McMinn County Jail, TN Inmate Search, Visitation Hours

423-745-5620, 423-745-5622
1319 South White Street PO Box 649, Athens, TN, 37371-0649
McMinn County Jail

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The McMinn County Jail is located in Athens, Tennessee. The McMinn County Sheriff’s Department manages and operates The McMinn County Jail

At any given time the McMinn County Jail can detain as many as 250 inmates. In this jail most of the inmates do not stay very long, if at all.

While being economical the mission of the McMinn County Jail is to supply the inmates with all the resources they need. 

The jail operates in a way that surpasses national and state standards. 

How to Find Someone in McMinn County Jail

The McMinn County Sheriff’s Department manages and operates the McMinn County Jail. Keeping and maintaining an up to date database of all current inmates is a big responsibility. That is what the McMinn County Sheriff's Department does.

The McMinn County Jail has its roster open with its current arrests to the general public by the McMinn County Sheriff's Department. This database can be found on the McMinn County Sheriff’s Department official website.

This database can be searched by the information listed below:

  • Last Name
  • First Name
  • Prisoner Type
  • PID
  • JID

When doing a successful inmate search, you will see the information listed below:

  • Inmate’s Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Address
  • JID
  • PID
  • Arrest Number
  • Sex
  • Race
  • Weight
  • Height
  • Address
  • Housing
  • Status
  • Alias
  • Released
  • Charges
  • Committed

Sending a Mail/Care Package

The McMinn County Jail inmates are allowed to receive written letters in the mail from their family and friends. For safety reasons, all letters will be examined by jail employees when they arrive. The letters will get passed out to the correct inmate after the jail employees check them. 

There are a number of items you are not allowed to send when sending things to the jail along with your letters. Here is a list below:

  • Gang Related Items
  • Glitter
  • Confetti
  • Ribbons
  • String
  • Plastic
  • Metal
  • Polaroids
  • Perfume
  • Lipstick/Lip Gloss/Chapstick
  • Music Cards
  • Envelopes
  • Pens
  • Pencil
  • Writing Paper
  • Stamps
  • No photographs larger than 5x7”

The McMinn County Jail inmates are allowed to get books, newspapers and magazines. The books, newspapers and magazines will need to be sent straight from the bookstore or publisher to the McMinn County Jail. All books that are sent to the jail must be new and paperback. All used and hardcover books are not allowed. Books will be sent back to the sender if a used or hardcover book is sent.

The McMinn County Jail address for inmates is:

Inmate's name as it appears on their wristband and PID
1319 South White Street PO Box 649, Athens, TN, 37371-0649

Sending Money

The McMinn County Jail inmates will need money to buy things from the commissary. A cashier’s check or money order can be sent directly to the McMinn County Jail if you would like to fund an inmates account. Make sure to make the money payable to the inmate. Keep in mind, you will need to have the inmate’s PID number and date of birth are on the cashier's check or money order. 

The money orders or cashier’s checks can be dropped off at the jail or they can be mailed to the jail to the address below: 

McMinn County Jail
1319 South White Street PO Box 649, Athens, TN, 37371-0649

You will need to make sure you write the return address on the envelope if you are going to mail the money order or checks. You will need to give the money orders several days to be deposited into the inmate’s bank account.

Phone calls

The McMinn County Jail inmates are allowed to make phone calls to their family and friends. The McMinn County Jail inmates are not allowed to get any incoming calls. 

Calling features such as three-way calling and call forwarding are prohibited for the inmates to use. The call will be disconnected right away if an inmate is caught using these features. Disciplinary action will be taken up against the inmate. 

There are a couple of ways inmates can make phone calls from the McMinn County Jail. The McMinn County Jail inmates are allowed to make collect calls. Inmates will only be able to call those who have a landline. Inmates will not be able to call those who have a cell phone. The individual receiving the collect call is the one responsible for any and all charges from the collect call. McMinn County Jail is not responsible for any charges that come from the from the collect calls.

Most of the inmates opt-in choose to use the (GTL) Global Tel*link. Global Tel*link contracts with the McMinn County Jail. You will need to create an account to use this service. You can call Global Tel*link at 1-888-415-0377 or you can visit their GTL website.

Email

The McMinn County Jail inmates do not have a way to get onto the internet. The inmates can not keep in touch with their friends and family using any electronic messaging systems. You will need to send an inmate a written letter in the McMinn County Jail if you would like to stay in touch with them to the address above.

Visiting Rules

The McMinn County Jail inmates are allowed to have visitors. All visitors under the age of 18 will are allowed to visit, however, they will need to be with by their legal guardian. Before you will be allowed to visit you will need to show your driver’s license, state identification card, or their United States Passport. 

Keep in mind, you will need to keep all your personal belongings in your car. Personal belongings are not allowed in the visitation area.

For each week the McMinn County Jail inmates will receive two free 25-minute on-site visits. All visits at the McMinn County Jail are video visits. Visits must be scheduled. You can schedule your visit here.

Inmates are allowed more visits, however, there are fees associated with those visits. The fees are listed below:

  • $5 for 10 minutes
  • $12.50 per 25 minutes

Inmate Mailing Address

Inmate Name, ID, Housing #
McMinn County Jail
1319 South White Street PO Box 649, Athens, TN, 37371-0649

McMinn County Jail Information

Jail Name McMinn County Jail
Jail Type County Jail
Location 1319 South White Street PO Box 649, Athens, TN, 37371-0649
Phone 423-745-5620, 423-745-5622
City Athens
Postal Code 37371-0649
State Tennessee
County McMinn County
Jail Webpage website

Visitation Hours

Sunday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Monday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Holiday

How Often Can I Visit?

For each week the McMinn County Jail are allowed to have two free 25-minute on-site visits. They can have more visits, however, there are fees with those visits. The fee schedule can be found above.

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