Carroll County Jail – Huntingdon, TN

Carroll County Jail is located in Carroll County, TN and is the main jail for the region. Do you know someone incarcerated at Carroll County Jail? This guide gives you all about everything related to Carroll County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Carroll County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give info that you’ll 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 feedback or comments that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Carroll County Jail
200 Norandal Drive
Huntingdon, TN 38344

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (731) 986-1905
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and need to locate them?

Has somebody who’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to search who’s in jail at Carroll County Jail you have to click on their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Carroll County Jail Inmate Search has information on people who are in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. You can find information about anyone arrested and booked or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can get their arrest information more quickly if you have the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for might be at another county jail you should check the other Tennessee county jails in our Tennessee County Jail Guide: Other Jails in Tennessee


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photograph, is the picture that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one and a profile photo. Your name and intake number will be on the pictures, and they’re stored at the jail.

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Mugshots of inmates can be found on the website, or you can see them in person at the Carroll County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to input the prisoner’s full name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot removed from the Carroll County Jail site? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about getting out. After booking, a bail amount will be determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you must agree to be there for your court date, and until that date you can’t leave town.

In most cases, prisoners in the Carroll County Jail will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to return to the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you may have the chance to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on how serious your crime is. Someone you know will need to post 10% of the amount that was determined in order to be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, the person that paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the Carroll County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it’s easy if you have the money. First, you need to know if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t take a check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and usually charge a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman might require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

If you need a bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Carroll County

Have you ever used a bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • 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 procedure takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will answer a bunch of questions, like your full legal name, home address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, please tell your story. How long did you have to wait? Were you treated fairly? Can you share any tips that could help other people get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process will take anywhere between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the faster you will get discharged from jail. It also can depend on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if a judge needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the date of your release, expect to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell them that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance. Your visitors will go in a log of visitors for the requesting inmate. Each visitor has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
The Carroll County Jail visitation procedures change often, so we suggest that you check the official site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: (731) 986-1905

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent using US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write or type the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and inspected and read by the officers at the jail, and will get returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Carroll County Jail
200 Norandal Drive
Huntingdon, TN 38344

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Carroll County Jail
200 Norandal Drive
Huntingdon, TN 38344


The mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to check the official Carroll County Jail site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have rights, the first of which is your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the court system in your county. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about this subject, visit: How to Find a Lawyer in Carroll County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. Public Defenders are licensed lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law in Tennessee.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

All 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 include a court case file with a docket and all motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You are able to access court records with the online service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Carroll County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records associated with your case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are all costs from your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge who presides on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, like setting bail, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about your background and information about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining the sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim. Bear in mind you are allowed to ask to have a copy of the report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to go to the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the Carroll County court website or call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Carroll County jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view this information online, but you should know that you can’t get the street address, but rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file that includes a docket and any documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access the court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal past. These online databases are all linked so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t discover if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your account could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Carroll County,the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Carroll County Jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm at 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Carroll 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 Carroll 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 funds to inmates at Carroll County Jail is always changing, so you should double check the official website before you send any money.

    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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Carroll County Jail

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

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You 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 an inmate at Carroll County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If your answer is yes, then please write your review about it. Write down what you experienced so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can write in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Carroll County Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

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

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to get in touch with a person you met in jail? Write your message below.

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


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  1. joyce b says:

    ha billy l this is your favorite mother in law love you

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