Cannon County Jail – Woodbury, TN

Cannon County Jail is located in Cannon County, TN and is the correctional facility for that region. Looking for somebody incarcerated at Cannon County Jail? This site tells you about anything related to Cannon County Jail,such as: Find an inmate at Cannon County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Court records. And much much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to give you information and advice you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any feedback or comments that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Cannon County Jail
110 Alexander Drive
Woodbury, TN 37190

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (615) 563-5934
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and don’t know how to contact them?

Has somebody that has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

In order to search who is in jail at Cannon County Jail you should go to their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Cannon County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes custody status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you can get the same information for anybody who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to find their arrest information more quickly if you enter your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one might be in another jail you should check our guide to other Tennessee jails: Tennessee County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake picture, is a photograph that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your full name and intake number will be in the pictures, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be viewed on the Cannon County Jail website, or you can see them at the Cannon County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to input the person’s legal name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken off of the Cannon County Jail site? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are in jail, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail will be set by the magistrate. If no bail is set this can 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 promise to be in court on your court date, and you will not be permitted to leave the area.

In most cases, an inmate can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you may have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to be released from jail pending trial. Your bail amount is determined by the seriousness of your crime. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total that was determined in order for you to bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but usually, its easy. First, find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just don’t have the money, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in these cases require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to find a bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • 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:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, must answer some simple questions, such as what is your full legal name, address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If so, please tell your story. How long did it take to get through intake? How were you treated? Can you share any secrets that will help other people that get arrested make it through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process takes anywhere from 15 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on if you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge has to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a release date, you should plan to be discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if there is one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Just bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s names will go in a log of visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors has to provide identification. Any visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Cannon County Jail are always changing, so make sure that you review the jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are usually more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must 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, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: (615) 563-5934

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be mailed using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of delivery. You must print the name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and read by the jail officers, and will be sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Cannon County Jail is:

Cannon County Jail
110 Alexander Drive
Woodbury, TN 37190

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Cannon County Jail
110 Alexander Drive
Woodbury, TN 37190


The inmate mail policy at Cannon County Jail changes, so visit the official website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have rights, one of these being that you have the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative find an attorney when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and guide you through the legal system in Cannon County. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on how to find a lawyer, go to: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are real lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records are comprised of a court case file containing a docket and each of the motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You can access your court records with the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents associated with your case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Cannon County court magistrate is the judge who presides over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, which include setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include background information and information about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will review when determining a sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some cases the victim. Remember you are able to request to receive your own copy of the report before sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be taken into custody 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 in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To find this out just query the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can access court records on the Cannon County jail website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Cannon County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are in the public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, like a court order. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Cannon County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to see sex offenders on the internet, but remember that you won’t find the exact address, rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a case file that contains a docket and all filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access your court records online, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of people’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked and you can track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to the Cannon County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not find if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Cannon County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Cannon County jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required 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 Cannon 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 Cannon 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 rules for sending funds to inmates is always changing, so it would be best to visit the the Cannon 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 Cannon County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Cannon 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 Cannon 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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 an inmate at Cannon County Jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If so, then please tell us about it. Write down your jail experience because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in what you write:

    • Conditions in Cannon County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Cannon County Jail? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Speak Your Mind

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to throw a shout out to somebody you met when you were locked up? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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