Davidson County Maximum Correctional Center

County Jail

Last Updated: March 09, 2024
5113 Harding Pl, Nashville, TN 37201
Mailing Address
PO Box 196383, Nashville, TN 37219-6383

Davidson County Maximum Correctional Center is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

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You can support your loved ones at Davidson County Maximum Correctional Center on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 615-862-8123.

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 Davidson County Maximum Correctional Center is a detention center located at 5113 Harding Pl 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.

Inmates formerly housed at CJC have been relocated here due to construction over the next 3-4 years. All DCSO female inmates have been temporarily moved to CoreCivic in preparation for construction of a new Downtown Detention Center. Please call 615-831-7088 for more information.

Inmate Mail - Mailing Instructions and Inmate Account Information

Inmate mail must be addressed as follows: Inmate’s name Inmate’s OCA number*
Nashville / Davidson County Sheriff’s Office
PO Box 196383
Nashville, TN 37219-6383

*The OCA number is listed as 'CONTROL_NUMBER' in the inmate search results

Items Accepted Through the Mail

  • All correspondence must be stamped and mailed through the United States Postal Service
  • Legal mail, letters, cards and Money Orders.
  • Magazines, periodicals, softback books and Bibles must be mailed directly from a commercial source such as the publisher, Internet Company or bookstore.
  • Only 35mm pictures are allowed. (No nudity or pornographic shots will be allowed)

Items Not Accepted Through the Mail

  • Inmate to inmate mail (unless it’s an immediate family member with prior approval).
  • Items such as stamps, envelopes, papers, etc. (these items may be purchased through inmate’s commissary)
  • Hardback books or Bibles
  • No Emergency Packages

Inmate Programs

Below is a listing of the various inmate programs that the DCSO provides. For additional information on inmate programs, visit our facility pages.


The Nashville / Davidson County Sheriff's Office provides State Licensed Alcohol and Drug Treatment to offenders housed at the Correctional Development Center.

The New Avenues program is located at the Correctional Development Center-Male (CDM). It is the oldest of our licensed treatment programs, established in 1990. It is a 45-day program to combat the growing problem of substance abuse within the criminal population. Counselors work one-on-one and in aggressive group therapy to prepare inmates to return to society drug-free. This program puts great emphasis on the Re-Entry process, in hopes of bridging the gap from incarceration to successful transition back into society.

S.A.V.E. (Sheriff's Anti-Violence Effort) Program - is a certificated batterer's intervention program. The goals of the program are to:

  • Educate clients on how their behavior has affected those around them, how their behavior is harmful, and the lasting impact that the behavior has.
  • Educate clients how to learn from past events and the benefits of changing their behavior.
  • Educate clients on how to identify abusive behavior, and learning new/non-harmful ways of expressing emotions and thoughts.
  • Educate clients on about accepting responsibility and accountability for actions

SAVE for the incarcerated offender is six weeks in length and located at CDM. The DRP SAVE program has two available tracks. Track one is 26 weeks in length and track two is 52 weeks length

Second Chances (Offender Dog Program) - The vision on Second Chances is to provide our female offenders with the skills needed to redefine both their lives and the lives of the rescued animals. The offenders will learn to socialize the dogs to prepare them for adoption into permanent homes.

We are proud to partner this program with Bonaparte's Retreat. A non-profit dog rescue program founded in 2004 by Grammy winning singer/songwriter Emmylou Harris. www.bonapartesretreat.org

"The dogs get a second chance to thrive in a loving and safe environment, and our offenders receive a second chance to demonstrate a positive impact in society." -Sheriff Daron Hall

Education Program (Adults) - The Sheriff is arresting the problem of illiteracy and creating solutions to create productive citizens through education after release. The academic learning centers (HDC, CDM, MCC, ORC, CCA and MSE) at the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office offer Adult Education, Vocation and Post-Secondary Education. The education programs have defined goals and strategies that measure success. Students work on basic to advanced educational programs; such as beginning literacy, English as a Second Language (ESL), High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) program, vocational aptitude testing, and Microsoft Office skills. A diagnostic test is given to determine the level of each learner prior to starting classes. Materials are provided in Spanish and English.

The academic learning centers primary focus is to offer participants who did not complete their traditional high school experience an opportunity to obtain a high school equivalency diploma. The HiSET program is compatible to the current professional development materials used for high school equivalency assessment and covers five core areas:

  • Language Arts – Reading
  • Language Arts – Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies

The current HiSET exam is aligned to and measures the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE) College and Career Readiness Standards. Classes are open to participants who request referral through their Case Manager’s, instructors and/or community leaders. When they are prepared to take the official HiSET examination, extra sessions are provided. All of the Sheriff’s Education Coordinators are well qualified. Each instructor has a bachelor’s degree and correctional experience.

