Anderson County TN Detention Facility

County Jail

Last Updated: September 08, 2023
308 Public Safety Ln, Clinton, TN 37716

Anderson Co Jail is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

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Satellite View of Anderson County TN Detention Facility

You can support your loved ones at Anderson Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 865-457-7100.

When someone you care about gets locked up, it's tough to figure out all the ins and outs of jail life. From sending mail to visiting, there are a lot of things to sort out. And getting info about the arrest? Not always easy. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get a handle on how things work here so that you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Anderson Co Jail is a detention center located at 308 Public Safety Ln Clinton, TN which is operated locally by the Anderson County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Anderson County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Clinton Police Department, and the US Marshal's Service.

New detainees arrive at the jail regularly, with some being released on bail, placed under pretrial services caseloads, supervised by probation agencies, or released on recognizance with a court appearance agreement. Those who are not released await their court appearances at the jail, receiving accommodations including bedding and meals. You can see all the arrest records for Tennessee here.

The Detention Facility serves Anderson County as well as the cities of Clinton, Oak Ridge, Rocky Top, Norris, and Oliver Springs. It also serves the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, the Tennessee Valley Authority Police, and area park authorities. The facility can hold a total population of 565 inmates housed in seven units which are currently broken down as follows:

  • Unit 7 (new edition 212 beds) is broken into four pods; medical, sex offenders, general population/medium security and lock-down/maximum security
  • Unit 6 consists of inmate workers (27 beds)
  • Unit 5 is comprised of minimum-security inmates (64 beds)
  • Unit 4 is our main female pod (69 beds)
  • Unit 3 is the female maximum security unit (16 beds +1 special needs cell)
  • Unit 2 is a male lock-down over-flow pod (48 beds), and finally
  • Unit 1 is male-only workhouse inmates (128 beds)
  • There are also temporary holding cells in the booking section which are used for the processing and releasing of inmates

The facility is a direct supervision/indirect supervision facility where the deputies are located in the housing units with inmates and /or constant visual contact supplemented by routine walk-throughs by Deputies 24 hours a day. Each Deputy provides security against escape, an inmate on inmate violence and all other facility policies as well as enforcing state laws. Deputies also provide for the daily requirements of the inmates (meals, commissary, recreation time etc.).

The facility has 88 full-time Corrections Deputies with three contracted nurses who work a rotating 24 hour on-call schedule. There are three full-time maintenance engineers and two Kitchen Deputies on staff who plan and oversee the preparation of approximately 363,000 meals annually.

Inmate Locator

To utilize the Inmate Search page on InmateAid, begin by selecting the relevant prison facility in Tennessee. This allows you to view the current list of inmates housed at Anderson County TN Detention Facility.

The second section features the InmateAid Inmate Search tool, providing a user-generated database of inmates. You can access this resource to utilize any of InmateAid's services. If you require assistance in creating an inmate profile to maintain communication, please contact us at, and we'll gladly help you locate your loved one.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

Visitation Information

The County Jail provides on-site and online visitation options to help inmates maintain contact with family and friends.

On-Site Visitation Hours

  • Monday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Holidays - call for available times and reserve yours as these days are the busiest times of the year

Visitors must follow the dress code and behavior guidelines whether they are visiting here or from their computer/smartphone. Violations may result in the termination of the visit.

Online Video Visitation
Online visits can be scheduled in advance, allowing remote connection from home or work. Visitors must set up an account and adhere to dress and behavior guidelines. Visits cost a minimum of $0.25 per minute and are monitored for security.

General Information
Visitation hours and policies are subject to change. Call the facility at 865-457-7100 for updates. For more information and to set up an online visitation account.

Ask The Inmate

Ask a former inmate questions at no charge. The inmate answering has spent considerable time in the federal prison system, state and county jails, and in a prison that was run by the private prison entity CCA. Ask your question or browse previous questions in response to comments or further questions of members of the InmateAid community.