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Tennessee Code Title 41. Correctional Institutions and Inmates § 41-4-103

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(a) In addition to convicts sentenced to imprisonment in the county jail, the jail is used as a prison for the safekeeping or confinement of the following persons:

(1) Persons committed for trial for public offenses;

(2) Inmates sentenced to imprisonment in the penitentiary, until their removal to the penitentiary;

(3) Persons committed for contempt or on civil process;

(4) Persons committed on failure to give security for their appearance as witnesses in any criminal cases;

(5) Persons charged with or convicted of a criminal offense against the United States;

(6) Insane persons, pending transfer to a hospital for the insane or other disposition;  and

(7) All other persons committed to the jail by authority of law.

(b) The jailer may perform evaluations of the persons listed in subdivisions (a)(1)-(7) for purposes of classification, management, care, control and cell assignment.

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