Washington County Detention Center

Washington County Detention Center Information

The Washington County Detention Center is a 578 bed jail in the city of Jonesborough, Washington County, Tennessee.

This page provides information on how to search for an inmate in the official jail roster, or by calling the facility at 423-753-1701, 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.

Phone: 423-753-1701

Physical Address:
114 West Jackson Blvd.
Jonesborough, TN 37659

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate Number (Call 423-753-1701 for this)
Washington County Jail
PO Box 76550
Highland Heights, KY 41076

Mailing Address (legal mail or subscriptions):
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate Number (Call 423-753-1701 for this)
Washington County Jail
PO Box 97
Jonesborough, TN 37659

Other Jails and Prisons

How Do You Find Someone in the Washington County Detention Center?

To search for an inmate in the Washington County Detention 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 423-753-1701 for the information you are looking for. You can also look up a Washington 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.

Washington County Detention Center Inmate Search

The Washington County Detention Center maintains an average of 578 offenders in custody on any given day. The Washington County Detention 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 Washington County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 13,240 offenders.

The following charts of Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington 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, and a database of most wanted criminals for Washington County, neighboring counties and the state of Tennessee.

For a collection of over 20 additional graphs and charts of the demographic and criminal arrest information of the inmates in Washington County and Tennessee state prisons, click the button below.
Washington County INMATE DEMOGRAPHICS

Washington County Inmate Race & Ethnicity - 2/25/2024

Race Inmates % Total
White 387 73.16%
Black 55 10.40%
Hispanic or Latino 47 8.88%
American Indian/Native Alaskan 10 1.89%
Asian 13 2.46%
Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian 8 1.51%
Other 9 1.70%
Total 529 100.0%
Demographic, Crime and Inmate data is compiled from public reports provided by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, Tennessee Corrections, United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Census Bureau.

Washington County Inmate Criminal Charges - 2/25/2024

(many inmates have multiple charges)

Charge Inmates % Total
Felony (3rd Degree) 175 33.08%
Felony (2rd Degree) 100 18.90%
Felony (1st Degree) 54 10.21%
State Jail Felony 22 4.16%
Felony (Uncategorized) 113 21.36%
Misdemeanor (Class A) 65 12.29%
Misdemeanor (Class C) 0 0.00%
Holds 0 0.00%
Uncategorized 0 0.00%
Demographic, Crime and Inmate data is compiled from public reports provided by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, Tennessee Corrections, United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Census Bureau.

Washington County Inmate Sex - 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 464 87.71%
Female 65 12.29%
Total 529 100.0%
Demographic, Crime and Inmate data is compiled from public reports provided by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, Tennessee Corrections, United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Census Bureau.

Washington County Inmate Age - 2/25/2024

Age Inmates % Total
Under 18 0 0.00%
18-20 20 3.78%
21-24 48 9.07%
25-30 134 25.33%
31-35 91 17.20%
36-40 99 18.71%
41-45 72 13.61%
46-50 30 5.67%
51-55 17 3.21%
56-60 13 2.46%
61-65 4 0.76%
66-75 1 0.19%
76-85 0 0.00%
Total 529 100.0%
Demographic, Crime and Inmate data is compiled from public reports provided by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, Tennessee Corrections, United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Census Bureau.
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About the Washington County Detention Center

The Washington County Detention Center has a rated capacity of 578 beds. It houses pretrial offenders and convicted persons who have been sentenced to less than one year for their crimes. In addition, there are some inmates in custody that have been sentenced to state or federal prison and are awaiting transport. If you wish to contact the detention center, you can call them 24 hours a day by calling 423-753-1701.

The Washington County Detention Center, located at 114 West Jackson Blvd. in Jonesborough, TN 37659, was built in 1995, and expanded again in 2015. It is adjacent the county courthouse and shares a building with the Sheriff's Department. The building is a two story brick and concrete block structure that was built taking advantage of natural lighting sources. In addition to the inmate housing the jail has a medical clinic, laundry facilities, a full service kitchen, booking and intake area, release center and a large sally port for securely dropping off inmates. It directly connects to the courthouse, making the movement of inmates to and from court less dangerous.

