Cocke County Jail – Newport, TN

Cocke County Jail is located in Cocke County and is the main correctional facility for this county. Know somebody incarcerated at Cocke County Jail? This page gives you info about everything related to Cocke County Jail,such as: Find an inmate at Cocke County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to offer information that you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or feedback that might help other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Cocke County Jail
358 East Main Street
Newport, TN 37821

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (423) 623-9043
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and need to locate them?

Do you know somebody that has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to search who is in jail at Cocke County Jail you will need to click on their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Cocke County Jail Inmate Roster has information on people who have been arrested and are in jail, including status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you can find the same information for anybody arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to get the information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for may be at a different jail you can look here: Tennessee Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photo, is a photograph that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. They will take one and a side photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are on the Cocke County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Cocke County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to enter the inmate’s name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken down from the Cocke County Jail website? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, bail is set by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you must agree to show up for court, and until then you must not leave the county.

Usually, a prisoner in the Cocke County Jail will earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you may be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. Your bail amount is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone you know will need to put up ten percent of the total that was determined in order for you to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for court, the person that paid your bail won’t get the bail 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 must call the Cocke County Jail. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Cocke County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it’s simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you can’t get a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman may request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Cocke County Jail

Have you ever used the services of bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, 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
  • Released For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer a number of questions, such as what is your legal name, street address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be 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 get to make a telephone call to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged takes between 30 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the sooner you can get out of jail. It also will depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the magistrate must determine how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, you should expect to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell someone that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you are not late to report. Only bring required items when you go, like a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to provide each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will be entered in the log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
The Cocke County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so we suggest that you visit the official Cocke County Jail jail site before you go.

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 much more expensive than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated completely.

The Cocke County Jail phone number is: (423) 623-9043

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to print the name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail is opened and examined by the jail officers, and will be returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Cocke County Jail
358 East Main Street
Newport, TN 37821

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Cocke County Jail
358 East Main Street
Newport, TN 37821


The Cocke County Jail inmate mail policy is always changing, so be sure to double check the official Cocke County Jail site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the complicated court system. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, go to: How to Find an Attorney

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 access to investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

All court records are public records. Court records are comprised of a court case file with a docket and all documents in your case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case with the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Cocke County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records associated with your case are maintained at the Cocke County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your court case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, which include setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and information about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will review when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim. Remember that you can ask to see a copy of this report before sentencing, and make sure that you correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should access the Cocke County jail website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the court records online or call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Cocke County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be listed and registered 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 listings on the internet, but remember that you will not be able to see the exact address, rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

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

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Cocke County,the Sheriff 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

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in Cocke County Jail is no fun, in time you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. All inmates get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Cocke 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 Cocke County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The process for sending funds to someone in jail at Cocke County Jail is always changing, so it would be best to double check the site before you send funds to an inmate there.

    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 Cocke County Jail

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

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time at Cocke County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write down your experience because others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


    Click here to write your review of Cocke County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Click here to leave a comment

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to say wassup to a person you met in jail? Write your message below.

    Post a message to people still locked up at Cocke County Jail


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  1. Kalyssa k. says:

    Please tell Jackie G. that kalyssa and his son jaxson love him and miss him more than anything :) we love u daddy

  2. Kimberly M says:

    Please tell Trinity James N that me and Kybug Love him, and we always pray for him! Please tell him that his little Kybug always asked about him, and misses him! And momma misses him too!

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