Built in 1994, the Anderson County Detention Facility serves Anderson County as well as the following
Police Departments, Clinton, Oak Ridge, Lake City, Norris, and Oliver Springs. It also serves the
Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, the
Tennessee Valley Authority Police, and area park authorities.
The facility can hold a total population of 226 inmates, 178 males and 48 females. The facility has
73 full-time Corrections Officers with two contracted nurses who work a rotating 24 hour on call
schedule. There are two full-time maintenance engineers and two full-time cooks on staff who prepare
approximately 215,715 meals annually.
There are five (5) housing units which utilize three security levels; two for minimum security, one for
medium, one for maximum and the fifth housing unit is reserved for females. There are also temporary holding
cells in the booking section which are used for the processing and releasing of inmates.
The facility is a direct supervision facility where the officers are located in the housing units with
inmates. Each officer provides security against escape and also provides for the daily requirements
of the inmates (meals, commissary, and recreation time).
The lobby is open 7 days a week 7am -3pm. If you have any questions regarding the facility we
invite to stop by or call and an officer will be glad to assist you in any way.
Chief Jailer Avery Johnson
(865) 457-7100 Ext.128
PHOTO TOUR To view the photo tour of the Detention Facility click the icon to the left.