The Roane County Sheriff's Office provides comprehensive information about inmates detained in the Roane County Detention Facility. The Sheriff's Office updates inmate information every hour; detainees do not appear on the list once released.
The general public may use the Roane County Sheriff's Office website to look up Roane County inmates by name. The Web service does not provide a search engine for inmate listings, but makes information about each inmate available through an alphabetical list. To find a specific inmate, you must know the inmate's last name, as the listing results are categorized by the first letter of each inmate's last name.
The Roane County Sheriff's Office provides information about each inmate including the intake date, arresting agency, race, sex and a description of the charges assessed. The Sheriff's Office website states that inclusion in the inmate list does not necessarily indicate guilt. As of June 2015, The Roane County Detention Facility houses 168 inmates: 125 males and 41 females.
The Roane County Sheriff's Office features a comprehensive list of inmate-intake press releases; each press release contains additional information about the individuals detained and the charges levied against them. Individuals who wish to find this information must correlate an inmate's intake date with the press release posted on that day.