Blount County Jail – Maryville, TN

Blount County Jail is located in Blount County, Tennessee and is the correctional facility for the county. Know someone locked up in Blount County Jail? This page tells you all about everything you might need to know about Blount County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate at Blount County Jail. How to view Blount County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Blount County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And lots more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you advice and information you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask them, and any comments or feedback that would be a benefit to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Blount County Jail
920 East Lamar Alexander Parkwa
Maryville, TN 37804

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (865) 273-5245
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and need to contact them?

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to search who’s in jail at Blount County Jail you will have to click on their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Blount County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of persons who have been arrested, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get info about anybody booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information fast if you have the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member might be in another county jail you can look here: Other Jails in Tennessee


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photo, is the photograph that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. They take one and a profile photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the photos, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found on the website, or you can see them in person at the Blount County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to enter the prisoner’s first and last name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot erased from the Blount County Jail website? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After booking, a bail amount is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you must agree to be there for your court date, and until that day you won’t be permitted to go out of town.

In most cases, inmates can earn time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to return to jail every day after work, or you may be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to put up 10 percent of the total amount set so you can be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, that person will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it is really easy if you have the money. First of all, figure out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t take checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in most cases ask to use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

You can find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Blount County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, will answer a number of questions, like your full legal name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take anywhere between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will get discharged. It also depends on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if the magistrate needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the release date, you should plan to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you are not late. Just bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or state issued ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered into the visitors log for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor is required to provide proof of identification. Visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so you should visit the official jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are generally pricier than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the jail rules, phone calls might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: (865) 273-5245

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of delivery. Clearly write the person’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail is opened and read by the jail staff, and will be sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Blount County Jail is:

Blount County Jail
920 East Lamar Alexander Parkwa
Maryville, TN 37804

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Blount County Jail
920 East Lamar Alexander Parkwa
Maryville, TN 37804


The Blount County Jail mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to review the official Blount County Jail site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you have a friend or relative locate an attorney when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the legal system in your county. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

For more detailed information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read: How to Find an Attorney in Blount County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are actual attorneys who are admitted to the Tennessee State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law in Tennessee.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Blount County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They have a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions in your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records from your court case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs from your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that will preside over your case. Magistrates do several different things, which include setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, their family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you can ask to have a copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do so, you will have to visit the jail’s website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, like a court order. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Blount County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access these offenders on the internet, but remember that you can’t find the street address, just the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records on the website, or at the Blount County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal past. These databases are connected and you can track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to the Blount County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history 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, which can include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not see if they has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you call the courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Blount County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Blount County jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Expect an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have to 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 Blount 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 Blount 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 procedure to send money to someone in jail might change, so be sure to review the official Blount County Jail site when 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 Blount County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Blount 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 Blount County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must 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 Blount County Jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?

    If so, then please leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your experience because other people will know what to expect.

    What to write in your review:

    • Conditions in Blount County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Blount County Jail

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    Did you make friends in jail? Need to find a person you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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