Detention is the division responsible for housing pre-trial and sentenced detainees in the John I. Easley Jr., Criminal Justice Center. The Criminal Justice Center encompasses approximately 121,000 square feet and sits on approximately 19 acres. Capacity is 454 inmate beds. The mission is Care, Custody and Control. The division is commanded by a Jail Administrator who has the rank of Captain. A Lieutenant is in charge of the daily operation of the detention center as well as compliance, recruitment and hiring. There are 96 employees from the rank of deputy to Staff Sergeant that allows the division to be a successful operation. The following sections are found within the division:
Budget and Contracts
C.E.R.T. (Critical Emergency Response Team)
Inmate Work Crews
Programs (G.E.D., Anger Management, Life Skills, AA/NA)
New intakes reporting to serve time are allowed to bring in each of the following items;
2 WHITE UNDERWEAR, 2 WHITE PAIR OF SOCKS, 2 WHITE T-SHIRTS, 2 BRAS (NO UNDER WIRE)
No long sleeved shirts or thermals allowed!
Nothing can be brought in after an inmate is booked in. Medication can be brought in or dropped off but has to be in the original bottle (No schedule narcotics allowed. No over the counter medication allowed.)
Williamson County Criminal Justice Center-Facility Locator Number 31
Commissary orders can be placed through the kiosk located in each inmate housing area; starting Friday 6:00 pm through Sunday 6:00 pm. Orders will be delivered on Monday afternoon. Inmates must have money on their account prior to placing your order.
DEBIT/CREDIT CARDS: Funds MAY BE ADDED to an inmate trust fund account by calling: 1-855-836-3364, or by visiting www.vendengine.com or by using the kiosks in the lobby area of the facility. All fee information is provided during the deposit process.
CASH: Cash deposits may be made using the kiosk in the lobby area of the Williamson County Criminal Justice Center. The cash deposit fee is $2.95.
MONEY ORDERS: We only deposit U.S Postal money orders; all other money orders are returned to sender. U.S Postal money orders MUST be made payable to Commissary Services of Nashville and the name and I.D number of the person the money is for should be printed clearly on the memo line of the money order. There is no processing fee for money order deposits. U.S Postal Money Orders are deposited before kiosk ordering turns on each Friday and need to be mailed to: Commissary Services of Nashville, P.O. Box 90441, Nashville, TN 37209.
To set up an account or add funds use https://inmatesales.com
Inmate Visitation Resumes by Video Beginning November 7, 2020, Onsite Visitation for inmates will be permitted once again at the John I. Easley Jr. Criminal Justice Center at 408 Century Court. The visit times will be Saturdays and Sundays from 7:00 AM until 1:30PM. (Last scheduled visit will begin at 1:00PM). Each onsite video visit will be free of charge, and will last approximately 30 minutes each. Inmates will be allowed 2 visits per weekend (1 per weekend day). Inmates will no longer be escorted to the visitation booth for visits. Visits will be conducted via kiosk’s between the housing units and visitation booth. Due to COVID-19, we will only permit one adult visitor per inmate visit. Visitors under 18 will not be permitted to enter the visitation booth. In order to schedule an on location video visit, the visitor must visit www.VendEngine.com or download the VendEngine app to their smart phone or other device, and create an account. There is a Kiosk in the front lobby that can be used to create an account and schedule your visit.
On the date of the visit, the visitor must be present in the CJC Lobby 15 minutes prior to the scheduled visit time to be checked in with the Deputy at the Front Desk. If visitors are not prescheduled before arrival or do not arrive in the lobby on time, they will be required to do so before being allowed to visit. Visitors who have been incarcerated within 1 year of the visit date, will not be permitted into the facility. All visitor rules still apply. Photo ID required. Please bring no unneeded items in the facility with you. Cell Phones will not be permitted. Every visitor must wear a mask.
Inmate Initiated Off Site Video Chat, and text/email messaging services will be disabled during these times to allow onsite visitation to take place on the kiosk’s. Inmates, Family and Friends, will still be able to utilize the Inmate Initiated Off Site Video Chat system any other time during the week.
