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Metro Detention Facility (MDF)

Physical Address: 5115 Harding Place, Nashville, TN 37211


Metro Detention Facility (MDF)

Mailing Address: Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, PO Box 196383, Nashville, TN 37219-6383

Facility Administrator: Ruby Joyner email:

Phone: 615-862-8269
Capacity: 1,348
Security Status: Medium-Maximum


The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office assumed the management of the Metro Detention Facility (MDF) in October of 2020. This facility serves as a transfer facility for offenders entering the prison system. While the facility can accommodate convicted males and females, only males are housed here at this time.

The MDF provides a variety of individualized educational, spiritual, and rehabilitative programs for prisoners that have two overarching goals: (1) to reduce recidivism rates, and (2) to create opportunities for prisoners to experience success before release, a win for them and the communities they will inevitably return to.  This is a maximum security facility for locally sentenced felons serving sentences of one to six years.


Inmate Commissary:

For inmates housed at MDF (formerly Core Civic), money orders go to:

Shaw Vending

Inmate Name and OCA

PO Box 101483

Nashville, TN 37224

Beginning 10-04-20, online deposits to commissary accounts can be made through