Davidson County Hill Detention Center

County Jail

Last Updated: March 17, 2022
506 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201
Mailing Address
PO Box 196383, Nashville, TN 37219-6383

Hill Detention Center is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

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Satellite View of Davidson County Hill Detention Center

You can support your loved ones at Hill Detention Center on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 615-862-8288.

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 Hill Detention Center is a detention center located at 506 2nd Ave N Nashville, TN which is operated locally by the Davidson 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. Davidson County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Nashville 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 Hill Detention Center is located adjacent to the administrative offices of the Nashville Sheriff. This facility is the intake point for all arrestees in Davidson County. Inmates who remain in custody after 48 hours are classified for housing and custody levels. Inmates housed at the Hill Detention Center are Pre-trial males with custody levels of maximum, medium and special needs (medical, mental health). Female arrestees are booked and transferred to the Metro Detention Facility.

The HDC has a housing capacity of 356, but is also divided into two sections. HD1 is comprised of dormitory style cells ranging from 26 to 50 man units. HD2 is considered as the Booking Unit. A Master Control which is located in the front of the building controls all doors into and out of the facility as well as monitors all movement within the facility. Food Services, Medical and Commissary are contracted by the Metro Government for this facility. The HDC received initial ACA Accreditation May 3, 2002.

The HDC currently offers the following programs: Anger Management, Sense of Self, AA, Basic and Adult Education (HiSet), Religious Services, Attitudes and Behaviors, CASA, Life/Vocational Skills and Thinking for A Change

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 Davidson County Hill Detention Center.

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 aid@inmateaid.com, and we'll gladly help you locate your loved one.

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Visitation Information

Davidson County TN Hill Detention Center - Visitation

Inmate Visitation Schedules

Below is a listing of each facility’s visitation schedule. Schedules are subject to change.

No out of town visits can be scheduled on the above days each month at these facilities.

Inmate information is available 24 hours a day at 615-862-8123.

Hill Detention Center - The schedule of visitation at HDC revolves around the inmates’ housing location within the facility. To find out an inmate’s housing assignment for visitation purposes, please call HDC’s main number, 615-862-8288.

Visitation Schedule


  • D-Cell - 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
  • C-Cell - 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.


  • D-Cell - 7:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
  • C-Cell - 8:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.


  • A-Cell - 7:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
  • B-Cell - 8:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.


  • A-Cell - 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
  • B-Cell - 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Friday

  • No visits

Guidelines Regarding Visitation

Out Of Town Visits - Will be conducted between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Visits will also be allowed between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at the discretion of the shift lieutenant/designee.

Regular Visitation - All visitors must show valid identification and check-in before entering the visiting area. All adult visitors 60 years of age or older will not be required to possess photo identification; however, some source of identification will be required. All attorney movement will be held during shift change daily at 2:30 p.m. until facility inmate count clears.

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