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Updated on: March 16, 2024

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About Knox County Detention Facility

The Knox County Detention Facility is located in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Knox County Sheriff’s Department manages and operates the Knox County Detention Facility.

The law agencies in and around the Knox County that work closely with this facility is the police departments, sheriff’s, and even the U.S. Marshals. A majority of the inmates in the Knox County Detention Facility reside in Knox County. All inmates that are held in this facility have no more than a 2 years sentence.

While being economical, the mission of the Knox County Detention Facility is to supply inmates with the resources needed.

The jail operates in a way that surpasses national and state standards. 

This site is not owned or operated by any state government agency, read more.

Knox County Detention Facility
Facility Name
Knox County Detention Facility
Facility Type
County Jail
Address
5001 Maloneyville Road, Knoxville, TN, 37918
Phone
865-281-6700
Capacity
964
Security Level
Medium
City
Knoxville
Postal Code
37918
State
Tennessee
Country
Knox County
Official Website
Website

Visitation Hours

  • Sunday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
  • Monday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Friday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Saturday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
  • Holiday Closed

Knox County Sheriffs Office - Aviation Division

Sheriff
Tom Spangler
Address
2701 Spence Place, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37920
Phone
865-577-7193
Website
http://www.knoxsheriff.org

Inmate Search

The Knox County Sheriff’s Department manages and operates the Knox County Detention Facility. Keeping and maintaining an up to date database of all current inmates is a big responsibility. That is what the Knox County Sheriff's Department does.

The Knox County Detention Facility has its jail roster with their current arrests available to the general public by the Knox County Sheriff's Department. The database can be found on the Knox County Sheriff’s Department official website.

You can do an inmate search on the roster by the inmate's name. When doing a successful inmate search, you will see the inmates information below:

  • Mugshots
  • Weight
  • Height
  • Inmates Name
  • Address
  • Hair Color
  • Eye Color
  • DLM
  • Arrest Information
  • Charges

Sending a Mail

Knox County Detention Facility inmates are allowed to get written letters from their family and friends in the mail. For safety reasons, all letters get inspected by the Knox County Detention Facility employees. The letters will get passed out to the correct inmates after the employees check all the mail. 

When you send items to the jail along with your letters, there are a number of things you are not allowed to send. Here is a list of items you are not allowed to send below: 

  • Gang Related Items
  • Music Cards
  • Metal
  • Plastic
  • Confetti
  • Glitter
  • Ribbons
  • String
  • Polaroids
  • Lipstick/Lip Gloss/Chapstick
  • Perfume
  • Writing Paper
  • Envelopes
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Stamps
  • No photographs larger than 5x7”

Knox County Detention Facility inmates can get books, newspaper, and magazines. The books, Newspaper, and magazines will need to be delivered directly from the bookstore or publisher to the jail. All books being sent to the Knox County Detention Facility must be new and paperback. All used and hardcover books are not allowed, Books will be sent back to sender If a hardcover book is sent, it will be sent back to the sender if they are used or hardcovered

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Sending Money

Knox County Detention Facility inmates will need funds to purchase items from the commissary. If you would like to fund an inmate’s account, you can send a cashier’s check or a money order to directly to the Knox County Detention Facility. You will need to make the money payable to the inmate. 

You can drop the money orders or cashier’s checks off at the jail or you can mail them to the jail at the address below: 

Knox County Detention Facility
5001 Maloneyville Road, Knoxville, TN, 37918

If you want to mail the money order or checks, you will need to make sure you have a return address on the envelope. And it will take several days for the money orders to be put into the inmate’s bank account. 

Phone Calls

Knox County Detention Facility inmates are not allowed to get phone calls from their family or friends. During phone time inmates are allowed to call their family and friends. Inmates are limited to15-minute calls. The call will be terminated when the 15 minutes is up.   

Calling features such as three-way calling and call forwarding are forbidden for the inmates to use. The call will be immediately disconnected if an inmate is caught using any of these features. Disciplinary action will be taken up against the inmate.

Knox County Detention Facility inmates are only allowed to make collect calls. Only those who have a landline phone will be able to get collect calls. If you only have a cell phone you will not be able to take any collect calls. The individual receiving the collect call is the one responsible for any and all charges from this phone call. Knox County Detention Facility is not responsible for any charges from the collect calls.

Visiting Rules

Knox County Detention Facility inmates are allowed to have visitors. All visitors under the age of 18 will are allowed to visit, however, they will need to be with by their legal guardian. Before you are allowed to visit you will need to show your driver’s license, state identification card, or their United States Passport. 

Make sure you keep all your personal belongings in your car. Personal belongings are not allowed in the visitation area.

Knox County Detention Facility inmates are allowed one 15-minute visit each week. These visits are video visits. The software that is used is from Homewav. Times of visitations vary from on-site and off-site. 

Knox County Detention Facility inmates are allowed one 15-minute visit for each calendar week. All visitation is a privilege and not a right.

Knox County Prison Statistics

Knox County Jail Held Inmates

Jail Population Held for State Prison 54
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Prison 4
Jail Population Held for State Jail 1
Jail Population Held for Federal Agencies 60
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Jail 18
Jail Population Held for ICE 3

Knox County Jail Admissions By Race

Black Jail Population 311
Asian Jail Population 2
White Jail Population 836
Native Jail Population 1
Latino Jail Population 12

Knox County Prison Population By Race

Native Prison Population 4
Other Prison Population 4
Latino Prison Population 27
Asian Prison Population -
White Prison Population 1,282
Black Prison Population 909

Knox County Jail Admissions

Total Jail Admissions 24,474
Male Jail Population 908
Total Jail Population 1,157
Female Jail Population 253

Knox County Pretrial Jail Population

Pretrial Jail Population 724
Female Pretrial Jail Population 187
Male Pretrial Jail Population 801

Knox County Prison Admissions

Total Prison Admissions 1,032
Black Prison Admissions 328
Other Prison Admissions 2
Native Prison Admissions -
Latino Prison Admissions 8
White Prison Admissions 694
Male Prison Admissions 817
Asian Prison Admissions -
Female Prison Admissions 215

Knox County Prison Population

Female Prison Population 260
Total Prison Population 2,226
Male Prison Population 1,966

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