The Washington County Sheriff provides a 7-day booking report online for the general public. It is similar to a Jail Roster, but it only shows recently arrested. The booking report has the inmate's mugshot, inmate ID number, criminal charges and bond amounts.

Mail can be received every day and is processed and passed to the inmates quickly, however the jail uses a digital service to avoid contraband entering the facility. The original letter will be scanned and then destroyed. Make note that the mailing addresses for personal mail, legal mail, and sending in money orders are not the same as the addresses as for the Washington County Detention Center.

Personal Mail
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate Number (Call 423-753-1701 for this)
Washington County Jail
PO Box 76550
Highland Heights, KY 41076

Legal Mail & Publications
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate Number (Call 423-753-1701 for this)
Washington County Jail
PO Box 97
Jonesborough, TN 37659

Mailing Money Orders
Inmate's Name and ID#
TBE 557 Commissary
P.O. Box 220
Chuckey, TN 37641

Friends and family of inmates in the Washington County Detention Center can arrange to visit inmates by video, both at the jail and remotely from home. Friends and family can also communicate using an online text/email system, send them money and buy them commissary online, and set up a phone account that allows the inmates to call them during the day and evening seven days a week.

All the information on these inmate services can be found in the sections below.  If you still have questions, you can phone the jail 24 hours a day by calling 423-753-1701.

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Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the Washington County Detention Center?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Washington County Detention Center, call the jail’s booking line at 423-753-1701.

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.

Washington County Detention Center Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington County Detention 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 Washington 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 Washington County Detention 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 Washington County Detention 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 Washington County Detention Center
Inmate Bail and Bonding

The Washington County Sheriff recommends that you use a bail bond agent licensed to do business in Washington County.

  • You can pay a cash bond yourself, or use your home in Washington County, or in some cases the state of Tennessee, but the benefit of using a bail bond agent is that they take responsibility for making sure the inmate shows up for court in Washington County, and if they don't, then they take the financial responsibility.
  • The typical fee for a bond will be between 10-20% of the bail amount; usually 15%.  So if an offender has a bail of $10,000.00, their bond will be $1500.00.

Call 423-753-1701 to find out the exact bond (plus other fees) amount, or look it up online by looking up the information on the Washington County inmate locator.

Washington County Bail Bond Information

Because Washington County and Tennessee can change their bail bond procedures, it is always best to call either the Washington County Detention Center at 423-753-1701, or the court in the jurisdiction (i.e. Municipal Court, District Court, etc.) where the offender was charged, and do this right after an arrestee has been booked. 

Ask the staff at the Washington County Detention Center or the Washington County Court Clerk these specific questions:

  1. Is the defendant eligible for bail or a bond?
  2. How much will the bail or bond be, and what are the additional fees?
  3. Where do I go to pay it?
  4. Are there any days or times of the day or night when I cannot post bail?
  5. What types of payment are allowed? Cash? Money order? Credit card? What types of credit cards? Property or other collateral? Surety bonds?
  6. Do I have to use a bail or bond agent?

If you feel the bail is too high and you wish to get it reduced, contact a lawyer or the defendant's public defender and get them to look into what they can do to get a bail reduction. The sooner you get working on this the quicker you will get your loved one released. 

This entire process will go smoother and faster with a criminal attorney or bail agent handling it for you.

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Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Washington County Detention Center? What is the Schedule?

Washington County Detention Center on-site Inmate Visitation Schedule

On-site visits take place at the Washington County Justice Center
108 West Jackson Blvd. Jonesborough, TN 37659.

423-753-1701

  • First, you must register with Inmate Sales, and then schedule a visit.
  • Inmates are given three (3) free 20-minute onsite video visitation sessions per week.
  • Remote visitation is $0.20 per minute.
  • Proper attire is required. No low-cut blouses, tank tops, short skirts or dresses, tight shorts, hats or any other form of provocative dress will be allowed. Shirt and shoes must be worn.
  • All visitors must provide proper state or government issued photo identification (i.e. driver’s license, foreign id or passports) for inmate visitation.
  • On Site video visitation is available at no cost.
  • A video visit lasts 20 minutes.
  • Visitors may only use this system on the inmates assigned visitation day, whenever the inmates have free time.
  • All rules set forth for non-contact visitation shall be adhered to when using the video visitation system.
  • Any lewd, profane or inappropriate behavior shall result in loss of video visitation privileges for the visitor and/or inmate.
  • Maximum of two (2) adults and two (2) children may participate in a video visitation session at one time for onsite video visitation.
  • Visitation sign-up is limited and on a first-come first serve basis.
  • Visitors are encouraged to go online and reserve a visitation time. Purchased visitation minutes are not transferable.
  • An adult must accompany all visitors who are under 17 years of age. Children must be monitored at all times.
  • Visitors are not allowed to bring any personal belongings with them into the visitation area other than their picture ID and/or a set of keys unless otherwise allowed by the jail.

