Blount County TN Detention Facility

County Jail

Last Updated: April 25, 2023
920 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37804-5002

Blount County TN Detention Facility is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County - medium facility.

The phone carrier is CityTeleCoin, to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

Satellite View of Blount County TN Detention Facility

You can support your loved ones at Blount County TN Detention Facility on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 865-273-5245.

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 Blount County TN Detention Facility is a detention center located at 920 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy Maryville, TN which is operated locally by the Blount 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. Blount County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Maryville 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.

Inmates may buy phone cards at the commissary in increments of $10.
The Blount County Adult Detention Facility is certified for 350 inmates. In 2012, the facility had an average daily count of 505 inmates, well above the 2011 average of 455, and the 2010 average of 415 inmates. Inmates housed at the facility are from every corner of Tennessee. Blount County contracts with the Tennessee Department of Corrections as well as the U.S. Marshals Service. The facility also houses prisoners from other agencies outside of Blount County.
Litter Crew
The Litter Crew Program continues to pick up trash along Blount County’s roadways. During the fiscal year July 2011 through June 2012, inmates covered 928.2 miles of county and state roadways and picked up 189,390 pounds of trash. They also recycled 2,860 pounds of glass and 933 pounds of aluminum. In addition, they cleaned up 15,884 pounds of trash from dumpsites.

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 Blount 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

Blount County TN Detention Facility - Visitation

Visitation Rules & Regulations

To participate in visitation, inmates and visitors must comply with the following rules procedures: An inmate must complete a Visitation Form given to him or her after cell assignment by Corrections Officers in the housing pods. Only those noted on an inmate's Visitation Form might be permitted to visit. Inmates must inform their visitor(s) that they must have a current, valid photo identification (such as a driver's license) in order to visit, and may be subject to search prior to entering or leaving the facility.

Visitors dressed in clothing determined to be inappropriate by staff will not be permitted to visit, or will have their visit curtailed and their name removed from the inmate's visitation list. On a visitor's first visit, they must complete a Visitor Information Form. The information on this form will be entered into the Sheriff's information system and checked to determine whether the visitor may have any outstanding warrants. Based on the information provided in this form, and the results of any checks made, the visitor may be denied future visitation, or, if checks indicate any outstanding warrants, may be arrested prior to their departure from the facility. Visitors under the age of 18 do not need to be listed on an approved visitation list, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is on the approved list.

Visitation is limited to one visit per week of one-hour duration. Requests for exceptions and special requests must be forwarded through a Corrections Officer to a Shift Supervisor for approval. A Shift Supervisor may extend visits by reason of distance traveled, past infrequent visits, or other compelling reasons. An inmate may not conduct a business while in confinement, therefore may not conduct business in the visitation area. Staff will permit an inmate to assign a power of attorney for the purpose of protecting legitimate business and personal interests while in custody.

All visits are non-contact and are subject to visual and auditory supervision by staff. An attorney visiting area is available in each housing pod to ensure privileged communications between inmates and their attorneys. Visiting hours are determined by cell assignment and are not negotiable. It is the inmate's responsibility to notify those on his or her visitation list of the times available for visiting.

Legal and other official visits may be scheduled at the Shift Supervisor's discretion.

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.