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Inmate numbers continue to climb
Warren County Jail
Warren County Jail

The inmate population at Warren County Jail continues a steady increase in 2021.

“As of today, our population is 228 inmates,” said Sheriff’s Department Major Jason Walker. “We have 184 males and 44 females. We have 42 state inmates, with 23 of those eligible to be sent to Tennessee Department of Corrections.”

They may be eligible, but TDOC decides when and how many of its inmates it accepts.

A report for the month of July was provided Monday to members of the county Safety Committee. 

“Our highest daily count in July was 235,” said Walker. “Our lowest daily count in July was 212. During July, 267 people were booked into the Warren County Jail, 257 were released, 130 made bond, and 68 were released on time served.”

Other numbers for the Sheriff’s Department for July:

• Responded to 1,571 total calls

• Transported 46 out of county, with 22 going to mental health facilities

• Total of 292 criminal warrants were served

• Total of 526 civil warrants were served

• 320 incident reports

• 45 citations

• 47 crash reports 

“Our office and program space are moving along,” said Walker. “We have programs waiting on space to become available. TCI came today and did an inspection. 

Tennessee Corrections Institute representatives toured the jail Monday and positive comments were made by TCI staff who “bragged on the improvements and direction the jail has been going,” says Walker. 

Over the first seven months of the year, the number of inmates has steadily climb from just under 200 into the 220s. In January 2021, the jail’s population reported in committee was 193. January’s highest daily count was 199 and the lowest was 186.