ON SITE VIDEO VISITATION

DAY TIMES
SUNDAY No on-site visits
MONDAY 8:30AM - 4:30PM
TUESDAY 8:30AM - 4:30PM
WEDNESDAY 8:30AM - 4:30PM
THURSDAY 8:30AM - 4:30PM
FRIDAY 8:30AM - 4:30PM
SATURDAY No on-site visits


Washington County Detention Center Remote Inmate Video Visitation

  • First, you must register with Inmate Sales, and then schedule a visit.
  • Each inmate is allowed an unlimited amount of visits per day. Remote visitation is $0.20 per minute.
  • Remote Visits are $0.20 per minute.

REMOTE VIDEO VISITATION

DAY TIMES
SUNDAY 8:00AM - 11:00PM
12:00noon - 10:00PM
MONDAY 8:00AM - 11:00PM
12:00noon - 10:00PM
TUESDAY 8:00AM - 11:00PM
​​​​​​​12:00noon - 10:00PM
WEDNESDAY 8:00AM - 11:00PM
​​​​​​​12:00noon - 10:00PM
THURSDAY 8:00AM - 11:00PM
​​​​​​​12:00noon - 10:00PM
FRIDAY 8:00AM - 11:00PM
​​​​​​​12:00noon - 10:00PM
SATURDAY 8:00AM - 11:00PM
​​​​​​​12:00noon - 10:00PM

Washington County Detention Center uses the services of Inmate Sales, also known as Combined Public Communication (CPC) for visitation communication between inmates and their friends and family members.

In order to have a successful video visit, these are the steps to follow:

  1. Make sure you have a device a speaker, a camera and a connection to the internet.
  2. Register with Inmate Sales.
  3. Find Washington County Detention Center
  4. Select 'New Purchase'
  5. Choose this facility and a product ('Remote' or 'Onsite' Visit)
  6. Enter your personal information and purchase minutes.
  7. Schedule a visit.

Call 877-998-5678 if you have any questions.
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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 Washington County Detention Center?

Washington County Detention Center on-site Inmate Visitation Schedule

On-site visits take place at the Washington County Justice Center
108 West Jackson Blvd. Jonesborough, TN 37659.

423-753-1701

  • First, you must register with Inmate Sales, and then schedule a visit.
  • Inmates are given three (3) free 20-minute onsite video visitation sessions per week.
  • Remote visitation is $0.20 per minute.
  • Proper attire is required. No low-cut blouses, tank tops, short skirts or dresses, tight shorts, hats or any other form of provocative dress will be allowed. Shirt and shoes must be worn.
  • All visitors must provide proper state or government issued photo identification (i.e. driver’s license, foreign id or passports) for inmate visitation.
  • On Site video visitation is available at no cost.
  • A video visit lasts 20 minutes.
  • Visitors may only use this system on the inmates assigned visitation day, whenever the inmates have free time.
  • All rules set forth for non-contact visitation shall be adhered to when using the video visitation system.
  • Any lewd, profane or inappropriate behavior shall result in loss of video visitation privileges for the visitor and/or inmate.
  • Maximum of two (2) adults and two (2) children may participate in a video visitation session at one time for onsite video visitation.
  • Visitation sign-up is limited and on a first-come first serve basis.
  • Visitors are encouraged to go online and reserve a visitation time. Purchased visitation minutes are not transferable.
  • An adult must accompany all visitors who are under 17 years of age. Children must be monitored at all times.
  • Visitors are not allowed to bring any personal belongings with them into the visitation area other than their picture ID and/or a set of keys unless otherwise allowed by the jail.

