Coffee County Jail – Manchester, TN

Coffee County Jail is in Coffee County and is the main jail for that area. Do you know somebody locked up at Coffee County Jail? This guide gives you all about everything you might want to know about Coffee County Jail,like: Find an inmate at Coffee County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And much much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give information and tips that you need to make the process less stressfull. If you have a question, feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Coffee County Jail
300 Hillsboro Blvd.
Manchester, TN 37355

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (931) 728-3591
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and need to find them?

Has someone who has been arrested and you want to locate them?

In order to see who is in jail at Coffee County Jail you should visit their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Coffee County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including current status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can find info about anyone processed or released within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to get the information faster if you’ve got their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be at another jail you should check the other Tennessee county jails in our Tennessee County Jail Guide: Other Jails in Tennessee


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photograph, is a photograph that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be on the mugshot, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched on the Coffee County Jail website, or you can view them at the Coffee County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to enter the person’s full name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken down from the Coffee County Jail website? This is difficult, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount is determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must agree to be in court on your court date, and until that date you are required not to leave the area.

Usually, inmates in the Coffee County Jail can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you may get to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay is determined by how serious your crime is. Someone you know will need to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for court, the person that paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the Coffee County Jail. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, its very simple to do. First of all, you need to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released to your care. 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 can’t afford it yourself, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman might use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a local bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

Have you ever had to find a Bail Bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, 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
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, have to answer a bunch of questions, like what is your legal name, street address, birth date and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did it take to get processed? Were you treated fairly? Can you share any tips that might help other people get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged will take anywhere between 15 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if a judge must figure out how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, expect to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell them that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if so, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you go, such as your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. Your visitors will go into the log for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors has to provide proof of identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Coffee County Jail frequently change, so it would be wise to review the jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are generally pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, phone calls could be reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: (931) 728-3591

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be mailed using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail delivery. You must print the person’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter. Do not mail a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail is opened and examined and read by the jail officers, and the mail will get returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Coffee County Jail is:

Coffee County Jail
300 Hillsboro Blvd.
Manchester, TN 37355

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Coffee County Jail
300 Hillsboro Blvd.
Manchester, TN 37355


The mail policy at Coffee County Jail changes, so you should visit the site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system in Coffee County. The faster you get an attorney working on your case, the better.

To read more about this subject, click here: How to Find an Attorney in Coffee County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender Office has access to investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are actual lawyers, admitted to the Tennessee State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Court records are public records. They contain a file with a docket and all of the documents that have been filed. You are able to access your court records with the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Coffee County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Coffee County court magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with information about your background and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim. Don’t forget that you should ask to have a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should go to the Coffee County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants online or you are able to call the court. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You can access this information on the internet, but keep in mind that you will not find the actual address, rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file that includes a docket and any of the documents filed in your court case. You are able to access the court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal past. These databases are connected so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. Go to the Coffee County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, usually will not be able to find out if that person has had any:

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

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the Coffee County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in Coffee County Jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00AM, and then roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will 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 Coffee 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 Coffee 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 someone in jail changes, so visit the official website when send funds to someone in jail 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Coffee County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Coffee 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 Coffee 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 incarcerated in Coffee County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?

    If yes, then please tell us about it. Tell us about your experience so that others will know what to expect.

    Things you could put in your review:

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


    Click here to write your review of Coffee County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about 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 meet some cool folks in jail? Need to say wassup to a person you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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