Knox County Jail

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7028 Maynardville Pike
Knoxville TN 37918
Knox County Jail

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Knox County Jail Information

The Knox County Jail is operated by the Knox County Sheriff under the authority of the State of Tennessee.  The Knox Jail has beds for 215 male and female inmates, including state inmates of all custody levels who are probation violators, awaiting trial, sentencing, or transfer to the Tennessee Department of Corrections or the Federal Bureau of Prisons system.

The Knox County Jail is located in Knoxville, TN, a city with a population of 183,000 in Knox County.  Knoxville is located approximately 20 miles east of Oak Ridge, TN, and 25 miles northwest of Pigeon Forge, TN, off of U.S. Highway 40.

Jurisdictional Control

Knox County Sheriff, 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN 37902, (865) 215-2444

Judicial Authorities

Knox County Court, 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN 37902, (865) 215-2375

Knox County Jail Calls

Paytel owns and operates the phones at the Knox County Jail.  The cost of a 15-minute Tennessee in-state long distance inmate call using Paytel is $7.10, with out-of-state calls costing $2.50, and local jail phone calls costing $2.10.   For as low as a 75 Cent Pacific Telephone calling routing fee, and an additional $2.10 Paytel connection fee, Pacific Telephone brings the cost of a 15 minute Long distance call from the Knox Jail down to $2.85 creating a savings $4.25 for in-state-calls. 

Knox County Jail Visiting

Inmates housed at the Knox Jail are allowed one visit every week. Information regarding visiting dates, times, and rules can be found at  It is recommended to call Knox Jail visitation at (865) 215-2476 to confirm the visiting schedule before departing for your visit.

FCC Knox County Jail Call Ruling

Pacific Telephone Company is not affiliated with Paytel or the Knox Jail but is able to legally, per a 2013 FCC ruling pursuant to FCC Docket Number DA 13-1990, provide call routing services that can cut the cost of inmate calls from the Knox County Jail, as well as calls from any county jails and prison throughout the United States.

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