The Kingsport City Jail is a state certified holding facility, falling under the rules and regulation of the Tennessee Corrections Institute.The jail is inspected annually by a State of Tennessee Detention Facilities Specialist to ensure that the facility and staff are meeting the requisite criteria.Corrections Officers are responsible for booking, processing, and securing individuals who are arrested by Kingsport Police Officers until they are released or transferred to another facility.
Jill Mashburn launched her career in corrections at the Northeast Correctional Complex in Mountain City, Tennessee in 1996. She began employment at the Kingsport City Jail the following year. She served consistently, and with distinction, as a Kingsport Police Department Corrections Officer for over two decades. In August 2019, she was promoted to the position of Jail Administrator and currently supervises eight Corrections Officers and oversees all Kingsport City Jail operations.