McMinn County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff Joe Guy......"Keeping the Oath"

Jail Division

The McMinn County Jail

The Jail at the McMinn County Justice Center, built in 1991 and opened in 1992, was originally constructed to hold 128 inmates. Internal expansions over the past few years now allows the jail to be certified to hold 250 inmates. There are thirteen housing units in the Justice Center, four (4) are dormitory style, four (4) are medium security and five (5) are maximum security. The Justice Center is staffed with twenty (32) State Certified Correctional Officers. These officers have received their training through the Tennessee Correctional Institute and must receive in-service hours annually in order to maintain certification.

All persons who are arrested and taken into custody are transported to the Justice Center for booking and incarceration. The Justice Center is divided into separate housing areas for low/medium security risk males, high security risk males, and female inmates, as well as isolation and temporary holding cells. The Justice Center houses both pre-trial detainees and post-conviction inmates who are serving sentences or awaiting transport to the Tennessee Department of Corrections.

In keeping with progressive philosophies in modern corrections, the McMinn County Justice Center offers a variety of voluntary self-improvement opportunities for inmates. Our jail's program coordinators arrange educational courses, chemical-dependency treatment, and religious service opportunities for those inmates seeking rehabilitation. Some of these programs include G.E.D. classes, Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings, and nondenominational religious services.


Corrections Staff



Lt Toby Parsons

Cpl Brian Buckna, Shift Supervisor       Cpl Lynnette Ruebush, Admin


On-line Inmate Roster:

For the most up to date information on the inmates housed at McMinn County Justice Center, please click on the following link.