Dickson County Jail


Due to rising Covid cases in our area the jail is not accepting visitors at this time, including volunteers for inmate classes. If you need to drop off a 72 hour package you must wear a mask when entering the lobby. For those wanting to schedule a visit download the android app: GTLVismobile or go online to https://Dicksontn.gtlvisitme.com. If you have any further questions please call 615-740-4909.

If you cannot access the video visits from home you are allowed to come to the jail and do a zoom style visit from the lobby. This will allow our staff to continue COVID protocols and limit exposures for everyone. Masks will be required to enter the building.



The primary function of the Dickson County Jail is to provide a safe and secure environment for inmates housed at the jail and to protect the public from those incarcerated. This is accomplished by providing 24 hour medical staffing and security checks by Deputies throughout the day. The jail houses on average around 300 inmates at any given time. These inmates are classified into housing units in the jail based on a number of factors such as current charges, past charges and escape history. The jail provides several classes for inmates to attend such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Celebrate Recovery, GED (HiSET), and various other classes. Inmates are provided with the opportunity to be assigned to jobs throughout the jail as well.


Captain Dwayne Hayes

Captain  Hayes began his career at the Dickson County Sheriff’s office in May of 1990 as a Corrections Deputy. Between then and September 2014 he worked his way up the ranks and was Captain over training for the agency. During his time away from the Sheriff’s Office he worked on a federal contract as a trainer for the security staff at federal buildings in Tennessee.  Upon returning to the Sheriff’s Office in March 2021, Captain Hayes has taken on the duties of Jail Administrator and the rank of Captain. 

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Lieutenant Adam Quigley, Jail Operations

Administrative Lieutenant Kathy Alberd

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Effective May 18, 2020 Dickson County Jail will begin on site visitation involving family/friends with inmates. This visitation is held on the grounds of the Jail however no direct contact is made with the Staff or Inmates.

In order to maintain visitor’s safety, every other monitor in the public visitation area will be operable to conduct a visit. That will allow an approximate 6 feet separation between visitors. It is asked that visitors remain in their own area, not allowing children to run freely in the lobby or visitation area.  

The at home visitation will continue to be offered through our control vendor (GTL) for a fee. Please visit the GTL website for pricing.


TN SAVIN is Tennessee’s Statewide Automated Victim Information Notification Service.

TN SAVIN is an innovative service providing crime victims, victim advocates, and other concerned citizens free and confidential notification regarding a particular county inmate’s release, transfer or escape from participating agencies.

TN SAVIN can provide registered users access to timely information about particular offenders 24-hours a day, over the phone, through the Internet, or by e-mail.

TN SAVIN is a project of the Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association provided by a grant from the Office of Criminal Justice Programs funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration.

Please do not depend only on this program for your protection. Maintain other contacts with your advocate, attorney or law enforcement officers assigned to your case.
*Please note: We advise you not to register a phone number that rings to a switchboard in order to ensure that you receive your notification.


To add funds to an Inmates’s Commissary click the button below:


To schedule a visit click the button below:


To add funds to an Inmates phone account click the button below:


To add funds to an Inmate Tablet account click the button below:


To add funds to an Inmates Vapors account click the button below:

Inmate Allowed Items

Beginning February 14th, 2021 the items listed below must be new in the manufacturer's packaging to be accepted into the jail. Towels and washcloths will now be provided to the inmate by the jail so they will no longer be accepted.



A 72 hour package can be received for the inmate. This is allowed once a year.

72-Hour Inmate Package List

Following are the items that are approved for the inmate to receive on their 72-hour package:

Clothing Items:

5 Pair of Socks (White)

5 Pair of Underwear (White)

5 T-Shirts (White, No Tank Tops or Muscle Shirts)

5 Sports Bras or Bras Without Underwire (Women Only)

1 Set of Thermal Underwear (White)

Bedding Items:

1 Fitted Sheet & 1 Flat Sheet or 2 Flat Sheets (White)

1 Pillow Case (White)


Commissary orders can be placed at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday of every week. It will be passed out on Wednesday every week. If a Holiday falls on Wednesday it may be passed before or after Wednesday this is determined by the Commissary Company.

Cash will be counted in the presence of the inmate at time of intake, placed in kiosk and receipted to the inmate commissary account. NO OTHER TIME WILL MONEY BE HANDLED BY STAFF.

Family/Friends can send money orders to:

The Wooten Corp.

P.O. Box 160196

Nashville, TN 37216


Outgoing mail is collected from the housing unit Monday thru Saturday excluding Holidays and Sundays.

Incoming mail must include the following:

Incoming mail will be searched for contraband. No letters written in anything other than ink or pencil, no letters containing glitter, and no cards. Legal mail will be opened in the presence of the inmate. Correspondence between an inmate within this facility or any other facility constitutes a breach of security and will not be allowed. A legitimate Full name of a real person, real address of Sender shall be on the envelope. If not it will be rejected. It shall only be written in pencil or ink, if not it will be rejected. Any type of added foreign object will be rejected. No more than 5 pictures are allowed, pictures shall not contain nudity, drugs, alcohol, gang affiliation, or a photograph of just the inmate sort and shall be on photo quality paper, not computer prints. Paper shall be white paper only, no colored paper.

Inmate mail should be sent to the following address:

"Inmate's First & Last Name"

146 County Jail Drive

Charlotte, TN 37036

Make sure the inmate’s first and last name is listed on the envelope.