The Carter County Detention Center is a secured facility for incarcerated male and female adults. Opened in 2012, this facility is on the cutting edge of security technology, including electronic tracking and a body scanner to detect and deter contraband. The jail currently houses both county and federal inmates.


Trustee Work Program:  This is for low risk offenders to work inside the detention center, community, county buildings and county property while completing their sentence.

Community Work Crew Program:  These inmates are closely supervised.  Their work is litter control, mowing services to county buildings, and building upkeep for county offices.

Work Release Program:  The program is set up for low risk inmates.  They can still provide support to their family and maintain their employment.

GED Program: This program is for those inmates that wish to obtain their high school equivalency.

Families First Program:  This program is for female inmates that need assistance transitioning back into society when their sentence has ended.

AA Program:  An alcohol abuse program for male and female inmates. The support can also be continued when their sentence is finished.

NA Program:  A narcotics abuse program for male and female inmates.  The support can also be continued when their sentence is finished.

Jail Ministry Program:  A program for male and female inmates that wish to learn about a religion or continue their religious beliefs.

Attorneys who need to visit clients in the Detention Center, please contact Sgt. Brian McGinnis at 423-895-5239.