Hawkins County Jail – Rogersville, TN

Hawkins County Jail is in Hawkins County, TN and is the main correctional facility for the county. Do you know someone in jail at Hawkins County Jail? This page will tell you information about anything a person needs to know about Hawkins County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. How to view Hawkins County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And lots more.

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

General Information

Address

Hawkins County Jail
117 Justice Center Drive
Rogersville, TN 37857

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 423-272-4848
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is in jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Do you know a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to see who’s in jail at Hawkins County Jail you should click on their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Hawkins County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you can find the same information for anyone booked or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to find the information more quickly if you’ve got their full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be at another jail you will want to look here, too: List of all jails in Tennessee


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photograph, is the photo that the police take when you get booked into jail. They take one face photo and a side-view photo. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the pictures, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Hawkins County Jail prisoners can be found on the website, or you can see them in person at the Hawkins County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to put in the person’s name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot erased from the Hawkins County Jail site? This is difficult, because your mugshot is a public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount will be set by a special judge called a 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 are are released you are required to promise to go to your court date, and in the meantime you are required not to leave the area.

Typically, inmates will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. You will have to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you could have the chance to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay depends on the crime you are charged with. You will need to put up 10 percent of the total that was determined so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for court, 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 how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will have to call the Hawkins County Jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Hawkins County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it is simple to do if you have the money. First, you need to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not accept checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman may ask to use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To contact a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You will answer some questions, like your full legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone so you can call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged can take anywhere between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster you post bail, the faster you will get released. Also, how fast you get released might depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge still needs to determine how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the release date, you should plan to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if you do, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitors will go in the log for the inmate. Each visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so make sure that you check the 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 made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are typically more costly than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden completely.

The Hawkins County Jail phone number is: 423-272-4848

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail delivery. You have to write or type the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not send a package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and read and examined by the officers at the jail, and will be returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Hawkins County Jail
117 Justice Center Drive
Rogersville, TN 37857

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Hawkins County Jail
117 Justice Center Drive
Rogersville, TN 37857


The mail policy at Hawkins County Jail changes frequently, so you should double check the the Hawkins County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, the first of which is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you understand the complicated court system in your county. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on this subject, read our guide: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, members of the Tennessee State Bar and are fully licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They include a file with a docket sheet and all of the documents in the case. You have the ability to access your court case records with the Hawkins County website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Hawkins County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence related to your case are held at the Hawkins County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge who presides over your case. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, such as setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the defendant’s background and information about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you can ask to receive a copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the Hawkins County court website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be a court order. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered and listed on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view these offenders online, but keep in mind that you won’t see the actual address, rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file containing a court docket and all of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You are able to access court records online, or at the Hawkins 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. Go to the Hawkins County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

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

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not be able to find out if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you call the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your story might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Hawkins County,the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in Hawkins County Jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. You should expect a wake-up alarm each morning at 6am, and next you’ll have 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 Hawkins 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 Hawkins County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The rules for sending money to inmates at Hawkins County Jail might change, so we suggest that you check the official Hawkins County Jail site before you send money to an inmate there.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Hawkins County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Hawkins 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 Hawkins County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to 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 Hawkins County Jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If yes, then you should write a review about it. Write about your jail experience because others will know what to expect.

    Things you could write in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Speak Your Mind

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to reconnect with a person you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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