Sullivan County TN Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: May 10, 2024
140 Blountville Bypass, Blountville, TN 37617
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 610, Blountville, TN 37617

Sullivan Co Jail 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 Securus Tech®, 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 Sullivan County TN Jail

You can support your loved ones at Sullivan Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 423-279-7509.

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 at Sullivan County TN Jail so you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Sullivan Co Jail is a detention center located at 140 Blountville Bypass Blountville, TN which is operated locally by the Sullivan 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. Sullivan County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Blountville 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 Corrections Division ensures a secure environment for both inmates and employees, comprising 114 personnel divided into two distinct divisions. The administrative division encompasses critical functions such as food service, medical care, training, commissary operations, work release, day reporting, and all inmate programs. Meanwhile, the operations division manages the officers working across the facility's four shifts within the housing facilities and the transportation unit.

In response to the pressing issue of overcrowding, the facility expanded its capacity in 2006, accommodating 383 inmates, with an average daily population reaching 536. Subsequently, in May 2007, a new minimum-security facility with a capacity of 240 was inaugurated, effectively alleviating the overcrowding challenge. Equipped with essential amenities such as a full-service kitchen, laundry facilities, a visitation area, a chapel, a property room, and a medical suite, the new extension facility bolstered the institution's operational capabilities.

Initiatives introduced in 2007 aimed at enhancing inmate rehabilitation include GED classes, Drug and Alcohol programs, and parenting classes tailored for female inmates. Medical services operate round-the-clock, with at least one nurse on duty at all times, collaborating closely with the Sullivan County Health Department to provide inmates with communicable disease education. Frontier Health offers relapse prevention management for inmates struggling with substance abuse issues, promoting abstinence post-release. Comprehensive health education on chronic medical conditions and related medications is provided, with regular monitoring and specialized care offered for chronic illnesses, including access to on-site diagnostic services such as X-rays, EKGs, and ultrasounds.

Inmates undergo thorough medical assessments upon intake, including tuberculosis testing within fourteen days of admission. Intake medical screenings are conducted within twelve hours of admission, ensuring prompt review and care for any health concerns. For inmates with chronic illnesses, discharge plans and medication are provided to facilitate continued medical treatment upon their release back into the community.

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 Sullivan County TN Jail.

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

All inmate visits are conducted by video visitation.

Inmates are allowed two (2) visits via video per week. Visits are limited to 30 minutes.

Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Days: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday

  • Visitors can schedule their visiting time online during approved time slots by clicking on the link.
  • If you experience problems, please call 1-877-578-3658.
  • Note: Securus offers unlimited home visits for a pre-determined price.

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