Detention Center / Workhouse

Detention CenterThe Greene County Detention Center, located on Depot Street in Greeneville was built in 1987 and was constructed to house 152 inmates. The average population of the jail varies from 200 to 240 inmates. As a result of the overcrowding of this facility a new Greene County Workhouse was constructed and became operational on May 12, 2002. This facility houses up to 276 minimum security inmates including those who are on work release and the Bureau of Prisons work release program. The Detention Center remains operational and is used to house convicted felons, medium security prisoners, pre-trial detainees, and Federal Inmates.

Jail Administrator

Roger Willett


John Key

Corrections Officers Four Shift Lieutenants, Four Shift Sergeants and seventy-four corrections officers. Some of these officers are assigned to the Workhouse. Additionally, some officers are considered Support Staff.
Medical Staff The medical staff consists of Dr. Matthews and three full time Nurses.
Transport There is one part time Transport officer.
Courthouse Security There are officers assigned to courthouse security and security officers for Sessions, Criminal, Chancery and Circuit Court.
Food Service There are full time cooks that prepare meals for the inmates; three meals a day, seven days a week.
Maintenance There is one officer assigned to jail maintenance and inmate labor is used for assistance.