Hardeman County Correctional Facility – Whiteville, TN

Hardeman County Correctional Facility is in Hardeman County, TN and is the main jail for that area. Do you know someone locked up in Hardeman County Correctional Facility? This guide tells you information about anything a person needs to know about Hardeman County Correctional Facility,such as: Find an inmate at Hardeman County Correctional Facility. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you info you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or tips that would be beneficial to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Hardeman County Correctional Facility
2520 Old Whiteville Road
Whiteville, TN 38075

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (731) 254-6000
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Has a family member or friend that has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To search who’s in jail at Hardeman County Correctional Facility you should go to their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Hardeman County Correctional Facility Inmate List has information on people who have been arrested, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. You can find information about anyone arrested and processed or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find the information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for may be in another county jail you will want to check our guide to other Tennessee jails: List of all county jails in Tennessee


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photograph, is a picture that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a profile photo. Your full name and booking number will appear on the photos, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed on the Hardeman County Correctional Facility website, or you can see them at the Hardeman County Correctional Facility. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to put in the first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot taken off of the Hardeman County Correctional Facility website? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is public record. You have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount is decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and until then you can’t leave the county.

Usually, an inmate will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you might get to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was set in order to be released. If you miss court, whoever posted your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the Hardeman County Correctional Facility or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s info, including 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 Hardeman County Correctional Facility website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, its simple to do if you have the money. First of all, you need to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. Cash only – they won’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman might use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You will answer a number of questions, like what is your full name, address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone in order to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process may take anywhere from 10 minutes to all day. So, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will be freed. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and have a release date, plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you need to start your sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail processing area, and let them know that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that you have one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring approved items when you go, such as your drivers license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will be entered into a log of visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so it would be wise to check the official Hardeman County Correctional Facility jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are a lot pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should 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, phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: (731) 254-6000

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of delivery. You have to write the person’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail gets opened and examined by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Hardeman County Correctional Facility, use this address:

Hardeman County Correctional Facility
2520 Old Whiteville Road
Whiteville, TN 38075

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Hardeman County Correctional Facility
2520 Old Whiteville Road
Whiteville, TN 38075


The inmate mail policy at Hardeman County Correctional Facility is always changing, so you should double check the site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The faster you get an attorney working on your case, the better.

For more information about how to find a lawyer, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

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 case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You are able to access your court case records via the online service, or by going to 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 manages the records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records from your court case are kept at Hardeman County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges from your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that will preside over your court case. Magistrate judges do a number of different things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will consider when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Keep in mind that you should ask to get a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service 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, right there in court, or given a date that you must report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, you should query the Hardeman County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access court records on the Hardeman County jail website or you are able to call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered and listed 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 internet, but bear in mind that you will not be able to see the actual address, just the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a court case file that includes a court docket and any of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access your court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of a person’s criminal history. These state databases are all connected so you can track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful 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 comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases won’t find if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Hardeman County,the Hardeman County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Hardeman County Correctional Facility is no fun, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. You should expect a wake-up alarm each morning at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish 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 Hardeman County Correctional Facility, 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 Hardeman County Correctional Facility 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 jail inmates can change, so you should visit the official website before send money 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Hardeman County Correctional Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Hardeman County Correctional Facility, 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 Hardeman County Correctional Facility

    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 spent any time at Hardeman County Correctional Facility? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Hardeman County Correctional Facility?

    If so, then please leave a comment below about it. Write about what you experienced so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you could include in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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