ON SITE VIDEO VISITATION

DAY TIMES
SUNDAY No on-site visits
MONDAY 8:30AM - 4:30PM
TUESDAY 8:30AM - 4:30PM
WEDNESDAY 8:30AM - 4:30PM
THURSDAY 8:30AM - 4:30PM
FRIDAY 8:30AM - 4:30PM
SATURDAY No on-site visits


Washington County Detention Center Remote Inmate Video Visitation

  • First, you must register with Inmate Sales, and then schedule a visit.
  • Each inmate is allowed an unlimited amount of visits per day. Remote visitation is $0.20 per minute.
  • Remote Visits are $0.20 per minute.

REMOTE VIDEO VISITATION

DAY TIMES
SUNDAY 8:00AM - 11:00PM
12:00noon - 10:00PM
MONDAY 8:00AM - 11:00PM
12:00noon - 10:00PM
TUESDAY 8:00AM - 11:00PM
​​​​​​​12:00noon - 10:00PM
WEDNESDAY 8:00AM - 11:00PM
​​​​​​​12:00noon - 10:00PM
THURSDAY 8:00AM - 11:00PM
​​​​​​​12:00noon - 10:00PM
FRIDAY 8:00AM - 11:00PM
​​​​​​​12:00noon - 10:00PM
SATURDAY 8:00AM - 11:00PM
​​​​​​​12:00noon - 10:00PM
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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Washington County Detention Center?

Depositing Money in an Inmate's Commissary Account at Washington County Detention Center

Whatever cash the inmate has on their person when booked into the facility will automatically deposited and credited to their account. When released any money left in the account will be returned to them in the form of a check from the Sheriff's Department or the Washington County Detention Center Trust Account. There may be circumstances where the inmate can give permission to have his money released to a family member or friend.

Option 1 - Dropping Money at the Jail

  • Bring money to the jail in person. 
  • Either you can drop a money order off drop box on the front porch (fill the provided envelope out completely), or you will use a self-serve kiosk in the lobby that accepts cash, debit or credit cards.


Option 2 - Mail the Inmate Deposit to the Jail

  • Mailing a deposit takes more time to process than the other methods but can be done if you live too far away to bring it in person.
  • Never send cash. Always send a Money Order or Cashier's Check from the US Post Office, a reputable bank or Western Union.
  • Make the Money Order out to the inmate and put their Inmate ID# in memo section of the Money Order.

Mail to:
Inmate's Name and ID#
TBE 557 Commissary
P.O. Box 220
Chuckey, TN 37641

Failure to do this properly will delay your inmate getting his account credited and may require you to have to resubmit a second money order.
Call 423-753-1701 to ask any questions about this.

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Washington County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Washington County Detention Center follow these steps:

  • Register with correctpay by creating an account.
  • Select Tennessee, then select Washington County Detention 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 Washington County Detention 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 Washington County Detention Center.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Washington County Detention Center?

How Do Inmates in Washington County Detention Center Make Phone Calls?

To receive phone calls from inmates in Washington County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:

  • Washington County Detention Center uses the services of a company named Inmate Sales.
  • Register with them online or call them at 877-998-5678
  • Agents are available M-F from 8:00 AM - 12:00 midnight EST, Saturdays from 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, and speak both English & Spanish.
  • Services for Washington County inmates and their families and friends include: Collect Calling, PIN Debit, Purchasing Calling Cards, Deposits, Messaging & Video Visitation.

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For all the information regarding phone calls with Washington County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Washington County Detention Center, and what can I send them?

Washington County Detention Center Inmate Mail Guidelines

Postcards
The Washington County Detention 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. It is best to only use blue or black ink. Always include your name and return address.

Envelopes
The Washington County Detention Center also allows envelopes to be mailed to inmates. It is best to only use blue or black ink. The only thing allowed in the envelope are photos, and they must only be printed on photo paper.  Limit of ten (10) photos per envelope.

Postcards and envelopes MUST HAVE the sender's full name and return address on the envelope. 

