Hickory St.
Madisonville, TN 37354

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How Do You Find Someone in the Monroe County Jail & Sheriff?

To search for an inmate in the Monroe County Jail & Sheriff, 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 423-442-3911 for the information you are looking for. You can also look up a Monroe 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.

Monroe County Jail & Sheriff Inmate Search

The Monroe County Jail & Sheriff maintains an average of 190 offenders in custody on any given day. The Monroe County Jail & Sheriff 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 Monroe County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 3,800 offenders.

The following charts of Monroe 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 Monroe 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 Monroe 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 Monroe 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 Monroe County Jail & Sheriff

INTERESTING FACTS about the Monroe County Jail: Built in 2017, the new justice center is certified to hold 344 inmates. There are 88 dorm beds and 277 indirect supervision beds, a medical clinic, in house food service, laundry and inmate programs 

Monroe County has seen an increase in the number of incarcerated females.

New facility tour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0oS5uLbsKw&feature=emb_imp_woyt

Inmates are allowed two 30-minute visits a week. NO VISITATION 11:30AM - 12:30PM

VISIT YOUR LOVED ONE  

Having an outlet to contact loved ones outside the  Monroe County Jail may be critical to the well-being of someone serving time behind bars.

Remote Visitation, in the comfort of your own home is available for most facilities. Visitation hours may be dependent upon the sex of the person and, also dependent upon the section of the facility in which they are housed.

 In 2020, COVID stopped in person visitation in all facilities, but some have reinstated in person visitation. Call 423-442-3911 to check the current status of in person visitation in.

You must submit a picture and government photo ID for facility approval prior to visiting someone in our facility and there is a strict protocol that must be followed or privileges can be revoked.

If you are doing in person visitation, visitors are subject to search. Dress appropriately. If too much skin is showing, you may be refused visitation rights.

COMMISSARY

CASH ONLY in the lobby! Posts immediately for use. See other ways to deposit commissary below. Cash is available immediately, but money orders may take longer to post.

MAIL

Please include the inmates name, ID number, dorm number and cell or bed number if possible, when sending mail. 

DO NOT SEND lewd photos. All mail will be inspected by authorities and contraband seized.

 

 

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Recent Bookings & Arrests

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

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Monroe County Jail & Sheriff, call the jail’s booking line at 423-442-3911.

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.

Monroe County Jail & Sheriff Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Monroe 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 Monroe 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 Monroe County Jail & Sheriff?

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 Monroe 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 Monroe County Jail & Sheriff 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 Monroe County Jail & Sheriff 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 Monroe County Jail & Sheriff
Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Monroe County Jail & Sheriff? What is the Schedule?

Inmate Visitation

IMPORTANT - All remote visitation at the Monroe County Jail & Sheriff is conducted by City Tele Coin video.

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

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

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

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

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



All Video Visitation services are provided by City Tele Coin.

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

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

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

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Monroe County Jail & Sheriff’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 423-442-3911 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 Monroe County Jail & Sheriff?

Monroe County Jail & Sheriff Inmate Visitation

IMPORTANT - All remote visitation at the Monroe County Jail & Sheriff is conducted by City Tele Coin video.

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

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

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

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

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



All Video Visitation services are provided by City Tele Coin.

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

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

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

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Monroe County Jail & Sheriff’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 423-442-3911 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Monroe County Jail & Sheriff?

You can deposit money four different ways:

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

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Monroe County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Monroe County Jail & Sheriff follow these steps:

  • Register with correctpay by creating an account.
  • Select Tennessee, then select Monroe County Jail & Sheriff, 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 Monroe County Jail & Sheriff 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 Monroe County Jail & Sheriff.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Monroe County Jail & Sheriff’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 423-442-3911 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Monroe County Jail & Sheriff?

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

To register and sign up for a phone account with City Tele Coin to communicate with your Monroe County Jail & Sheriff inmate, follow the instructions below:

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

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

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

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Monroe County Jail & Sheriff’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 423-442-3911 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

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

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Monroe County Jail & Sheriff’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 423-442-3911 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

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

Monroe County Jail & Sheriff 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 Monroe County

To send commissary money to an inmate's account in Monroe County Jail & Sheriff follow these steps:

You can deposit money four different ways:

  • Deposit online at correctpay.com.
  • Deposit at the VendEngine kiosk in the Monroe County Jail & Sheriff 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 Monroe County Jail & Sheriff check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Monroe County.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Monroe County Jail & Sheriff’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 423-442-3911 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

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

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

You can deposit money four different ways:

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

Go directly here to start the process to send a message

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

To send a secure email message and digital photos to an inmate in Monroe County Jail & Sheriff follow these steps:

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

For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in Monroe County Jail & Sheriff and send them photos, check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Monroe County. 
24/7 Customer Service - 855-836-3364

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Monroe County Jail & Sheriff’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 423-442-3911 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Monroe County Jail & Sheriff have Access to Tablets or Computers?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Monroe County Jail & Sheriff’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 423-442-3911 for further assistance.

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Other Jails Nearby

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

Monroe Graham Cherokee Polk McMinn Loudon Blount
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