Polk County Jail, TN Inmate Roster

Updated on: February 13, 2021
Polk County Jail

Visitation Hours

  • Sunday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
  • Monday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Friday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Saturday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
  • Holiday Closed

Polk County Jail Basic Information

Facility Name
Polk County Jail
Facility Type
County Jail
PO Box1189, Benton, TN, 37307
423-338-4540, 423-338-8215
Postal Code
Polk County
Official Website
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Steve Ross
161 Industrial Access Circle, Benton, Tennessee, 37307

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If you are searching for a friend or loved one in Tennessee, it can be difficult to know exactly where to go or what to do.

During this challenging time, you can use this guide to help you search for an inmate in the Polk County Jail in Tennessee. From there, you will be able to send mail, money, visit, and talk to them.

General Information

Polk County Jail is located at PO Box1189, Benton, TN, 37307. This is a county jail which means prisoners sentenced here will not be here longer than 3-years. Those who are sentenced longer than 3-years will serve their time in a state prison.

The mission of Polk County Jail is to keep the community safe by providing a safe, secure place for offenders. They also seek to rehabilitate prisons by offering them rights, privileges, and resources.

How to Search for an Inmate

The first thing you need to do before anything else is ensure the person you are looking for is in fact at the Polk County Jail in Tennessee.

To search for an inmate, you can visit the Polk County Sheriff website. Type in the first and last name of the offender you are looking for. There is an orange bar at the top of the page where you can do this.

You can also call 423-338-4540, 423-338-8215 to get general prisoner information such as whether a prisoner is at the facility or not.

After you have completed your search, you will want to write down pertinent information such as the offender’s date of birth, arrest date, booking number, and any other information you think you may need.

This information will help you to be able to send mail, speak to an inmate, and visit. Information on the website is updated twice per hour.

Staying in Contact with an Inmate

Research has shown that inmate’s who have positive friends and relatives who stay in contact with them have a greater chance of rehabilitation.

Because those who have a positive support system can be rehabilitated more easily, the Polk County Jail encourages friends and family to stay in contact. You can do this in the following ways:

Sending Mail

Offenders are allowed to receive mail such as letters, money orders for commissary, photographs, and postcards. Keep in mind photos may not be sexual in nature or contain any nudity.

To ensure mail is sent to the person you wish for it to go to, you should address your envelope in the following way:

Prisoner’s full name

In the care of Polk County Jail

PO Box1189, Benton, TN, 37307

Visiting the Inmate

Visitation is also encouraged. However, you will need to follow strict guidelines and rules when visiting to ensure your safety and the safety of prisoners and staff.

Prisoners in Polk County Jail are able to have 1 visit per week with a maximum of 3 people per visit. This includes children. The following is prohibited when visiting:

  • Cell phones, radios, tape recorders, MP3 or CD players, electronic tablets, computers, etc.

  • Tobacco products, lighters, and matches

  • Baby strollers

  • Any type of baby bags or purses

  • Food, drink, candy, gum, etc.

  • Weapons, pocket knives, box cutters, pepper spray, or any illegal contraband

  • Tools, fingernail clippers, hair picks, combs, brushes, lipstick, etc.

  • Books, magazines, newspaper, toys, games, umbrellas

  • Clothing: No tank tops, tube tops, low cut tops or dresses. Short Shorts must be knee length, mini skirts, etc. (Any clothing item deemed inappropriate by staff).

The Visitation week runs from Monday through Sunday. Visiting times are different depending when you wish to visit.

Talking on the phone

Inmates at Polk County Jail will not be able to receive incoming phone calls and the facility will not take messages for the inmates. However, phones are available for inmates to use.

Inmates may make collect, prepaid collect, or prepaid calling card calls from the phones available. Inmates are allowed to talk for 20-minutes. After that, the call will end.

To set up a prepaid account, you can visit Pay Tel Communications or call a customer service representative at 1-800-729-8355 to set up an account.

Commissary and Sending Money

Sometimes, inmates will need to get additional things that are not provided to them by the jail. They are able to purchase these items at a store within the Polk County Jail called commissary.

Inmates are able to purchase items such as clothes, shoes, hygiene products, books, paper, pencils, stamps, envelopes, MP3 players, headphones, tablets (no internet), snacks, and other items they may want.

In order for an inmate to purchase these items, they must have money on their account. Friends and family can put money on this account.

There are automated kiosks located throughout the Polk County Jail lobby where you can put money on an inmate’s account 7 days a week. VISA, Mastercard, Discover, and cash are accepted at these machines.

You can also send cash to the prisoner in the mail. No checks will be accepted either way.

Posting Bonds

Because the Polk County Jail is a county jail, prisoners who have not yet been sentenced are sometimes able to be bonded out.

Bonds are able to be posted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the Prisoner Property Room window in the lobby. To find out how much a bond is, you can call 423-338-4540, 423-338-8215.

Keep in mind that the state of Tennessee requires a bail surcharge in addition to the bond amount. This can be as much as $85 for each bond and must be paid when you post bond.

You will need to pay the full bail amount if you do not get a bondman. A simple search on Google will show you a variety of bondmen you can contact in Tennessee.

If you have any further questions, please reach out to the Polk County Jail at 423-338-4540, 423-338-8215.

Polk County Prison Statistics

Polk County Prison Admissions

Asian Prison Admissions -
Native Prison Admissions -
Total Prison Admissions 60
Other Prison Admissions -
White Prison Admissions 60
Latino Prison Admissions -
Black Prison Admissions -
Male Prison Admissions 50
Female Prison Admissions 10

Polk County Prison Population

Male Prison Population 79
Female Prison Population 13
Total Prison Population 92

Polk County Prison Population By Race

Asian Prison Population -
Latino Prison Population -
White Prison Population 89
Other Prison Population 3
Black Prison Population -
Native Prison Population -

Polk County Jail Admissions By Race

Native Jail Population -
Asian Jail Population -
Latino Jail Population 1
Black Jail Population 2
White Jail Population 122

Polk County Jail Admissions

Female Jail Population 29
Total Jail Admissions 1,000
Total Jail Population 125
Male Jail Population 96

Polk County Pretrial Jail Population

Female Pretrial Jail Population 2
Male Pretrial Jail Population 24
Pretrial Jail Population 39

Polk County Jail Held Inmates

Jail Population Held for State Prison 86
Jail Population Held for Federal Agencies -
Jail Population Held for State Jail -
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Prison -
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Jail -
Jail Population Held for ICE -

Polk County, Tennessee Warrants, Arrests

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