Postcards and envelopes MUST be mailed to the following address:
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate Number (Call 423-753-1701 for this)
Washington County Jail
PO Box 76550
Highland Heights, KY 41076



Legal Mail

Send all Legal Mail to this Address:
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate Number (Call 423-753-1701 for this)
Washington County Jail
PO Box 97
Jonesborough, TN 37659



Newspapers
Local or national newspapers may also be mailed to the inmate as long as they are mailed directly from the newspaper publisher. Confirm with jail staff before sending.

Magazines
News, special interest or sports magazines may also be mailed to an inmate as long as they are shipped directly from the publisher. Any magazines that contain profanity, weapons, pornography or other content that is adult in nature will be confiscated by the jail staff and will NOT be delivered to the inmate. Confirm with jail staff before sending.

Books
The Washington County Detention Center allows books to be mailed directly to the jail from a reputable source such as AmazonBarnes & Noble or Books-A-Million. You can order them directly from your computer and have them shipped to the inmate at the address below.
Books must NOT contain images or content that are considered excessively violent, pornographic or obscene. Any book that does not meet the Washington County Detention Center standards will be disposed of. Confirm with jail staff before sending.
Hard cover books will not be accepted by the jail due to their potential to be used as a weapon.


All newspapers, magazines and books are to be shipped to:
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate Number (Call 423-753-1701 for this)
Washington County Jail
PO Box 97
Jonesborough, TN 37659

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the Washington County Detention Center, and what can I purchase?

Depositing Money in an Inmate's Commissary Account at Washington County Detention Center

Whatever cash the inmate has on their person when booked into the facility will automatically deposited and credited to their account. When released any money left in the account will be returned to them in the form of a check from the Sheriff's Department or the Washington County Detention Center Trust Account. There may be circumstances where the inmate can give permission to have his money released to a family member or friend.

Option 1 - Dropping Commissary Money at the Jail

  • Bring money to the jail in person. 
  • Either you can drop a money order off drop box on the front porch (fill the provided envelope out completely), or you will use a self-serve kiosk in the lobby that accepts cash, debit or credit cards.


Option 2 - Mail the Inmate Commissary Deposit to the Jail

  • Mailing a deposit takes more time to process than the other methods but can be done if you live too far away to bring it in person.
  • Never send cash. Always send a Money Order or Cashier's Check from the US Post Office, a reputable bank or Western Union.
  • Make the Money Order out to the inmate and put their Inmate ID# in memo section of the Money Order.

Mail to:
Inmate's Name and ID#
TBE 557 Commissary
P.O. Box 220
Chuckey, TN 37641

Failure to do this properly will delay your inmate getting his account commissary credited and may require you to have to resubmit a second money order.
Call 423-753-1701 to ask any questions about this.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Washington County Detention Center using an Online Messaging Service?

Washington County Detention Center uses the services of Inmate Sales to allow text messaging communication between inmates and their friends and family.

Chirping is the product name for inmate texting.  
This product allows inmates to send chirps (texts) to friends and family members.


Here's how it works:

  • First you must register, and then funds are added to the inmate's account. If you want to pay by phone, call 877-998-5678.
  • When an inmate gets the device they may send 5 free automated messages each day for the first three days of possession of the chirping device.  
  • These automated messages will inform the person the inmate Chirped who is sending the Chirps and the facility they are Chirping from.
  • It will then ask them to go to a direct link to the inmate's account on the Inmate Sales website.
  • The website will then instruct them to use a credit card to put money on the inmate's account.  

Cost of Chirping:  

  • Inmates will be charged a monthly service fee of $4.00.  Inbound and Outbound Chirps are $0.10 each.
  • If an inmate has available funds on their chirping device they will be able to chirp any cell phone and that chirp will appear to be a normal text. 
  • If you wish to stop receiving Chirps from an inmate, reply to the Chirp with STOP.

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

To send a secure email message to an inmate in Washington County Detention Center follow these steps:

  • Register with Inmate Sales, the company that handles inmate messaging in Washington County, by creating an account.
  • Select Tennessee, then select Washington County Detention Center, 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 Washington 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

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For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in Washington County Detention Center check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Washington County.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Washington County Detention Center have Access to Tablets or Computers?

Washington County Detention Center now offers Inmate Sales Tablets to their inmates.


Inmate Sales also handles inmate phone systems, video visitations, email and texting (they call it chirping) and digital letters.

