Bledsoe County Jail – Pikeville, TN

Bledsoe County Jail is in Bledsoe County, Tennessee and is the jail for the region. Know someone in Bledsoe County Jail? This page will tell you all about anything a person needs to know about Bledsoe County Jail,like: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to give you all the information that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it, and any feedback or comments that would be a benefit to others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Bledsoe County Jail
128 Frazier Street
Pikeville, TN 37367

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (423) 447-2197
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and want to find out where they are?

Has a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Bledsoe County Jail you have to visit their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Bledsoe County Jail Inmate Search is a list of people who are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to find the same information on anyone arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get the information more quickly if you enter the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one may be at a different jail you should check our Tennessee county jail guide: Tennessee County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake photograph, is a picture that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a profile picture. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the photos, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Bledsoe County Jail prisoners are on the website, or you can see them at the Bledsoe County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to put in the inmate’s first and last name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot erased from the Bledsoe County Jail site? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are incarcerated, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount is determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and until that day you are not allowed to go out of town.

In most cases, a prisoner in the Bledsoe County Jail are given time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. You will have to go back to jail every day after work, or you could get to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay is determined by how serious your charges are. You will need to post 10 percent of the total set before you can bail out of jail. If you miss your court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the Bledsoe County Jail. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Bledsoe County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, its easy. First of all, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman may request to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Bledsoe County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Released For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full legal name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process can take anywhere between 15 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will be released. It also might depend on whether you have a cash bond or if a judge still needs to decide on your bail amount. For a minor charge, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, expect to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, you really should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail processing area, and let them know that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they find one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you aren’t late. Only bring required items when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or your ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must provide information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will be put into a Visiting log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so you should visit the jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are typically pricier than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated completely.

The Bledsoe County Jail phone number is: (423) 447-2197

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of delivery. You have to write or type the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail is opened and examined and read by staff, and will be returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Bledsoe County Jail, use this address:

Bledsoe County Jail
128 Frazier Street
Pikeville, TN 37367

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Bledsoe County Jail
128 Frazier Street
Pikeville, TN 37367


The Bledsoe County Jail mail policy changes, so be sure to check the official website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer for you. You might be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the complicated legal system in your county. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about how to find a lawyer, click here: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law in Tennessee.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They are comprised of a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents and motions filed in the case. You can access the records and documents in your court case with the online service, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs associated with your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Bledsoe County court magistrate is the person who presides on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, like setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include your background information and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will consider when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, their family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Remember you are able to ask to receive your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and make sure that you correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or given a date that you must report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can just visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants online or you are able to call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access these listings on the website, but keep in mind that you will not see the actual address, just the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a court case file that includes a docket and all documents filed in your case. You can access your court records on their website, or at the Bledsoe County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of people’s criminal past. These state databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally won’t discover if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your story could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Bledsoe County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Bledsoe County Jail is no fun, eventually you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. You should expect a wake-up alarm at 6:00AM, and then roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Bledsoe County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Bledsoe County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending money to Bledsoe County Jail inmates can change, so you should visit the the Bledsoe County Jail website before you send any funds.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Bledsoe County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Bledsoe County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Bledsoe County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner at Bledsoe County Jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Bledsoe County Jail?

    If you have, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write down what you experienced so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you could write in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to throw a shout out to someone you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Throw a shoutout to people still locked up at Bledsoe County Jail


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