Coffee County Jail is Once Again State Certified

MANCHESTER, Tenn. — After losing its state certification due to overcrowding and understaffing in 2012, the Coffee County Jail in Manchester was recently re-certified by the Tennessee Corrections Institute (TCI), which establishes minimum standards for adult local jails, lock-ups, workhouses and detention facilities in the state. The new $20 million jail officially opened in May 2015 when it received its first inmates, and offers more than double the capacity of its predecessor.

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New Coffee County Jail to Start Accepting Inmates

MANCHESTER, Tenn. — A tentative move-in date for inmates to transfer to the nearly $20 million Coffee County Jail in Manchester is set for May 4. Construction crews are wrapping up interior concrete finishing work on the new jail while officials are moving items from the old jail.

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Coffee County Plans to Use Old Jail

MANCHESTER, Tenn. — A new jail in Coffee County, Tenn., is currently under construction. The $22 million project is slated to be complete in August 2014.

The new facility will feature an administrative building and two jail pods. These pods will have a unique design, each featuring a two-tiered open structure with dual-capacity rooms located on the edges of the pod on each level. Each pod will house 200 inmates, for a total maximum capacity of 400.

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