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Updated on: February 18, 2021

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About Macon County Jail

The Macon County Jail is located in Lafayette, Tennessee. The Macon County Sheriff’s Department manages and operates the Macon County Jail. 

The Macon County Jail made up of several facilities.

These facilities are different from one another. All of these buildings are responsible for detaining different kinds of inmates. In the buildings at the Macon County Jail, the number of inmates varies.

While being economical the mission of the Macon County Jail is to supply the inmates with all the tools they need. 

In the way, the Macon County Jail operates it surpasses national and state standards.

Macon County Jail
Facility Name
Macon County Jail
Facility Type
County Jail
902 Hwy 52 Bypass East, Lafayette, TN, 37083
615-666-7155, 615-666-4046
Postal Code
Macon County
Official 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

Macon County Sheriff's Office

Mark Gammons
902 Highway 52 Scenic, Lafayette, Tennessee, 37083

Inmate Search

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

The Macon County Jail has its jail roster open to the general public by the Macon County Sheriff's Department with their current arrests. This database can be found on the Macon County Sheriff’s Department official website.

The Macon County Jail roster is set up in alphabetical order. You will need to keep scrolling until you find the inmate’s full name.

You will click on the inmate's name when you see it. When doing a successful inmate search you will see the information listed below:

  • Inmate’s Full Name
  • Sex
  • Date of Birth
  • Race
  • Booking Date
  • Booking Time
  • Release Time
  • Release Date
  • Mugshots
  • Street Address
  • Weight
  • Height
  • Arresting Officer
  • Arresting Agency
  • Charges

However, you will only be able to see the charges they were convicted of. You will not be able to see the inmate’s histories.

Sending a Mail

Inmates in the Macon County Jail can receive written letters from their family and friends. These letters will be checked by jail staff upon arrival for safety issues. After the staff examines all the mail, they will pass them out to the correct inmates. 

When sending items to the prison along with your letters, there are a lot of things you should refrain from sending. Such as the following: 

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

Inmates in the Macon County Jail can also receive books, magazines, and newspapers. The books, magazines, and newspapers will need to be delivered directly to the prison from the bookstore or publisher. All incoming books will be required to be paperback. All hardcover books are prohibited. If a hardcover book is sent, it will be sent back to the sender. Keep in mind that all books will need to be new too. Used books are not permitted. 

The mailing address for inmates in the Macon County Jail is: 

Inmate Name
902 Hwy 52 Bypass East, Lafayette, TN, 37083

Public Records Online Search

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Sending Money

The Macon County Jail inmates will need funds to buy things from the commissary. If you would like to deposit funds into an inmate’s account, you can send a postal money order straight to the Macon County Jail. Make sure you make the money order payable to the inmate. 

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

Macon County Jail
902 Hwy 52 Bypass East, Lafayette, TN, 37083

You will need to make sure you have a return address on the envelope if you decide to mail the postal money order. It will take several days for the money orders to be deposited into the inmate’s bank account. 

You can also use the kiosk in the Macon County Jail lobby which is available for deposits 7 days a week. The kiosk takes credit cards, debit cards and cash. However, there is a processing fee of $3.

Phone Calls

The Macon County Jail inmates are allowed to make phone calls to their family and friends. Incoming calls from friends and family are not allowed for the inmates at the Macon County Jail. 

Inmates at the Macon County Jail are not allowed to use any calling features which include three-way calling and call forwarding. The call will be immediately disconnected if an inmate is caught using these features. Disciplinary action will be taken up against the inmate as well. 

At the Macon County Jail, there are a couple of ways inmates can call you. The Macon County Jail inmates are allowed to make collect calls. Inmates are only able to call those who possess a landline. Those who have cell phones will not be able to get these collect calls. The individual receiving the collect call is the one responsible for any and all charges from the phone call. The Macon County Jail is not responsible for any charges from the collect calls.

Most of the inmates at the Macon County Jail opt-in with using the Global Tel*link (GTL). The Global Tel*link contracts with the Macon County Jail to provide phone services. You will be required to create an account. You call them at 1-888-415-0377 can visit them on the web at their GTL website.

Visiting Rules

The Macon County Jail inmates are allowed to have visitors. All visitors under the age of 18 will are allowed to visit, however, they must be with their legal guardian. Before being allowed in the visitation area all visitors at the Macon County Jail will need to show either their driver’s license, state identification card, or their United States Passport.

Keep in mind, all your personal belongings will need to stay in your car. In the visitation area, no personal belongings will be allowed.

You will need to make an appointment if you would like to visit an inmate. You can schedule your visit by visiting this site. If you haven't already created an account, you will need to do so.

The Macon County Jail inmates are allowed to have 2 30-minute visitation sessions per calendar week.

Macon County Prison Statistics

Macon County Prison Population By Race

Other Prison Population 2
Asian Prison Population -
Black Prison Population -
Native Prison Population -
Latino Prison Population -
White Prison Population 83

Macon County Pretrial Jail Population

Pretrial Jail Population 40
Male Pretrial Jail Population 41
Female Pretrial Jail Population 5

Macon County Jail Admissions

Total Jail Admissions 1,408
Male Jail Population 97
Total Jail Population 138
Female Jail Population 31

Macon County Prison Population

Total Prison Population 85
Male Prison Population 76
Female Prison Population 9

Tennessee Jail & Prison Phone Call Rates

In-State Phone Call Rate Per Minute $0.21
Out of State Phone Call Rate Per Minute $0.21

Macon County Jail Admissions By Race

Latino Jail Population 3
Native Jail Population -
Black Jail Population 3
White Jail Population 122
Asian Jail Population -

Macon County Jail Held Inmates

Jail Population Held for State Prison 56
Jail Population Held for Federal Agencies 2
Jail Population Held for ICE -
Jail Population Held for State Jail 67
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Jail -
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Prison -

Macon County Prison Admissions

Black Prison Admissions -
Male Prison Admissions 31
Total Prison Admissions 39
Female Prison Admissions 8
White Prison Admissions 38
Native Prison Admissions -
Asian Prison Admissions -
Latino Prison Admissions -
Other Prison Admissions 1

Macon County, Tennessee Warrants, Arrests

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Macon County Sheriff Website
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