Eligibility Requirements for Visits:
Inmate must be locked down for 30 days prior to visit
Inmate may not receive any disciplinary actions 30 days prior to visit
No security lockdowns or 2 deputies present may have visits
Male Visits are:
7:30 AM on the first Sunday of the month
8:00 AM on the first Sunday of the month
Female Visits are:
11 AM on the first Sunday of the month
*All normal visitation rules apply. Visits are 30 minutes and run on a first come first serve basis. Visitors must arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the visit. Valid photo ID is required to check in for a visit. Up to 2 adults and 3 children are permitted to visit. Inmates are allowed only 1 visit per day.
Visitor’s Dress Code at the Williamson County Jail
Revised and Effective October 1, 2014
All visitors entering the Williamson County Jail must be appropriately dressed. Any clothing or clothing articles that are considered inappropriate will not be permitted to be worn. Some clothing articles and accessories are prohibited.
Failure to comply with these rules will result in denial of admission to the grounds and/or visiting rooms.
Office bathrooms may not be utilized as changing rooms and the Office will not provide any garments or the means to alter any garments to comply with these following requirements.
No orange clothing: No item of solid orange clothing may be worn anywhere on the grounds of the Williamson County Jail, including the visiting room.
No black stripes: No item of black stripes clothing may be worn anywhere on the grounds of the Williamson County Jail, including the visiting room.
Tight fitting or provocative clothing: Short skirts, short shorts, athletic shorts, tank tops, strapless tops, low cut halter tops, see-through clothing, bare midriffs, bare feet, leggings or spandex or yoga pants without a long cover or dress over them, and bathing suits are prohibited. Skirts and shorts may not be any shorter than 3 inches above the knee in a standing position.
Undergarments: Proper undergarments must be worn.
Headwear: No hats, headbands, scarves, metal hair pins or bandanas may be worn. Exception: Religious headwear may be worn but must be removed for security inspection prior to entering the visiting room.
Ripped clothing: Clothing with visible holes are not allowed.
Tobacco, Phones and Mobile Devices: Visitors are not permitted to smoke, carry tobacco products or use cellular telephones or other mobile devices on the grounds of the Williamson County Jail. These items should be secured in your vehicle or left at home if you plan to visit.
Advertising Logos: No vehicles or articles displaying a logo of a company will be allowed in the Williamson County Jail or on the parking lots of the Williamson County Jail. Exception is for deliveries or working with Williamson County Sheriff’s Office personnel.
The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was established in 2003 by then President George Bush, which mandates the Department of Justice to establish standards addressing sexual assault/harassment in all correctional facilities.
In compliance with these standards, the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Jail is committed to emphasizing zero tolerance of the sexual abuse/assault/harassment of inmates, and sexual acts involving inmates regardless of consensual status, either by staff or other prisoners. All reports of sexual abuse are reported promptly and investigated thoroughly. When crimes are committed within correctional facilities, the perpetrator and victim of, and witnesses to these crimes are identified, and evidence of these crimes is collected and preserved. Sexual conduct between staff members, volunteers or contractors and inmates, regardless of consensual status, is strictly prohibited and subject to administrative and/or criminal sanctions.
This agency is compliant with all Department of Justice Standards For Prisons and Jails and strives to provide an environment conducive to sexual safety for incarcerated individuals.
Sexual abuse of an inmate, resident, or detainee by another inmate, staff member, volunteer or contractor includes any nonconsensual, coerced acts by implied threats of violence or inability to refuse. This also includes any contact between the mouth and the penis, vulva, or anus, penetration of the anal or genital opening of another person, however slight, by a hand, finger, or object, or other instrument, or any other intentional contact, either directly or through the clothing, of or with the genitalia, anus, groin, breast, inner thigh, or the buttocks (unrelated to official duties) or where the staff member, contractor, or volunteer has the intent to abuse, arouse, or gratify sexual desire. Voyeurism by a staff member, contractor, or volunteer is an invasion of privacy of an inmate by staff for reasons unrelated to official duties.
Sexual Harassment includes repeated and unwelcome verbal comments or gestures, sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or verbal comments, gestures, or actions of a derogatory or offensive sexual nature by another inmate, staff member, contractor or volunteer to an inmate.
