Built in 1994, the Anderson County Detention Facility serves Anderson County as well as the cities of Clinton, Oak Ridge, Rocky Top, Norris, and Oliver Springs. It also serves the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, the Tennessee Valley Authority Police, and area park authorities.
The facility can hold a total population of 565 inmates. The facility has 88 full-time Corrections Deputies with three contracted nurses who work a rotating 24 hour on call schedule. There are three full-time maintenance engineers and two Kitchen Deputies on staff who plan and oversee preparation of approximately 363,000 meals annually.