The Shelby County Jail is an accredited facility with the American Corrections Association. The average daily census for the two facilities for men and women is approximately 2,000 inmates. Yearly bookings average 56,000.
Male inmates are housed in downtown Memphis at 201 Poplar Avenue. The women’s facility is in east Memphis at 6201 Haley Road.
Juvenile Court Detention Center is located at 616 Adams Avenue, which houses an average of 50 juveniles per day who are being held for violent crimes.
The Chief Jailer and his staff provide continuous oversight of operations and daily expenses. Monthly and weekly meetings with unit managers track bookings, processing times and inmate program involvement.
In accordance with the National Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA), the Shelby County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) has a zero-tolerance policy relating to sexual assault, rape and sexual misconduct. If your family member is an inmate in this facility and feels that he/she has been a victim of sexual misconduct, harassment, or assault, it must be reported to a staff member immediately. This can be done by the inmate or family member in several methods. Contact the Sexual Assault Hotline Number at 901-222-4781 for more information. Mental Health staff is also available for crisis care 365 days a year to listen and offer support for the inmates. Click to view policy 839 Inmate Sexual Assault (PREA)