Dan Neubert, Jr
Inmates housed at the Blount
County Adult Detention Facility are from every corner of the state. Blount
County contracts with the Tennessee Department of Corrections and the
U.S. Marshals Service to house their prisoners. The facility also houses prisoners from agencies outside of Blount County.
Tennessee Business Enterprises, in conjunction with Aramark Inmate Services, holds the contract for the commissary Service.
Work Release/Work Detail
The Litter Crew Program continues to pick up trash along Blount County’s
All new corrections officers must complete the Correctional Training Program, which is eight weeks long. This program is a standardized course that
ensures that officers receive equal training.
Food and Laundry Service
The detention facility has a commercial grade kitchen that provides approximately 447,720 meals a year to adult and juvenile inmates. Food service has
three full-time employees. The kitchen supervisor also oversees the laundry
service, which is operated by inmates.
The medical staff in the detention facility consists of six medical professionals, including a Medical Unit Supervisor, , two LPN’s, a parademic, an EMT,
and a CNA. In addition, a medical doctor is on call 24 hours a day.
CERT (Corrections Emergency Response Team)
CERT is a special unit of the Corrections Division. The team consists of
full-time corrections officers who use less lethal methods of control. They
deal with high risk situations in the detention facility. CERT handles crowd
control, riot conditions, and security extractions of violent inmates. The team
also executes high security shakedowns to search the detention facility for