The tablets can be rented on a monthly basis (or are given to the inmate use for a limited time) 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 - 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.
  • 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 recieve their tablet in 3-5 business days, after you pay.

Questions:

iphone app download

Google Play download

Washington County Detention Center now offers Inmate Sales Tablets to their inmates.


Inmate Sales also handles inmate phone systems, video visitations, email and texting (they call it chirping) and digital letters.

The tablets can be rented on a monthly basis (or are given to the inmate use for a limited time) and while not directly connected to the internet, the inmates can use them for the following activities:

Here's how it works:

  • Register here.  It is recommended you use Chrome or Firefox.
  • 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 recieve their tablet in 3-5 business days, after you pay.

Questions:

iphone app download

Google Play download

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US State Prison Population Demographics

Total Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 973,343 93.26%
Female 70,362 6.74%
Total 1,043,705 100.0%

Total Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 327,300 35.27%
Black 345,500 37.23%
Hispanic 226,800 24.44%
American Indian / Alaska Native 15,900 1.71%
Asian 12,500 1.35%
Total 928,000 100.0%

Total of Violent Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 622,200 95.46%
Female 31,700 4.86%
Total 653,900 100.0%

Total of Violent Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 178,600 29.23%
Black 234,500 38.38%
Hispanic 179,500 29.38%
American Indian / Alaska Native 9,600 1.57%
Asian 8,800 1.44%
Total 611,000 100.0%

Murderers Held in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 147,500 93.95%
Female 10,000 6.37%
Total 157,500 100.0%

Murderers Held in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 37,600 26.04%
Black 63,000 43.63%
Hispanic 39,100 27.08%
American Indian / Alaska Native 2,300 1.59%
Asian 2,400 1.66%
Total 144,400 100.0%

Violent Negligent Manslaughter Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 16,000 86.02%
Female 2,600 13.98%
Total 18,600 100.0%

Violent Negligent Manslaughter Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 5,400 43.90%
Black 3,600 29.27%
Hispanic 2,900 23.58%
American Indian / Alaska Native 200 1.63%
Asian 200 1.63%
Total 12,300 100.0%

Violent Rape & Sexual Assault Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 159,800 98.95%
Female 2,200 1.36%
Total 162,000 100.0%

Violent Robbery Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 125,800 96.18%
Female 5,400 4.13%
Total 131,200 100.0%

Violent Robbery Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 21,900 18.64%
Black 66,800 56.85%
Hispanic 26,500 22.55%
American Indian / Alaska Native 1,200 1.02%
Asian 1,100 0.94%
Total 117,500 100.0%

Violent Aggravated/Simple Assault Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 137,000 94.74%
Female 8,100 5.60%
Total 145,100 100.0%

Violent Aggravated/Simple Assault Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 37,500 23.28%
Black 53,300 33.09%
Hispanic 65,300 40.53%
American Indian / Alaska Native 2,800 1.74%
Asian 2,200 1.37%
Total 161,100 100.0%

Other Violent Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024 - non-categorized

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 36,100 91.86%
Female 3,300 8.40%
Total 39,400 100.0%

Other Violent Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024 - non-categorized

race Inmates % Total
White 12,200 32.45%
Black 14,200 37.77%
Hispanic 9,700 25.80%
American Indian / Alaska Native 800 2.13%
Asian 700 1.86%
Total 37,600 100.0%

Total of Property Crime Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 127,900 90.64%
Female 13,600 9.64%
Total 141,500 100.0%

Total of Property Crime Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 60,500 50.46%
Black 37,800 31.53%
Hispanic 18,100 15.10%
American Indian / Alaska Native 2,100 1.75%
Asian 1,400 1.17%
Total 119,900 100.0%

Burglary Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 75,900 95.11%
Female 4,200 5.26%
Total 80,100 100.0%

Burglary Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 30,500 44.40%
Black 24,200 35.23%
Hispanic 12,300 17.90%
American Indian / Alaska Native 1,100 1.60%
Asian 600 0.87%
Total 68,700 100.0%

Larceny & Theft Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 22,300 84.47%
Female 4,200 15.91%
Total 26,500 100.0%

