The Tennessee Department of Corrections is the agency responsible for keeping and maintaining an updated database of all offenders doing time in Tennessee state prisons.
The database is open to the public and can be found on the Tennessee Department of Corrections website. The database consists of inmates who are currently sitting in jail, on parole, and on probation.
The database is also on a smartphone app called Tennessee Felony Offender Search Mobile App. You can search the database by the offenders first and last name, Their TOMIS ID, or their state ID.
Unlike the state of Tennessee, Tennessee county and city jails keep their own databases separate. If you are looking for an inmate sitting in a county or city jail, you will need to reach out to the proper authorities.
When an offender is housed in a state prison, they are property of the Department of Corrections Division. As stated above every state’s Department of Corrections Division has their own jail roster or database that the general public may use.
The Tennessee Department of Corrections offender search database can be found on the official Tennessee Department of Corrections website.
You can search the inmate list by using the following pieces of information:
• First Name
• Last Name
• TOMIS ID
The TOMIS ID number will take precedence during all searches. The TOMIS ID is a six-digit number. All incoming inmates will be assigned their TOMIS ID number by the Tennessee Department of Corrections. This will be the easiest and quickest way to locate an inmate.
If you decide to enter their TOMIS ID number in the field provided, you will NOT need to enter their first and last name. However, the TOMIS ID field will only show results for the EXACT number you have entered, so you will want to double check, if no results pop up.
If you don’t know the inmate’s TOMIS ID number or there are no search results for the TOMIS ID number you plugged in, the next thing you can do is search by the inmate’s first and last name.
When you finally get some search results, you will see a list of all inmates that fit the criteria you plugged in. This is not a release search. All inmates are currently sitting behind bars.
You will see the following pieces of information in the Tennessee jails inmate search:
• Inmate Name
• TOMIS ID
• Birth Date
• Supervision Status
• Sentence Begin
• Sentence End
• Parole Eligibility
• Parole Hearing
• Hearing Result
|Correctional Facility Name||Type||County|
|Clarksville City Jail, Tennessee||City Jail||Montgomery County|
|Cocke County Jail, Tennessee||County Jail||Cocke County|
|Roane County Jail, Tennessee||County Jail||Roane County|
|Greeneville City Jail, Tennessee||City Jail||Greene County|
|Dickson County Jail, Tennessee||County Jail||Dickson County|
|Bledsoe County Jail, Tennessee||County Jail||Bledsoe County|
|RRM Nashville, Tennessee||Federal RRM||Davidson|
|Metro-Davidson County (Nashville Metro Jail) Detention Facility, Tennessee||Private Facility||Davidson County|
|Bledsoe County Correctional Complex, Tennessee||State Prison||Bledsoe County|
|Rhea County Jail, Tennessee||County Jail||Rhea County|
|South Central Correctional Facility, Tennessee||State Prison||Wayne County|
|Sevier County Minimum Security Detention Facility, Tennessee||County Jail||Sevier County|
|Hickman County Jail, Tennessee||County Jail||Hickman County|
|McNairy County Jail, Tennessee||County Jail||McNairy County|
|Johnson City Observation & Assessment Center, Tennessee||State Prison||Washington County|
|Obion County Jail, Tennessee||County Jail||Obion County|
|Williamson County Jail, Tennessee||County Jail||Williamson County|
|Wayne County Jail, Tennessee||County Jail||Wayne County|
|Sumner County Jail, Tennessee||County Jail||Sumner County|
|Adamsville City Jail, Tennessee||City Jail||McNairy County|
|Jacksboro City Jail, Tennessee||City Jail||Campbell County|
|Wilson County Jail, Tennessee||County Jail||Wilson County|
|Lauderdale County Jail, Tennessee||County Jail||Lauderdale County|
|Sumner County Juvenile Detention Center, Tennessee||County Jail||Sumner County|
|Maury County Jail, Tennessee||County Jail||Maury County|
|Meigs County Jail, Tennessee||County Jail||Meigs County|
|East Ridge City Jail, Tennessee||City Jail||Hamilton County|
|Shelby County Jail – East Women’s Facility, Tennessee||County Jail||Shelby County|
|Franklin County Jail, Tennessee||County Jail||Franklin County|
|Johnson County Jail, Tennessee||County Jail||Johnson County|
|Fentress County Jail, Tennessee||County Jail||Fentress County|
|Madison County Juvenile Detention Center, Tennessee||County Jail||Madison County|
|Goodlettsville City Jail, Tennessee||City Jail||Davidson County|
|Smith County Jail, Tennessee||County Jail||Smith County|
|McMinn County Jail, Tennessee||County Jail||McMinn County|
|DeKalb County Jail, Tennessee||County Jail||Dekalb County|
|Kingsport City Jail, Tennessee||City Jail||Sullivan County|
|Wilson County Workhouse, Tennessee||County Jail||Wilson County|
|Grainger County Detention Center, Tennessee||County Jail||Grainger County|
|Oak Ridge City Jail, Tennessee||City Jail||Roane County|
|Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Center, Tennessee||County Jail||Hamilton County|
|Marshall County Jail, Tennessee||County Jail||Marshall County|
|Giles County Jail, Tennessee||County Jail||Giles County|
|Hancock County Jail, Tennessee||County Jail||Hancock County|
|Cannon County Jail, Tennessee||County Jail||Cannon County|
|Jefferson County Detention Facility, Tennessee||County Jail||Jefferson County|
|Northwest Correctional Complex, Tennessee||State Prison||Lake County|
|Hardeman County Correctional Center, Tennessee||State Prison||Hardeman County|
|Lawrence County Correctional Facility, Tennessee||County Jail||Lawrence County|
|Bedford County Jail, Tennessee||County Jail||Bedford County|