Work Release - The Educational/Work Release program operated by the Nashville / Davidson County Sheriff's Office, out of the Offender Re-Entry Center, provides inmates in the program the opportunity to be gainfully employed, or to continue in educational or vocational training. The program is designed to increase community protection by providing offenders with the opportunity to change themselves and those conditions that brought them to jail. Participants will have the opportunity to provide financial aid to their dependents, or to accumulate financial savings for use upon release. Participation in the program will increase awareness of personal responsibilities, and teach self-respect that comes from self-support and personal accomplishments.

The Offender Re-Entry Center provides a setting promoting positive social behavior through mentoring, employment, programs, and counseling. Work Release participants who have demonstrated successful participating while at the Offender Re-Entry Center may qualify for the Day Reporting program. This program allows the inmate to live at home and continue to work in the community. It serves to reduce the jail population.

Outside Work Program - The Offender Re-Entry Center's Outside Work Program provides offender labor to several agencies including non-profit and Metro Government. The services provided are janitorial, landscaping, minor maintenance, and roadside cleanup, to name a few. These offenders also participate in special events such as set-up for Earth Day, and the Music City Marathon. The program provides an average of 4,500 labor hours weekly to the customer. The following agencies participate in the Outside Work Program:

  • Metropolitan Fire Department
  • Metropolitan Police Department
  • City of Berry Hill
  • City of Lakewood
  • Public Library
  • General Services Motor Pool
  • General Services Fleet Management
  • Sportsplex
  • Metro Parks
  • Metro Public Works
  • The Downtown Partnership
  • Fraternal Order of Police Youth Camp
  • Metro Animal Control

Services are also provided to Nashville / Davidson County Sheriff's Office facilities including:

  • Maximum Correctional Center
  • Hill Detention Center
  • Correctional Development Center (Male)
  • Sheriff's Administration Building
  • Civil Warrants
  • DCSO Training
  • DCSO Supply
  • Correctional Services Center
  • Sheriff's Correctional Complex Maintenance

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 Maximum Correctional 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.

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

Davidson County Maximum Correctional Center - Visitation

Inmate Visitation Schedules

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

Note: The new MCC visitation schedule will be posted once inmates have been relocated from the Criminal Justice Center. All DCSO female inmates have been relocated to CoreCivic. Please call 615-831-7088 for more information, or visit the CCA website.

Also, due to mandatory facility cleaning each month, scheduled visitations will be canceled for the following days:

MCC - 1st Monday of each month
CDM - 2nd Saturday of each month

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.

Day Time Unit Pods Case Manager Extension Sunday 7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m B-1 1 – 32 Ms. Rogers 76332 Sunday 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. B-1 33 – 64 Ms. Rogers 76332 Sunday 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. B-2 1 – 32 Ms. Rogers 76332 Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m B-2 33 – 64 Ms. Rogers 76332 Sunday 12:15 p.m. – 1:15p.m. A-1 1 – 32 Ms. Jamison 76332 Sunday 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. A-1 33 – 64 Ms. Jamison 76332 Sunday 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. A-2 1 – 32 Ms. Jamison 76342 Sunday 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. A-2 33 – 64 Ms. Jamison 76342 Sunday 8:45 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. C-1 1 – 32 Ms. Whidbee 76342 Monday 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. C-1 33 – 64 Ms. Whidbee 76342 Monday 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. C-2 1 – 32 Ms. Whidbee 76383 Monday 8:45 p.m. – 9:45p.m. C-2 33 – 64 Ms. Whidbee 76383 Tuesday 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. D-1 1 – 32 Ms. Miller 76383 Tuesday 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. D-1 33 – 64 Ms. Miller 76383 Tuesday 8:45 p.m. – 9:45p.m. D-2 1 – 32 Ms. Miller 76383 Wednesday 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. D-2 33 – 64 Ms. Miller 76383 Wednesday 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. E-1 1 – 32 Ms. Crutcher 76375 Wednesday 8:45 p.m. – 9:45p.m. E-1 33 – 64 Ms. Crutcher 76375 Thursday 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. E-2 1 – 32 Ms. Crutcher 76375 Thursday 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. E-2 33 – 64 Ms. Crutcher 76375 Thursday 8:45 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. F-1 1 – 32 Ms. Jackson 76361 Friday 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. F-1 33 – 64 Ms. Jackson 76361 Friday 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. F-2 1 – 32 Ms. Jackson 76361 Friday 8:45 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. F-2 33 – 64 Ms. Jackson 76361

(No visits until classified - 15 days)

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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