Larceny & Theft Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 13,800 58.97%
Black 6,800 29.06%
Hispanic 2,200 9.40%
American Indian / Alaska Native 300 1.28%
Asian 300 1.28%
Total 23,400 100.0%

Motor Vehicle Theft Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 6,400 91.43%
Female 600 8.57%
Total 7,000 100.0%

Motor Vehicle Theft Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 2,500 48.08%
Black 1,500 28.85%
Hispanic 1,000 19.23%
American Indian / Alaska Native 100 1.92%
Asian 100 1.92%
Total 5,200 100.0%

Fraud Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 9,800 75.97%
Female 3,200 24.81%
Total 13,000 100.0%

Fraud Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 6,900 63.30%
Black 2,600 23.85%
Hispanic 900 8.26%
American Indian / Alaska Native 300 2.75%
Asian 200 1.83%
Total 10,900 100.0%

Other Property Crime Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024 - non-categorized

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 13,600 90.67%
Female 1,400 9.33%
Total 15,000 100.0%

Other Property Crime Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024 - non-categorized

race Inmates % Total
White 6,700 58.26%
Black 2,700 23.48%
Hispanic 1,700 14.78%
American Indian / Alaska Native 200 1.74%
Asian 200 1.74%
Total 11,500 100.0%

Total of Drug Related Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 114,600 87.08%
Female 17,400 13.22%
Total 132,000 100.0%

Total of Drug Related Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 49,500 47.50%
Black 37,300 35.80%
Hispanic 14,600 14.01%
American Indian / Alaska Native 1,700 1.63%
Asian 1,100 1.06%
Total 104,200 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Drug Possession in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 28,500 84.57%
Female 5,300 15.73%
Total 33,800 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Drug Possession in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 14,800 56.27%
Black 7,900 30.04%
Hispanic 3,000 11.41%
American Indian / Alaska Native 400 1.52%
Asian 200 0.76%
Total 26,300 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Drug Dealing/Manufacturing in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 86,100 88.04%
Female 12,000 12.27%
Total 98,100 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Drug Dealing/Manufacturing in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 34,700 44.54%
Black 29,400 37.74%
Hispanic 11,600 14.89%
American Indian / Alaska Native 1,300 1.67%
Asian 900 1.16%
Total 77,900 100.0%

Total of 'Public Order' Related Inmates in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 102,500 93.95%
Female 6,900 6.32%
Total 109,400 100.0%

Total of 'Public Order' Related Inmates in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 35,900 40.84%
Black 34,500 39.25%
Hispanic 13,800 15.70%
American Indian / Alaska Native 2,500 2.84%
Asian 1,200 1.37%
Total 87,900 100.0%

Inmates Convicted on Illegal Weapon Possession in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 37,800 97.93%
Female 900 2.33%
Total 38,700 100.0%

Inmates Convicted on Illegal Weapon Possession in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 7,200 22.86%
Black 16,900 53.65%
Hispanic 6,500 20.63%
American Indian / Alaska Native 500 1.59%
Asian 400 1.27%
Total 31,500 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Multiple DUI/DWI in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 13,400 89.33%
Female 1,600 10.67%
Total 15,000 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Multiple DUI/DWI in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 6,800 59.65%
Black 2,000 17.54%
Hispanic 1,800 15.79%
American Indian / Alaska Native 700 6.14%
Asian 100 0.88%
Total 11,400 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Other 'Public Order' Felonies in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 51,200 92.25%
Female 4,400 7.93%
Total 55,600 100.0%

Inmates Convicted of Other 'Public Order' Felonies in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 21,900 48.45%
Black 15,700 34.73%
Hispanic 5,600 12.39%
American Indian / Alaska Native 1,300 2.88%
Asian 700 1.55%
Total 45,200 100.0%

Total Number of Inmates Convicted of Unspecified Felonies in US State Prisons by Sex on 2/25/2024

Sex Inmates % Total
Male 6,100 89.71%
Female 800 11.76%
Total 6,900 100.0%

Total Number of Inmates Convicted of Unspecified Felonies in US State Prisons by Race/Ethnicity on 2/25/2024

race Inmates % Total
White 2,700 52.94%
Black 1,500 29.41%
Hispanic 700 13.73%
American Indian / Alaska Native 100 1.96%
Asian 100 1.96%
Total 5,100 100.0%
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