The Main Jail is located at 201 Poplar Avenue, adjacent to the Walter Bailey Criminal Justice Complex. Click here to see Driving Directions and Map. The women are housed at Jail East, located at 6201 Haley Road, near Shelby Farms. The Juvenile Court Detention Center is located at 616 Adams in downtown Memphis.
There is no exact time. Many factors must be considered. Persons must be fingerprinted, photos taken, warrant checks done, processed through N.C.I.C., checked by medical etc. The AVERAGE processing time is less than two hours. However, actual release time may be 3 to 6 hours after the release is ordered.
A private company handles this service. There are kiosks in the visitation lobby that accept cash only. You can also click this link, Offender Connect and create an account to send funds electronically. INMATE ACCOUNT offices are located in the visitation lobby at 201 Poplar and for female inmates at the Jail East facility at 6201 Haley Rd. Money may be put in an inmate's commissary account between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. seven days a week. A maximum of $200.00 may be left in a one week period CURRENCY ONLY. We do not accept checks.
Clothing for court appearances may be brought to the main lobby of the Jail (201 Poplar) or Jail East. We accept clothes 24 hours a day seven days a week. Court clothing must be conservative. Tennis shoes will NOT be accepted. Inappropriate clothing for court appearances will NOT be accepted (shorts, pants with multiple zippers, etc.).
The 24-Hour Court Clerk’s office is also located in the Jail Annex visitation area. You may post a cash bond or use the services of a licensed bonding company of your choice. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office does NOT make recommendations as to which bonding company you use.
Any inmate may release his property to anyone. The inmate must initiate the request. The inmate may request a “property release form” from the pod Officer. The completed form is then sent to Aramark’s office in the Annex visitation area. When proper I.D. is presented, the property may be released. Property may NOT be released if the property is part of evidence or if Law Enforcement Officers have placed a “hold” on the property.
Address the letter to:
The inmate’s full name
Floor and pod where housed, if known
201 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38103
Jail East Women's Facility
The inmate’s full name
Location where housed, if known
6201 Haley Rd.
Memphis, TN 38134
All letters sent in to inmates must have a complete return address on them. Books (soft back) or magazines must come directly from the publisher(s).
The Shelby County Jail has its own Food Service provider who prepares three meals daily for the inmate population. A State Certified Dietician, who verifies the menu provides the daily caloric intake as specified by State Law, approves the menu. Should the inmates desire additional items, they may be purchased through the contract Inmate Commissary.
The Shelby County Jail has a Contract Medical provider who provides 24 hour a day medical care and has a Medical Doctor (MD) and Physician’s Assistant on duty and/or on call for emergency situations. Any questions concerning medical issues should be addressed to Jail Information at 901.222.4700 (main jail) or 901.222.6600 (Jail East).
This information may be found by calling Jail Information at (901) 222-4700 24 hours a day to find out all charges, bond amounts and any court dates that may be pending.
You may speak to the Corrections Deputy or CDO in charge of the facility, or you may speak to the Chaplain at Jail Information, (901) 222-4700. Normally, we will have a chaplain accompany us to relay this information to the inmate. When you call, all necessary information will need to be collected. This will include the name, relation to the inmate, and other factual information.
The Shelby County Juvenile Clerk’s office has information about detention of juveniles.