Hamblen County Jail – Morristown, TN

Hamblen County Jail is in Hamblen County and is the correctional facility for the region. Looking for someone incarcerated at Hamblen County Jail? This site will tell you information about anything you might need to know about Hamblen County Jail,such as: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to offer info you need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and also any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Hamblen County Jail
510 Allison Street
Morristown, TN 37814

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 423-586-3781
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and need to find out where they are?

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

In order to search who is in jail at Hamblen County Jail you need to visit their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Hamblen County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. Also, you are able to get info about anybody processed or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can find the information more quickly if you enter the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for might be locked up at a different jail you should check our guide to other Tennessee jails: List of all jails in Tennessee


Mugshots

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

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be found on the website, or you can see them in person at the Hamblen County Jail. When viewing online you will have to enter the prisoner’s first and last name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken down from the Hamblen County Jail website? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about when you get out. After booking, your bail amount is decided by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is 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 of jail you will have to agree to show up for court, and until then you are required not to travel out of the county.

Usually, inmates will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will have to stay jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set is determined by how serious your crime is. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was determined in order to be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, that person will not 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 Hamblen County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Hamblen County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, it’s really easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not accept a check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases charge a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman might request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

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

Have you ever had to use a bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you will answer a number of questions, such as your legal name, address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you use the phone to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process will take anywhere from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the faster you post bail, the quicker you can get released from jail. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether or not you have a cash bond or if a judge still needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the date of your release, plan to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they find one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be put in a log of visitors for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors arriving late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Hamblen County Jail change often, so make sure that you double-check the official jail site before you go.

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 . These phone calls are a lot more expensive 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 break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden.

The Hamblen County Jail phone number is: 423-586-3781

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent via the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to write or type the name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter. Do not send a box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail will be opened and examined and read by the staff, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Hamblen County Jail
510 Allison Street
Morristown, TN 37814

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Hamblen County Jail
510 Allison Street
Morristown, TN 37814


The inmate mail policy at Hamblen County Jail can change, so be sure to review the official website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these is your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call them. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the court system in your county. The faster you get an attorney working on your situation, the better.

For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, visit: How to Find a Lawyer in Hamblen County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender has a number of staff such as independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. All Public Defenders are real attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law in Tennessee.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

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. They include a court case file containing a docket sheet and all documents and motions filed during your court case. You have the ability to access your court case records with the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents associated with your court case are kept and available to you at Hamblen County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Hamblen County magistrate acts as the judge that will preside over your case. They do many different things, such as setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with background information and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information will be solicited from the defendant, their family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you are able to request to get a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can just access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the Hamblen County jail website or call the jail. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Hamblen County jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access this information online, but you should know that you will not get the street address, rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file that includes a court docket and all of the documents filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records online, or at the Hamblen County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal past. These state databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

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

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you call the Hamblen County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Hamblen County,the Hamblen County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in the Hamblen County jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Hamblen 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 Hamblen 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 funds to someone in jail can change, so it would be best to check the the Hamblen County Jail website when you send money to an inmate.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Hamblen County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Hamblen 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 Hamblen 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 incarcerated at this jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your experience because other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could put in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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