Silverdale Detention Facilities

Silverdale Detention Center is a private prison for male and female prisoners, located in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, operated by Corrections Corporation of America (one of its first contracts)[1] and owned by Hamilton County.[2] The maximum capacity as of 2016 is 1046. Always primarily used by the county, the facility has also had "an unusual mix of prisoners", murderers convicted by the state serving long terms, and DUI and traffic offenders in for a stretch of 48 hours. [3] It has also taken federal inmates, such as pre-trial detainees held by the U.S. Marshals Service.[4] The facility opened in the fall of 1984 with 325 beds. Its initial financial performance by May 1985 was disappointing for the county, after paying a per-head per-diem of $21 on an unexpectedly high number of prisoners.

Silverdale Detention Facilities Contact Details

Address: 7609 Standifer Gap Rd., P.O. Box 23148, Hamilton, TN
City: Chattanooga
Zip: 37422
Phone 1: 423-892-0921
Type: Private Prison

Mailing to Inmates and Staff

Inmate Visiting Days and Hours

Day of Week Hours
Monday Noon - 6:00 PM
Tuesday Noon - 6:00 PM
Wednesday Noon - 6:00 PM
Thursday Noon - 6:00 PM
Friday Noon - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM