Franklin County Jail – Winchester, TN

Franklin County Jail is located in Franklin County and is the correctional facility for that region. Looking for someone in Franklin County Jail? This site tells you all about anything related to Franklin County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate at Franklin County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Franklin County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you advice and information you need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any feedback or comments that might help others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Franklin County Jail
420 Wilton Circle
Winchester, TN 37398

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 931-962-0123
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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 want to locate them?

Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

To find out who is in jail at Franklin County Jail you will need to navigate to their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Franklin County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you can get information on anyone arrested and booked or discharged in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get the information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one is in a different jail you can look here: Other Jails in Tennessee


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing picture, is a photo that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a side-view photo. Your name and jail booking number will be on the pictures, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Franklin County Jail prisoners can be viewed on the Franklin County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Franklin County Jail. When viewing online you will have to put in the inmate’s first and last name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot taken off of the Franklin County Jail website? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are locked up, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you are required not to go out of town.

In most cases, inmates will be given time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to return to jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you may be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was set in order for you to bail out of jail. If you miss court, that person will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the Franklin County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, it’s easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman might request to use your personal assets as collateral.

To talk to a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Franklin County Jail

Have you ever used the services of Bail Bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, will answer some simple questions, like what is your full name, address, birth date and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will get to use the phone in order to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If so, please tell us how it happened. How long did it take to get through intake? What was you treatment like? Can you share any secrets that will help others get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process can take between 15 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get released. How quickly you get discharged might depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the judge still needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and have a date of your release, plan to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, you should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they find one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring approved items when you go to jail, such as your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be entered in a Visiting log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies can change, so visit the official site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are typically pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls may be limited or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 931-962-0123

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent via US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of delivery. Clearly print the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t mail a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail will be opened and read and examined by staff, and will be returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Franklin County Jail
420 Wilton Circle
Winchester, TN 37398

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Franklin County Jail
420 Wilton Circle
Winchester, TN 37398


The Franklin County Jail mail policy changes frequently, so you should double check the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the complicated court system in your county. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click here: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. Public Defenders are real attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records contain a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents and motions filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records with the Franklin County website, or by going to the Franklin County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are available at Franklin County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that presides on your court case. Magistrates do a number of different things, which include determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will consider when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, their family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Remember you are allowed to ask to receive a copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you can correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date that you are supposed to report to 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 incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply just query the Franklin County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry online or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is in the public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be a court order. You can find these by contacting the Franklin County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

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 of a sex offense. You are able to view sex offenders on the internet, but remember that you won’t see the actual address, just the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and all of the documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access your court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal history. These state databases are all connected so you can track criminal histories from other states. Go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t find if someone has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the Franklin County courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your account may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Franklin County,the Franklin County 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

    Everyone knows that spending time in the Franklin County jail is no fun, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. After 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 Franklin 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 Franklin 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 jail inmates is always changing, so be sure to review the site 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 Franklin County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Franklin 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 Franklin 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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 a prisoner in this jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If you have, then we would like you to tell us about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Trying to reconnect with somebody you met when you were locked up? Post a message to them below.

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