Giles County Jail – Pulaski, TN

Giles County Jail is in Giles County, TN and is the primary correctional facility for that region. Are you looking for somebody locked up at Giles County Jail? This guide gives you about anything a person needs to know about Giles County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court records. And much much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give information and tips you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it, and any comments or feedback that could help others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Giles County Jail
200 Thomas Gatlin Drive
Pulaski, TN 38478

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (931) 363-3505
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has somebody who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

In order to find out who is in jail at Giles County Jail you should go to their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Giles County Jail Inmate List is an online list of persons who are in jail, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. Also, you can get information about anybody processed or released within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate their inmate information quicker if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member could possibly be at a different jail you should check the other Tennessee county jails in our Tennessee County Jail Guide: Tennessee County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photo, is a picture that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a profile picture. Your name and booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be stored.

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Mugshots of inmates can be found online, or you can see them in person at the Giles County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to put in the inmate’s legal name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken down from the Giles County Jail website? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the many different 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 the booking process, bail is determined by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that day you are not permitted to travel out of the county.

Typically, an inmate in the Giles County Jail are given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you might have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount set in order for you to get discharged from 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 have to call the jail. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, it’s easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, 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 their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will usually require that they use your personal assets as collateral.

To talk to a local bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bail bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • 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 procedure is made up of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You must answer some questions, such as your legal name, your address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will get to use the telephone so you can contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process will take anywhere from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will be released. How quickly you get discharged might depend on if you have a cash bond or if the judge has to figure out how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and are given a date of your release, you should expect to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to start your sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail processing area, and let them know that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they find one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be entered in a log of visitors for the inmate. All visitors is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Giles County Jail are always changing, so visit the official jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: (931) 363-3505

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. You have to clearly write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter. Don’t mail a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and read and inspected by the jail officers, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Giles County Jail
200 Thomas Gatlin Drive
Pulaski, TN 38478

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Giles County Jail
200 Thomas Gatlin Drive
Pulaski, TN 38478


The inmate mail policy at Giles County Jail changes, so double check the official Giles County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to get a friend or family member to find an attorney for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the complicated legal system. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

For more info on how to find an attorney, read: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

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

Court Records

Giles County court records are public records. They are comprised of a file containing a docket and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case with the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents associated with your court case are available at Giles County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs 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 will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Giles County magistrate is the person that will preside on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, such as setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim. Don’t forget you are able to ask to have a copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you are required to go 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 some you know is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can you should access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the Giles County jail website or you can call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Giles County jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are in the public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these listings on the internet, but you should know that you can’t get the precise address, but rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket and all of the documents filed in your case. You are able to access court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of people’s criminal past. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to the Giles County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t be able to find out if someone has had any moving violations, like:

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

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Giles County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Giles County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Giles County Jail is no fun, eventually you will settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Giles 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 Giles 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 funds to inmates can change, so be sure to double check the site before you send any funds.

    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 Giles County Jail

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

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims 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 a prisoner in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If so, then you should write your review about it. Write down your experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    What to write in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Giles County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to get in touch with a person you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Say Hello to people still locked up at Giles County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Giles County Jail Website
    Giles County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Giles County Jail Mugshots
    Giles County Jail Bail Link

    Giles County Jail Visitation
    Giles County Jail Mail Policy
    Find an inmate at Giles County Jail
    Giles County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Giles County Jail Arrests
    Giles County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Giles County Jail


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  1. joan says:

    The experience my friend had there is terrible locked in a cell 23 hrs a day and I’m sure it wasn’t murder! They’re treated like they’re on death row! Completely cutoff from the world! No wonder so many end back up there! They get woke up at 5 for breakfast and 5 they get supper! No lunch! Also they get very hungry 12 hrs apart in meals! Really tax payers pay for what they need! Why not treat them alil better? There’s a 8 person pod and supposed to be 2 to a pod…..so that means 16 girls but sometimes it’s 4 or more to a cell! Please treat them like humans,! Everyone makes mistakes!

    Thanks!

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