Claiborne County Jail – New Tazewell, TN

Claiborne County Jail is located in Claiborne County, TN and is the jail for the area. Are you looking for somebody locked up in Claiborne County Jail? This guide gives you information about everything one might want to know about Claiborne County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Claiborne County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And everything else.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to give you all the information and advice that you’ll need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any tips or comments that could be beneficial to others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Claiborne County Jail
P.O. Box 318
New Tazewell, TN 37879

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 423-626-3121
Fax Number:

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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 want to locate them?

Has somebody that has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to find out who is in jail at Claiborne County Jail you have to click on their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Claiborne County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you can get info for anybody booked or released within the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can get their arrest information quicker if you’ve got their first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for is incarcerated at a different jail you can check the other Tennessee county jails in our Tennessee County Jail Guide: Tennessee County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photograph, is the picture taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. They take one face photo and a profile photo. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the pictures, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be seen on the website, or you can see them in person at the Claiborne County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to input the person’s first and last name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot erased from the Claiborne County Jail website? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

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


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re incarcerated, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount is set by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to agree to go to your court date, and until then you won’t be permitted to go out of town.

Typically, a prisoner will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will be required to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you may be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the seriousness of your crime. You will need to pay ten percent of the total that was determined in order for you to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you must call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know 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 never a fun thing, but thankfully, its very simple to do. To start with, you have to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you can’t get a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Claiborne County

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Released on 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 the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you have to answer some questions, like what is your full name, your address, birth date and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you make a telephone call in order to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, please tell us how it happened. How long did it take to get through intake? How were you treated? Can you share any secrets that might help others make it through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes from 10 minutes to many hours. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if the magistrate must determine the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a discharge date, you should plan to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must start a jail sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself in. For a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they find one, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s 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

In order to have visitors, inmates need to list information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s information will be put into a log of approved visitors for the inmate. Every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
The Claiborne County Jail visitation procedures change often, so it would be wise to visit the official site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are usually more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 423-626-3121

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be mailed using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of delivery. You have to print the person’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and examined by the staff, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Claiborne County Jail:

Claiborne County Jail
P.O. Box 318
New Tazewell, TN 37879

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Claiborne County Jail
P.O. Box 318
New Tazewell, TN 37879


The mail policy can change, so be sure to visit the the Claiborne County Jail website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have particular rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to have a friend or family member locate an attorney for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the complicated court system in your county. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better your chances.

For more info on this subject, read our guide: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are members of the Tennessee State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. They are comprised of a court case file containing a docket and each of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case with the Claiborne County website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Claiborne County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents from your court case are held at Claiborne County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs associated with your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Claiborne County magistrate is the judge that will preside over your case. They do different functions, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with the defendant’s background information and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will take into account when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you can request to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you can go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service and 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 could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, just access the Claiborne County jail website, and search using:

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

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the Claiborne County court website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Bear in mind 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 their arrest date, contact the Claiborne County jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access sex offenders online, but bear in mind that you can’t get the actual address, rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and all documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records online, or at the Claiborne County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from any other state. Go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

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

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, usually will not be able to find out if they has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Claiborne County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Claiborne County jail is very scary, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. After breakfast, participate 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 Claiborne 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 Claiborne 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 jail inmates is always changing, so check the official website before you send money to an inmate.

    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 Claiborne County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Claiborne 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 Claiborne 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 locked up in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If so, then you should write your review about it. Write down what you experienced so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can write in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? How did you get along with 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 make friends in jail? Are you trying to throw a shout out to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Post a message to someone at Claiborne County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Claiborne County Jail Website
    Claiborne County Jail Inmate Search
    View Claiborne County Jail Mugshots
    Claiborne County Jail Bail Link

    Claiborne County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Claiborne County Jail Mail Policy
    Claiborne County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Claiborne County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Claiborne County Jail Arrests
    Claiborne County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Claiborne County Jail Employment


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  1. Piper says:

    I have been made aware that the Claiborne county jail is holding in the unsanitary drunk tank an inmate who has medical issues; sleep apnea requiring a c-pap machine. This inmate in non violent and not drunk. There has to be an alternative to housing this and other inmates with such medical needs without necessitating their being in a generally solitary environment, and when not in solitude, an environment contaminated with a drunk’s vomit????

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