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The Brown County Jail is located in Nashville, Indiana. The Brown County Sheriff’s Department manages and operates this facility. 

The Brown County Jail, inmates normally reside in Brown County. The law enforcement agencies in and around the County include, sheriff's office, police U.S. Marshals, and sheriff’s, work closely with the Brown County Jail.

While being cost effective, the mission of the Brown County Jail is to provide the inmates with all the tools they need through their numerous programs and services they have to offer. 

In the way that this jail operates surpasses state and national standards

Brown County Jail - General Information

Facility Name: Brown County Jail
Facility Type: County Jail
Address: 39 North Van Buren, Nashville, IN, 47448
Phone: 812-988-6655
City: Nashville
Postal Code: 47448
State: Indiana
County: Brown County
Official Website:

Sending a Mail/Care Package

The Brown County Jail Inmates can receive written letters from their friends and family. For safety reasons, all letters are checked by jail staff upon arrival. The jail staff will pass the mail out to the correct inmates after the staff checks the mail. 

There are of numerous things you should not send when sending items to the prison along with your letter. Here is the list below: 

•    String
•    Metal
•    Plastic
•    Confetti
•    stamps
•    Gang Related Items
•    Glitter
•    Ribbons
•    Polaroids
•    Lipstick/Lip Gloss/Chapstick
•    Music Cards
•    Writing Paper
•    Envelopes
•    Pens
•    Pencils
•    Perfume
•    Photographs Bigger than 5x7” 

The Brown County Jail inmates can receive magazines, newspapers and paperback books. These items will need to be sent straight to the prison from the bookstore or publisher. Hardcover and used books are not allowed. If a used or hardcover book is sent, it will be sent back to the sender. 

The Brown County Jail mailing address is: 

Brown County Jail
39 North Van Buren, Nashville, IN, 47448

Sending Money

In order to make purchases from the commissary, the inmates at the Brown County Jail will need money. You are allowed to send a cashier’s check or a money order straight to the Brown County Jail, if you would like to fund an inmate's account. You will have to make the money payable to the inmate's name. 

At the following address you can also drop the money orders or cashier’s checks off at the jail: 

Brown County Jail
39 North Van Buren, Nashville, IN, 47448

You will need to make sure you have a return address on the envelope if you decide to send checks or money orders by mail. Money orders will take a few days to be deposited into the inmate’s bank account. 

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Phone calls

The Brown County Jail inmates are not allowed to receive phone calls from their family or friends. Although, during their phone time, inmates are allowed to make phone calls to their friends and family. The inmates are limited to 15-minute calls. The call will be disconnected when the 15 minutes is up. 

Calling features such as three-way calling and call forwarding are not allowed for the inmates to use. Immediately, the call will be terminated if an inmate is caught using these features. and disciplinary action will be taken up against the inmate. 

The Brown County Jail inmate are allowed to make only collect calls. Inmates are only permitted to call those who have a landline. Those who only have cell phones won't t be able to take these collect calls. The individual that is receiving the collect call is the one responsible for any and all charges from this call. The Brown County Jail isn't responsible for any charges from any collect calls.


The Brown County Jail inmates do not have access to the internet. To communicate with friends and family, the inmates at the Brown County Jail do not have access to any electronic messaging systems that they can use. You will have to send an inmate a written letter to the address above if you would like to stay in touch with them.

Visiting Hours

Monday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Sunday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM

The visiting starts in first in, first out type of fashion. No new visitors will be allowed in 45 minutes before the end of the visit day. 45 minutes before the end of the visit day officers start escorting those who were first in out of the visitor room.

How Often Can I Visit?

If you would like to visit an inmate, you will need to contact the Brown County Jail at 812-988-6655. You can schedule a visitation appointment and get the visiting hours through them as well. 


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