Brown County Sheriff’s Office
55 State Rd. 46 East
Nashville, Indiana 47448
Telephone - 812-988-6655
Fax – 812-988-8859
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Our Sheriff - Rick D. Followell
Brown County Sheriff, Rick D. Followell was elected to his first four year term in 2011. He brings to the citizens of this world famous county, 21 years of professional law enforcement experience all of which has been in Brown County. As the highest-ranking law enforcement official in Brown County, Sheriff Followell believes that the way to build trust between members of the Sheriff's Department, other government and social agencies, and most important the community, is to make sure that all department employees are well trained, highly motivated, and informed.
Chief Deputy -Jeff Deckard
Deputy, Jeff Deckard has a 36 year distinguished law enforcement career
and is retired from the Indiana State Police. His knowledge and
experience will be a great asset to the Brown County Sheriff's
Department. His professionalism and dedication is well documented and
his community involvement especially in the Brown County Schools will
help students to build trust and respect in county law enforcement.
Chief Deputy Deckard will introduce new programs to insure all
department personnel reflect a positive image within the community.
Jail Commander: Tony Sciscoe
Historic Brown County
The historic and rustic hills of Brown County covers 320 square miles, 16 miles east to west, 20 miles north to south and is home to 15,242 residents. The Brown County State Park is the largest state park in America and attracts over a million visitors from around the world annually. Brown County has the highest concentration of forested land of any of Indiana's 92 counties with 90% coverage. Tourism is the largest industry in the county. Simple quality of life is why people choose to live in Brown County. Columbus to the east and Bloomington to west provide the majority of jobs for the citizens of the county. Nashville is home to a variety of unique shops and hospitality establishments. The Sheriff's Department has a great working relationship with the Nashville Police Department and together the two have played an important part in preserving the historical heritage of Brown County Indiana.
The Brown County Indiana Jail Information
55 State Road 46 East
Nashville, IN 47448.
Jail Commander: Tony Sciscoe
To visit Male inmates you must come Monday, Wednesday or Friday between the hours of 2:00pm - 3:00pm or 6:00pm - 7:00pm.
To visit Female inmates you must come Monday, Wednesday or Friday between the hours of 3:00pm - 4:00pm or 7:00pm - 8:00pm. All inmates are limited to 1 hour visitation once a week.
Read the provided information carefully as it contains valuable information about an inmates stay at the jail facility.
If you come into the jail facility to visit an inmate you and the inmate are subject to the following policies:
If there is reasonable suspicion of visitor processed contraband while on county Sheriff's Department property, they will be asked to submit to reasonable search or else be denied visitation. If any visitor brings contraband into the jail facility they will be subject to arrest and prosecution in accordance with Indiana Law. Future visitation privileges will be denied pending vindication of charges.
Visitors must be 18 years of age or older and have a valid ID. Visitors under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a legal guardian with a valid ID.
Money orders for inmate commissary phone card privileges, personal hygiene items, snacks and other privileges can be sent by postal service or delivered in person. All funds must be received by 4:00 pm on Tuesday each week. Commissary is ordered on Wednesday and distributed on Thursday each week. Telephones are available in each cellblock and outgoing calls are either collect or by commissary issued phone cards. All telephone conversations are subject to monitoring and recording.
The Brown County jail provides limited medical health care and checkups by a contracted medical treatment organization during incarceration. If an inmate needs medical attention it is their responsibility to inform the jail staff and submit a medical request form explaining the medical situation being experienced. Qualified medical personnel will evaluate the inmate situation. If emergency medical attention is required it will be provided for quickly. If the medical situation is not an emergency, they will be seen by the Doctor during normal hours.
All medical, dental, optical attention and all prescription and over counter medication will be reimbursed back to the Brown County Sheriff's Department from the inmate's account at the following rates:
No inmate will be denied medical attention due to insufficient funds at the time.
During incarceration all inmates will be afforded educational opportunities in drug & alcohol abuse treatment, life skills training and social interactions consulting to better equip them to handle daily life situations. Inmates are treated fairly and justly according to Indiana laws. Our dedication to making sure each inmate has the opportunity to become a valuable member of their community after release from jail is part of our mission to provide a safe, secure and humane facility for inmates, staff and the community in accordance with the Indiana jail standards
Information on Community Corrections Programs and work release qualification can be obtained at the Brown County Sheriff's Department by calling 812-988-6655.
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