The Corrections Division is responsible for providing the care, custody and control of the inmates incarcerated in the Hawkins County Jail. The Hawkins County Jail has an average inmate population of 250 inmates. The jail exists for the detention of persons as required by law. The people confined in the jail are here serving time for crimes for which they have been convicted, awaiting trial for crimes they have been charged, awaiting transfer to other county facilities or transfer to the state prison system. In keeping with the philosophy of the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office, convicted prisoners are sentenced to jail as punishment, not for punishment, and will be treated in such a manner as to provide maximum security without undue discomfort. All inmates are treated in a humane and courteous manner without regard to personal prejudices and feelings. We strive to be firm, fair, and consistent with all inmates and all inmates are treated with dignity and respect. It is the goal of the Hawkins County Jail is to protect and maintain the peace and security of the community.
The Corrections Division is comprised of 44 employees divided into two sections, the Administrative Section and the Operations Section. The Administrative Section consist of training, classification, work release, day reporting, visitation, court services, medical section and all inmate programs. The Operations Section covers the day to day operations and kitchen.
Lieutenant Butch Gallion is the Jail Administrator.
First Sergeant Armstrong is the Assistant Jail Administrator, who oversees the Operations Section.
First Sergeant Carter is the Assistant Jail Administrator, who oversees the Administrative Section.