Union County Jail & Sheriff Inmate Tablet Rental

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Union County Jail & Sheriff

Address:
130 Veteran’s Street
Maynardville, TN 37807

Phone:

865-992-6262

Rent a Tablet for an Inmate in the Union County Jail & Sheriff

Renting a Tablet for Union County Jail & Sheriff Inmates

Union County Jail & Sheriff is, or will soon be, providing tablets for inmates to use for phone and visitation communication, as well as sending and receiving electronic messaging. If you don't see this facility's tablet service company listed below, call the jail at 865-992-6262 for information.

The tablets are not connected directly to the internet, but instead to a server controlled by the Union County Jail & Sheriff.  This allows all communication between inmates and their contacts to monitored during calls and visits, as well as delays while written communication is reviewed.

Please note that while the jail may provide the tablet for free, there will be a cost for ongoing use of it for entertainment and educational purposes.

Scroll down for a complete section outlining Frequently Asked Questions and Answers regarding renting tablets for Union County Jail & Sheriff Inmates.

Does Union County Jail & Sheriff have tablets for the inmates to use?

You can find information about the Union County Jail & Sheriff’s tablet program at the top of this page. If there is no information about it, it is because they either have recently changed companies or are not yet providing this service for inmates. Call 865-992-6262 to confirm.

What can the inmates use the tablets for?

Inmates in jails and prisons are using tablets for all the communication services available such as video visitation, video phone calls, regular phone calls, and electronic messaging – which is like texting and email.

Tablets are also used for entertainment, such as watching movies, television shows, listening to music and reading e-books. It is also used for education, self-help information, and legal research.

Are the jail’s tablets connected to the internet?

No, they are not connected to the internet. All the messages, visits and programming goes through a system controlled by the company that provides the tablets, and through the jail. They control what each inmate sees. All messages are carefully screened and not delivered if the sender or the inmate violates jail policy.

How much do the tablets cost to use?

For accessing visits and messages, the tablets are free to us. Each unit has many of them, all provided by the company that has contracted with the jail. Of course, the video visits and messages have a fee and those are paid for by the inmate’s family and friends who use the service.

If inmates are supposedly being punished, why do they get access to tablets?

That’s the question a lot of people ask and don’t fully understand.

The way the jail staff looks at it, is that if they can keep the inmates busy and distracted, it makes it safer for them. 

Tablets also give them a certain power over controller an inmate’s behavior. For example, if an inmate knows that they will lose the privilege of having access to a tablet if they get into a fight or violate another rule or policy, they will be better behaved. 

Tablets are one of the few things that make an inmate feel as though they are free, and they don’t want to lose the privilege of having access to one.

What companies have tablets for jail and inmate use?

CIDNET
City Tele Coin
Gettingout
GTL
Homewav
IC Solutions
Inmate Sales
JailATM
J Pay
NCIC
Oasis
Paytel
Reliance
Securus
Smart Communications

What if an inmate breaks a tablet, do they have to pay for it?

Yes, if an inmate breaks a tablet, then they are responsible for paying for it. The money will come out of their commissary funds, so not only do they lose access to having a tablet as punishment, but they also won’t be able to purchase snacks on commissary.
 

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Union County Jail & Sheriff

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Union 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 Union 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.


 

How to Send a Secure Email Message to an Inmate in Union County

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

  • Register with Inmate Sales, the company that handles inmate messaging in Union County, by creating an account.
  • Select Tennessee, then select Union 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.
  • If you want to pay by phone, call 877-998-5678.
  • 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.

-  Chirping is the product name for inmate texting.  
-  This product allows Union County inmates to send chirps (texts) to friends and family members.
-  Inmates will be charged a monthly service fee of $4.00.
-  Inbound and Outbound Chirps are $0.10 each.

Inmate Sales Apps

iphone app
Google Play app

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


 

Union County Jail & Sheriff uses the services of AmTel Confinement Telephone Specialists for purchasing calling cards and other phone services for phone communication with inmates and their friends and family members. Services include Collect Calling, PIN Debits or Purchasing Calling Cards.

You can either register here to make a payment, or call 800-849-6081 to do it over the phone. 
Agents are available from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM EST, and speak both English & Spanish. 


 

How to Send a Secure Email Message to an Inmate in Union County

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

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Tennessee, then select Union 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.

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


 

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Union County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Union County Jail & Sheriff follow these steps:

  • Select Tennessee, then select Union County Jail & Sheriff, and then select the 'Send a Package Order' option.
  • Register and create an account with Access Securepak, for Union County.
  • Choose the inmate and the products you want shipped to them, and input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Union County at any one time.

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Union County Jail & Sheriff check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Union County.


 

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Union County

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

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Tennessee, then select Union 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.

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


 

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