Washington County TN Detention Center
The Washington County Detention Center opened in June 1995. The Detention Division is the largest of the Washington County Sheriff's Office, employing approximately 101 full time and 3 part time personnel. The Washington County Detention Center is a 205,159 square foot facility with a capacity of 578 beds for both male and female inmates. Currently, we are housing both sentenced and pretrial inmates who were arrested by local, state or federal authorities. The inmate population recently averages 565 which include approximately 100 female inmates. The headcount has been as high as 610. That makes a ratio of officer to inmate as 1 officer to 56 inmates. This is done in direct supervision as well as indirect supervision. The Detention Center houses an average of 110 state inmates and approximately 55 federal inmates and the remainder of the population is pretrial and sentenced county inmates. These include but not limited to persons arrested in Washington County, including the Town of Jonesborough. In addition, those persons arrested by the Johnson City Police Department, Veteran's Administration Police Department, East Tennessee State Public Safety, Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency within Washington County are brought to the Detention Center for processing.