Dyer County Jail – Dyersburg, TN

Dyer County Jail is in Dyer County, TN and is the main jail for that area. Are you looking for someone at Dyer County Jail? This guide will tell you information about everything you might need to know about Dyer County Jail,like the following: Find an inmate at Dyer County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court information. And much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you advice and information that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a question, feel free to ask it, and please leave any tips or comments that could help others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Dyer County Jail
401 East Cedar Street
Dyersburg, TN 38024

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (731) 285-2802
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and want to find out where they are?

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

In order to look up who is in jail at Dyer County Jail you will have to navigate to their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Dyer County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. You can get the same information about anybody processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate their arrest information faster if you enter their first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one may be in another county jail you can check the other Tennessee county jails in our Tennessee County Jail Guide: List of all jails in Tennessee


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake picture, is the photo taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one and a side picture. Your full name and booking number will be in the mugshot, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen online, or you can go in person to the Dyer County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to enter the prisoner’s full name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot erased from the Dyer County Jail website? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. You will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are incarcerated, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to agree to show up for court, and you can’t leave the area.

Usually, an inmate can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by how serious your charges are. Someone you know will need to pay 10 percent of the total that was set in order for you to be released from jail. If you miss court, that person will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the Dyer County Jail. If you have all the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the Dyer County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, it’s really easy if you have the money. First of all, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be discharged. 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 don’t have the money, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and usually with a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Dyer County Jail

Have you ever had to use 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 for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • 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 process is made up of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You will answer a number of questions, such as your legal name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please share your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? How were you treated? Do you know any tips that will help other people that get arrested make it through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process can take between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you can get out of jail. It also will depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond or if the judge has to decide on how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the release date, plan to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you need to start your sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if there is one, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you aren’t late. Only bring approved items when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or your ID, prescription medication, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be put into a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. All visitors will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so make sure that you visit the jail site before you visit an inmate.

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 generally more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges might get cut back or cut altogether.

The Dyer County Jail phone number is: (731) 285-2802

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. Clearly write or type the name, prisoner number, and jail address on the envelope. Do not send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail gets opened and read and examined by staff, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Dyer County Jail
401 East Cedar Street
Dyersburg, TN 38024

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Dyer County Jail
401 East Cedar Street
Dyersburg, TN 38024


The Dyer County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so we suggest that you review the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these being that you have the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the legal system in your county. The faster you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. Court records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and all documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You can access the records and documents in your court case with the online service, or at the Dyer County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Dyer County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents related to your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that will preside over your case in court. They do different functions, which include setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with background information and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will consider when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you can ask to get a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to visit the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access court records on the Dyer County jail website or call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can find these by going to the Dyer County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these listings on the website, but remember that you will not be able to see the actual address, but rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access your court records on the website, or at the Dyer County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of someone’s criminal past. These databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not find if that person has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Dyer County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in Dyer County Jail is very scary, soon you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. After breakfast, participate 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 Dyer 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 Dyer County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The procedure to send funds to inmates at Dyer County Jail can change, so review the official website when 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Dyer County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Dyer 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 Dyer 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 locked up at Dyer County Jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

    If so, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write down your experience because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you can include in what you write:

    • Conditions in Dyer County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Dyer County Jail? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Dyer County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Post a message to them below.

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