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The McMinn County Jail is a medium to maximum security facility and houses adult inmates who have been charged with misdemeanor and felony crimes. Inmates are booked, classified and housed according to the crimes they are charged with. The facility has a capacity of 350 inmates.

McMinn County Jail
1319 S White Street
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: 423-745-5620

How to Send Mail to an Inmate

Inmates are allowed to receive mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service. Inmates are only allowed to receive postcards. The only exception is for pictures. Envelopes containing pictures must be postmarked between the 1st and 7th of each month.

Mail can be sent to:

McMinn County Sheriff’s Office
Inmate Name
Cell Number, Inmate Number
PO Box 649
Athens, TN 37371

Commissary deposits can be made to an inmate’s account online, over the phone or in person. To make a deposit over the phone, call 1-866-394-0490. McMinn County Jail uses a third party company called Smart Deposit to accept commissary deposits online. To make a deposit online, visit the Smart Deposit website. To make a deposit in person, visit the kiosk located inside the McMinn County Just Center. To make a deposit of any kind, the jail’s name, inmate’s first and last name and inmate’s ID number will be required.

Visitation Hours

Inmates are allowed to receive visitors. An inmate must fill out the visitor form before receiving visitors. The inmate must list the names of all expected visitors and the Sheriff’s Office will conduct a background check before approving them. If a person has been convicted of a felony in the past 2 years the person will not be able to visit. Visitation schedules are posted in each housing unit.

The McMinn County Jail updates their inmate roster every 24 hours. The inmate will be listed on the roster and will show their name, mugshot, charges, arrest history, bond amount, days in jail, their sentence and their visitation schedule.

Police and inmate records are available through the McMinn County Sheriff’s Office. A records request form must be submitted in person.

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McMinn County Sheriff Information

The McMinn County Sheriff’s Office is a law enforcement agency located in Athens, Tennessee. The office is responsible for providing law enforcement, overseeing the County Jail, securing the courts and serving warrants and civil processes papers. There are 6 divisions within the office: patrol, corrections, investigations, courts, school resources and administration.

Joe Guy, Sheriff
McMinn County Sheriff’s Office
1319 South White Street
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: 423-745-5620
Email: [email protected]

McMinn County is located in eastern Tennessee. The county covers a total of 432 square miles and has a population of 53,794. There are 6 cities in the county: Athens, Etowah, Englewood, Riceville, Niota and Calhoun. The county seat is Athens. The county mayor is John Gentry.

2018 Violent Crime Rate McMinn County – 258
Data Source: Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program

McMinn County Public Record Information

Public records are available through the McMinn County Government. Record requests must be made to the public record request coordinator in person, via email or mail.The request coordinator has 7 business days to respond to the request. Record requests must be submitted by a Tennessee resident. For more information, contact the public records request coordinator.

McMinn County Government
Public Records Coordinator
6 East Madison Avenue
Athens, TN 37303

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