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.