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The Hamilton County Jail in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, like all jails is a maximum security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level is as high as is it is 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 Hamilton County Jail are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence.

The men, women and juveniles being held in the Hamilton County Jail are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Hamilton County Court System already and been sentenced to a period of time of one year or less. When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are admitted into the Tennessee Prison or Federal Prison System. Inmates in the Hamilton County Jail 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, bathroom and shower facilities. The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazine from trusted outside publishers.

The other jail facility in Hamilton County, Tennessee is: Silverdale Correctional Facility. In addition, Hamilton County houses the following juvenile facility: Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Ctr.

On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find useful: Hamilton County Inmate Search, Inmate Phone use, Visitation Rules and Schedules, Commissary Deposits and Information about the Hamilton County Jail Inmate Mail Guidelines. In addition, you will find information on how to contact the facility, directions to the jail, Hamilton County recent arrests, Most Wanted, outstanding Arrest Warrants and much more.

Hamilton County Jail Inmate Search

Jail Central

Tennessee Hamilton 489
601 Walnut Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 209-7056
General population inmates are allowed (2) one-hour, non-contact visits per week from family, friends, and others. A total of (3) visitors are permitted to visit at the same time. All visitors must register in person one hour prior to the visitation time and a valid state picture i.d. is required. The dress code includes modest dress. Sleeveless shirts such as tank tops, low-cut blouses, see-through fabric, short skirts, and spandex type clothing is prohibited. Visitation is in a secure area and all visitors are subject to search. To view the hours your inmate is allowed visits, you must look up their name in the inmate search to the left if you are on a laptop or below if you are on a mobile device.

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