McMinn County Inmate Jail Records

NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhone Number
(1310)McMinn County Inmate & Jail Records Offices
Mcminn County JailPO Box 649AthensTN37371423-745-5620
McMinn County Inmate & Jail Records Offices
Mcminn County Justice Center1319 South White StreetAthensTN37303
Mcminn County Juvenile Detention1319 South White StreetAthensTN37303423-745-7140
Mcminn County Sheriffs Department / Mcminn County Jail1319 South White StreetAthensTN37303423-745-5622
McMinn County Inmate & Jail Records Databases
McMinn County Inmate Search & Jail Roster
McMinn County Sheriff Website
Statistics
Jail Population Held for State Prison 20
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Prison
Jail Population Held for State Jail 60
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Jail 20
Jail Population Held for Federal Agencies 8
Jail Population Held for ICE 4
Pretrial Jail Population 187
Female Pretrial Jail Population 17
Male Pretrial Jail Population 69
Total Jail Admissions 4,044
Total Jail Population 312
Female Jail Population 71
Male Jail Population 241
Asian Jail Population
Black Jail Population 34
Latino Jail Population 2
Native Jail Population
White Jail Population 275
Total Prison Population 296
Female Prison Population 43
Male Prison Population 253
Total Prison Admissions 183
Female Prison Admissions 42
Male Prison Admissions 141
Asian Prison Admissions
Black Prison Admissions 20
Latino Prison Admissions
Native Prison Admissions
White Prison Admissions 161
Other Prison Admissions 2
Asian Prison Population
Black Prison Population 37
Latino Prison Population
Native Prison Population
White Prison Population 258
Other Prison Population 1

Jail Records – How to Find Public Jail Records

The Freedom of Information Act guarantees the right to see all government files, including public jail records. In many instances the government is more concerned with releasing the information than keeping it secure. Recently we learned from an acquaintance in McMinn County that there are no public jail records available for offenders who have served their jail time. We also found out that anyone who has been convicted of a felony can have their jail records expunged if they pay a nominal fee.

That piece of news was not surprising to us. When we were investigating how to find sex offender records, we found that the state of Tennessee does not keep national databases of sex offenders. Only local county criminal justice agencies are allowed to do so. Therefore, in order to find these types of records you will either have to go down to your local courthouse or hire an agency to do it for you. Even though hiring an agency can be expensive it can often save you time by ensuring the accuracy of the information you receive.

To find these records online you need to find an established agency that has done this type of search before. Many are paid to do this type of investigation and they will have access to the databases. To ensure you find accurate information pay a small fee.

There are some limitations to these searches. First, the searches are only current as far as the county you are requesting the records for. They are not current for federal, state, or other local public records. However, the fee is minimal and well worth the effort. If you are looking for a divorce record or a birth record, you can easily get the information you are seeking.

Before you can start searching you will need to have the name of the person you are searching for. They jail or prison facility where the offender may be placed is called a pen register. Jail registers are essentially a goldmine of information. If you know the person’s last name and where they may be incarcerated you can find out anything you want. Jail records can tell you what crimes they were convicted of and sometimes what time in jail they were held.

The database search can be done for free at various websites, but you must pay for it if you want the premium information. The premium information is comprised of all jail records in the country. It is easy to find public jail records by using an agency that is known as a public records database.