The Shelby County Jail is an accredited facility with the American Corrections Association. The average daily census for the two facilities for men and women is almost 3,000 inmates. Yearly bookings average 56,000.
Male inmates are housed in downtown Memphis at 201 Poplar Avenue. The women’s facility is in east Memphis at 6201 Haley Road.
The Chief Jailer and his staff provide continuous oversight of operations and daily expenses. Monthly and weekly meetings with unit managers track bookings, processing times and inmate program involvement.
The Shelby County Jail also houses an average of 70 juveniles per day who are being held for violent crimes.