Gibson County Jail – Trenton, TN

Gibson County Jail is located in Gibson County, TN and is the main correctional facility for the county. Are you looking for somebody locked up at Gibson County Jail? This site tells you information about everything one might want to know about Gibson County Jail,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Gibson County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Gibson County court information. And lots more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to give you all the information that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Gibson County Jail
401 North College Street
Trenton, TN 38382

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (731) 855-1121
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and want to contact them?

Has a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Gibson County Jail you have to go to their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Gibson County Jail Inmate Search is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can get the same information about anybody who has been arrested or discharged in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to get their arrest information faster if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for might be at a different jail you should check our guide to other Tennessee jails: Other County Jails in Tennessee


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photograph, is a picture that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. They take one and a profile picture. Your full name and intake number will be on the photos, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are online, or you can view them at the Gibson County Jail. When viewing online you will have to input the legal name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot removed from the Gibson County Jail website? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail will be determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and until that date you won’t be allowed to leave the county.

Typically, an inmate will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to stay the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you could be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount depends on how serious your charges are. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was set so you can bail out of jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the Gibson County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Gibson County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, its easy if you have the money. To start with, figure out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bondsman may use assets as collateral for the bond.

You can find a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to find a bail bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, 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

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on 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 includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer some basic questions, such as what is your full legal name, street address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will get to use the telephone in order to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If so, please tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How did the guards treat you? Do you have any things that might help others get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process may take from 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will be released. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether you have a bond amount or if the judge still needs to figure out the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, you should expect to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell someone that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if so, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring required items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will go into a log of approved visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Gibson County Jail are always changing, so we suggest that you review the jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are a lot more costly than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep 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, your ability to use the phone may be limited or totally denied.

The Gibson County Jail phone number is: (731) 855-1121

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent using US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail delivery. You must write the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a box or package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail gets opened and read and inspected by the jail officers, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Gibson County Jail
401 North College Street
Trenton, TN 38382

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Gibson County Jail
401 North College Street
Trenton, TN 38382


The mail policy at Gibson County Jail changes often, so it would be best to double check the site when you send a letter.


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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, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you call them. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the court system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, go to: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Gibson County court records are public records. Court records have a file with a docket sheet and all of the documents that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access court records using the website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are available at Gibson County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that rules on your case. Magistrates do several different things, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you can request to see your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you should query the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants on the Gibson County jail website or you can call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as court orders. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Gibson County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as 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 tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these listings on the website, but remember that you can’t find the street address, but only the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file that contains a court docket and any of the documents filed in the case. You are able to access the court records on their website, or at the Gibson County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal history. These databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from other states. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

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

During a criminal records search, usually won’t be able to find out if that person has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Gibson County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Gibson County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in Gibson County Jail is no fun, in time you will get used to the daily routine there. You should expect a wake-up alarm at about 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. After breakfast, participate 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 Gibson 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 Gibson 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 rules for sending money to inmates is always changing, so we suggest that you review the the Gibson County Jail website when you send funds to an inmate there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Gibson County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Gibson 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 Gibson 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 at Gibson County Jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write down what you experienced so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can include in the review:

    • Conditions in Gibson County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Gibson County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to talk to a friend from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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