Haywood County Jail – Brownsville, TN

Haywood County Jail is located in Haywood County, Tennessee and is the main correctional facility for that region. Know somebody locked up at Haywood County Jail? This page will tell you about anything one might want to know about Haywood County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to offer information and advice that you’ll need to make getting locked up easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or feedback that might help other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Haywood County Jail
4110 U.S. 70
Brownsville, TN 38012

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (731) 772-2914
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has someone that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

In order to look up who is in jail at Haywood County Jail you have to visit their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Haywood County Jail Inmate Locator has information on people currently in custody, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to find information about anyone who has been arrested or discharged within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to find the information quicker if you’ve got their name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one might be at another jail you should check the other Tennessee county jails in our Tennessee County Jail Guide: List of all jails in Tennessee


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photo, is a photograph taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. They take one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the mugshot, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be viewed on the website, or you can go in person to the Haywood County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to put in the prisoner’s name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot removed from the Haywood County Jail website? This is difficult, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to promise to go to your court date, and in the meantime you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.

Usually, a prisoner are given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to stay the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you may have the chance to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by how serious your crime is. You or someone you know will have to pay 10% of the amount that was determined in order for you to get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that money.

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 jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Haywood County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, its easy if you have the money. First of all, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually with a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman may use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To find a bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a bail 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 things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer some questions, such as your full name, your address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate 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 are released.
  • You will get to use the phone so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait? What was you treatment like? Do you have any things that will help other people that get arrested to get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged can take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. It also depends on whether you have a cash bond or if a magistrate must figure out how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and have a discharge date, expect to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or even ID, prescription medication, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will be put into a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. Every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so it would be wise to double-check the official site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are much more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Haywood County Jail phone number is: (731) 772-2914

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail delivery. You should write the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and reviewed by the jail administration, and will be returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Haywood County Jail is:

Haywood County Jail
4110 U.S. 70
Brownsville, TN 38012

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Haywood County Jail
4110 U.S. 70
Brownsville, TN 38012


The inmate mail policy at Haywood County Jail changes often, so we suggest that you review the the Haywood County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have rights, and an important one is the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney for you. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the criminal justice system in Haywood County. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better your chances.

For more info on how to find a lawyer, read our guide: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records contain a court case file containing a docket and every documents that have been filed. You have the ability to access your court case records via the online service, or at the Haywood County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are maintained at Haywood County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the costs from your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that rules over your case. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, their family, and if necessary the victim. Don’t forget that you should ask to get your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service and probation, to 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 may be taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to go to the Haywood County jail website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants on the Haywood County jail website or 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 know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Haywood County jail, by phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be court orders. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

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. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view this information on the internet, but bear in mind that you can’t see the street address, but only the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file containing a docket and any of the documents filed in the court case. You can access your court records online, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of people’s criminal history. These state databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to the Haywood County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, you won’t find out if that person had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you call the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your story might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Haywood County,the Haywood County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Haywood County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will get used to the routine that is set for you. You should expect an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. Following 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 Haywood 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 Haywood 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 people in jail could change, so it would be best to visit the official website when you send funds 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 Haywood County Jail

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

    • 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 been incarcerated at this jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?

    If so, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write about your experience because others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in your review:

    • Conditions in Haywood County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


    Click here to write your review of Haywood County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Trying to throw a shout out to a friend from jail? Write your message below.

    Say wassup to people still locked up at Haywood County Jail


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