PREA requires annual reports to be filed with the Department Of Justice of all allegations of sexual assault/harassment reported in the facility(s) to be made public. These incidents must be classified under three categories:
Substantiated Allegation – an allegation that was investigated and was found to have occurred.
Unsubstantiated Allegation – an allegation that was investigated, and the investigation produced insufficient evidence to make a final determination as to whether the event actually occurred.
Unfounded Allegation – an allegation that was investigated and that investigation determined the event did not occur.
2023 PREA Annual Corrective Action Review
2023 Yearly Totals
2023 PREA Final Report
Williamson County Juvenile Detention Center 2021 PREA Audit Report
PREA DOJ 2021
PREA 2020 Annual Report
Williamson County Juvenile Detention Center Final PREA 2018
2017 PREA Report
2016 PREA Report
2015 PREA Report
PREA Audit 2015
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If I am surrendering myself to do jail time, what can I bring into the jail with me?
When turning yourself in to serve time, there are a few things that you can do to expedite your process. When you arrive at the CJC or Courthouse (Depending on where you are scheduled to report) bring as little as possible with you. You are only allowed (2) two white t-shirts, (2) two white sports bras (no plastic or metal), (2) two white pair of underwear and (2) two pair of white socks. Prescription medication (no over the counter medication is allowed) only if it is in its original container. Plastic frame prescription glasses are allowed. Nothing except what is listed is permitted.
I want to do a cash bond for an inmate, what do I need to do?
Cash bonds can be made 24 hours a day at the jail. The cash must be in the exact amount of the inmate’s bond amount, no change can be given. The cash posted may be subject to court costs and fines, at the discretion of the courts.
If a person held in the facility requires a bail bondsman to post bond what do we do?
It is the responsibility of the inmate or their family or friends to select the person or company to write the bond. Deputies are not allowed to recommend any person or company.
When can I visit an Inmate, how many people can visit, how many visits can an inmate have in a day, when should I arrive, and what do I need?
Visitation days are Saturday and Sunday only. Visitation is on a first come, first served basis. Inmates can have one visit per day, with two adults and up to three children. Visitors are required to show up 30 minutes prior to the time they wish to visit. Individuals must have a valid ID to sign in. Visitors are not allowed to have any items other than their keys when coming in for visitation. Absolutely no phones, tablets or accessories of any kind are allowed in the visitation booth. Visitors are asked to dress appropriately, this includes no low cut shirts or those with spaghetti straps, jeans with any holes or skirts/shorts that are above the knee are NOT permitted.
How do I put money on or set up an inmate phone account?
To set up an account or add funds use https://inmatesales.com
Can I bring in Food or Clothing for an inmate?
We do not accept any items for an inmate. You can place money on their commissary account that will allow them to buy these items.
Can I find out how much money an inmate has on his/her account?
We do not release this information for privacy reasons.
How do I place money on an inmate’s Commissary account?
Money orders can be dropped off for an inmate at any time; there is also a kiosk in the front lobby that will accept debit, credit cards or cash. You can also visit this website vendengine.com or call 1-855-836-3364.
Can I bring in an inmate’s prescribed medication?
You can bring medication into the front lobby for an inmate. The medication must be in the original pharmacy issued container. The doctor is the one who approves medication in our facility so bringing it in is NOT a guarantee that the inmate will receive it.
Can we deliver a message to an inmate?
Due to the number of inmates our facility houses we are not able to deliver messages. If you have a true emergency, ask for the shift supervisor and inform them of your situation.
When will an inmate get released?
Release dates for inmates who are being released as “time served” may be received by calling 615-790-5570 and asking for Classifications, Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm. Release dates for inmates who are being released to another agency or correctional facility will NOT be provided, for security reasons.
How do I find out information on an inmate in your facility?
For information on who is in the facility and what they are charged with call 615-790-5570. The deputy who answers the telephone will be able to give bond amounts and basic information on how to gain the release of inmates. It can take several hours from the time the inmate is accepted into the facility before fingerprints and a mug shot are taken. Inmates cannot make bond until the entire intake process is complete. The amount of time that is required varies with the number of persons arrested and the cooperation of each inmate.
Where are you located?
408 Century Court Franklin, TN 37064