Grainger County Jail – Rutledge, TN

Grainger County Jail is located in Granger County, TN and is the correctional facility for that county. Know someone incarcerated at Grainger County Jail? This guide tells you all about everything one might want to know about Grainger County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate at Grainger County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Granger County court information. And more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to offer information and tips that you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that could help others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Grainger County Jail
270 Justice Center Dr.
Rutledge, TN 37861

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (865) 828-3613
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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 don’t know how to find out where they are?

Has somebody that has been arrested and you need to find them?

In order to see who’s in jail at Grainger County Jail you need to go to their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Grainger County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of persons who are in jail, including current status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you can get info about anyone arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find their arrest information faster if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for might be locked up 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 photo that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one full face and a profile picture. Your name and booking number will be in the photos, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen online, or you can view them at the Grainger County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to put in the prisoner’s full name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken off of the Grainger County Jail site? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records would 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 mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re locked up, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail is set by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you won’t be permitted to leave town.

Typically, a prisoner in the Grainger County Jail will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will either have to stay the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you could get to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay all depends on how serious your crime is. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was determined in order for you to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the Grainger County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, it’s easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. Cash only – they won’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will usually request to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, must answer a bunch of questions, like your legal name, address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process can take from 30 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will be freed. Also, it might depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the judge needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a release date, expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and let them know that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring required items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or even your ID, prescription medication, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be put into a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. All visitors will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
The Grainger County Jail visitation procedures can change, so you should double-check the official site before you try to go to visitation.

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 . Calls made in jail are much more expensive than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated completely.

The Grainger County Jail phone number is: (865) 828-3613

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail or package delivery. Clearly write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and read and examined by the jail administration, and the mail will get sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Grainger County Jail
270 Justice Center Dr.
Rutledge, TN 37861

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Grainger County Jail
270 Justice Center Dr.
Rutledge, TN 37861


The Grainger County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so we suggest that you review the official website 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 certain rights, and an important one is the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you call. You might be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you through the court system in Granger County. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better.

To read more about this subject, read: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts and social workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records include a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents in your case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case with the website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the jury’s verdict. All records associated with your court case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person that rules on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the arrestee’s background and details of the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Remember you can request to receive your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you can correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to visit the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Granger County jail website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. 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 a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Granger County jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be court orders. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Granger County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see this information on the website, but remember that you will not see the actual address, just the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file that includes a court docket and any of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal past. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:

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

During a criminal records search, you generally will not see if someone had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you will have to do a driving records search.

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

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Granger County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Grainger County Jail is very scary, soon you will settle into the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at six in the morning, and then roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required 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 Grainger 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 Grainger 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 Grainger County Jail inmates changes, so you should double check the official Grainger County Jail site when send funds to someone in jail 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 Grainger County Jail

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

    • 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 locked up in Grainger County Jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Grainger County Jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to write a review about it. Tell us about your experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    What to include in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? How was life in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.

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