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Cumberland County Jail

The Cumberland County Jail, located in Crossville, is a maximum security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level is as high as is it is in any maximum security state prison. Some of the security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. Correctional officers are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence.

The men, women and juveniles being held in the jail are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Cumberland County Court System already and been sentenced to a period of time of one year or less. When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are admitted into the Tennessee Prison or Federal Prison System.

The tour guide is usually Tim Clafin the Jail Administator and Sherriff Casey Cox will talk to the group for about 15 minutes if he is available.

Special Instructions:

Instructions from Tim Clafin: "Just a few things to keep in mind when you tour the facility, no weapons including knives are allowed or cell phones. Females might want to lock their pocketbooks up in their vehicles as well. The less you have on your person the better."