Cumberland County Jail – Crossville, TN

Cumberland County Jail is in Cumberland County, TN and is the jail for the county. Know somebody at Cumberland County Jail? This site will tell you about everything a person needs to know about Cumberland County Jail,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Cumberland County Jail? Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Cumberland County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you info you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it, and any tips or comments that would help others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Cumberland County Jail
90 Justice Drive
Crossville, TN 38555

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (931) 484-6176
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and want to find them?

Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to see who’s in jail at Cumberland County Jail you should navigate to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Cumberland County Jail Inmate Roster has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you can find the same information for anybody arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get the information fast if you’ve got their full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one is locked up at a different jail you will want to check our guide to other Tennessee jails: Other Jails in Tennessee


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking picture, is the photo that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and booking number will be on the pictures, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen on the Cumberland County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Cumberland County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to input the first and last name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot removed from the Cumberland County Jail website? This may not be possible, because 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 unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount will be determined by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and until that date you can’t leave town.

Usually, inmates are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to stay jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay depends on the seriousness of your crime. Someone will have to put up 10% of the amount that was determined so you are able to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for court, that person will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the Cumberland County Jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Cumberland County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, it’s really easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t accept a check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually 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 in these cases use assets as collateral.

To contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman for someone you know or yourself? 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
  • Work Release Programs
  • Released For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you 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, will answer some simple questions, like what is your full name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call so you can contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on if you have a cash bond amount or if the judge has to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and let them know that think that there is a warrant out 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 and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring approved items with you, such as your drivers license or state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be entered in a log of visitors for the requesting inmate. Every visitor has to provide proof of identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so make sure that you double-check the official Cumberland County Jail jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are generally more costly than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on 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 break the jail rules, phone calls might get cut back or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: (931) 484-6176

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be mailed using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of delivery. You have to print the person’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates is opened and examined by the officers at the jail, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Cumberland County Jail:

Cumberland County Jail
90 Justice Drive
Crossville, TN 38555

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Cumberland County Jail
90 Justice Drive
Crossville, TN 38555


The Cumberland County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so we suggest that you visit the the Cumberland County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the most important of which is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer for you. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the criminal justice system in your county. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer in Cumberland County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys that are admitted to the Tennessee State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Cumberland County court records are a matter of public record. Court records are comprised of a court case file with a docket sheet and all of the documents in your case. You have the ability to access court records with the website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records related to your court case are kept and available to you at Cumberland County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are all costs from your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that will preside over your case in court. Magistrate judges do different functions, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you are allowed to request to have a copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even 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 given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you should go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

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

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check court records on the website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is a matter of public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view this information online, but you should know that you will not be able to get the exact address, rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and all filings and documents filed in the case. You can access the court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal background. These online databases are all linked so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to the Cumberland County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, usually will not learn if that person has had any moving violations, like:

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

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you call the courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Cumberland County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in the Cumberland County jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Cumberland 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 Cumberland 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 money to Cumberland County Jail inmates is likely to change, so be sure to double check the the Cumberland County Jail website before you send funds 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 Cumberland County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Cumberland 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 Cumberland 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 spent any time in Cumberland County Jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever visited someone at Cumberland County Jail?

    If so, then you should leave a comment below about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in the review:

    • Conditions in Cumberland County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Want to throw a shout out to a person you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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