Sullivan County TN Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: April 24, 2023
140 Blountville Bypass, 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.

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Sullivan County TN Jail basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 423-279-7500

The Sullivan County TN Jail is a medium-security 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, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Blountville Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

Corrections Division provides a safe environment for the inmates as well as for the employees. The Corrections Division is comprised of 114 employees separated into two divisions. The administrative division consists of food service, medical, training, commissary, work release, day reporting, and all inmate programs. The operations division consists of the officers working the four shifts in the housing facilities and the transportation unit.
In 2006, the jail's capacity was 383, with an average daily population of 536. In May 2007, we opened a new minimum-security facility with a capacity of 240. This has helped to relieve the very real and very dangerous problem of overcrowding in our correctional facility. The new jail extension facility is equipped with a full-service kitchen, a laundry, a visitation area, a chapel, a property room, and a medical suite. New inmate programs initiated in 2007 include GED classes, Drug and Alcohol classes, and parenting classes for the female inmates.

Medical - Continuous health care is provided 24 hours a day for the inmates, with at least one nurse on duty at all times. We work in conjunction with the Sullivan County Health Department to provide communicable disease education for the inmates. Frontier Health provides relapse prevention management to inmates with substance abuse issues in an effort to promote abstinence from substance abuse upon their release from jail. We provide health education for chronic medical illnesses and for all related medications prescribed to inmates. All chronic illnesses are monitored closely by regular visits with the physician and nurses, and by laboratory testing. X-rays, EKGs, and ultrasounds are provided on-site by Medical Mobile Diagnostic Services. Obstetric care is provided for all pregnant female inmates by East Tennessee State University of Bristol.

All inmates receive a physical examination including tuberculosis testing within fourteen days of their incarceration. Intake medical screenings are reviewed on every inmate within twelve hours of admission to the facility. Inmates with chronic illnesses who are being released back to the community are provided with medication and discharge plans to continue medical treatment.

Inmate Locator

Sullivan County TN Jail publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Tennessee. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

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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.

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Visitation Information

Sullivan County TN Jail - Visitation at 140 Blountville Bypass, Blountville, TN

  • Monday 9am - 6pm
  • Tuesday 9am - 6pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 6pm
  • Thursday 9am - 6pm
  • Friday 9am - 6pm

All visits are non-contact and conducted through a glass partition. This facility may also have a video visitation option, please call 423-279-7500 for more information and updates to the current rules and regulations.

Inmates are allowed 2 visitors per day

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