Henderson County Jail – Lexington, TN

Henderson County Jail is located in Henderson County, Tennessee and is the correctional facility for the region. Know somebody at Henderson County Jail? This guide tells you information about anything you might need to know about Henderson County Jail,like: Find an inmate at Henderson County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Henderson County court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you information and advice that you need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have questions, feel free to ask it, and also any comments or tips that could be a benefit to others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Henderson County Jail
170 Justice Center Drive
Lexington, TN 38351

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 1-800-844-6591
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

To find out who is in jail at Henderson County Jail you will need to visit their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Henderson County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of people currently in custody, including current status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to get information on anyone processed or released within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find their inmate information fast if you enter their name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for is incarcerated at a different jail you can check the other Tennessee county jails in our Tennessee County Jail Guide: Tennessee County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photograph, is the photograph that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a side photo. Your name and jail booking number will be on the photos, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Henderson County Jail inmates can be searched on the website, or you can see them at the Henderson County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to enter the prisoner’s full name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken off of the Henderson County Jail website? This is difficult, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re locked up, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and until then you must not leave the county.

Usually, inmates will be given time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to stay jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you might get to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to get out of jail until your court date. Your bail amount all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone will have to put up 10 percent of the total that was set so you are able to be released. If you miss your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail will not get their 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 jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it is easy if you have the money. First, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you can’t use a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not take a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will usually use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: 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
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You must answer some questions, like your full legal name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged can take anywhere from 15 minutes to many hours. So, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will get let go. It also can depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate must decide on your bail amount. For a minor charge, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a release date, you should expect to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you must start your sentence, you should do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell them that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if so, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you aren’t late. Only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, for example your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be put in a log of visitors for the inmate. Each and every visitor is required to provide identification. Visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
The Henderson County Jail visitation procedures change often, so make sure that you check the official jail site before you visit an inmate.

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 . Calls made in jail are a lot pricier than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or cut altogether.

The Henderson County Jail phone number is: 1-800-844-6591

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other type of delivery. Clearly write the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter. Do not send anything in a box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail is opened and inspected and read by the jail staff, and the mail will be sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Henderson County Jail
170 Justice Center Drive
Lexington, TN 38351

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Henderson County Jail
170 Justice Center Drive
Lexington, TN 38351


The mail policy at Henderson County Jail changes frequently, so it would be best to visit the the Henderson County Jail website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, and an important one is your 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 relative to locate an attorney for you. You may be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the legal system in Henderson County. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better.

For more detailed information on this subject, read: How to Find an Attorney in Henderson County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual lawyers that are admitted to the Tennessee State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Henderson County court records are a matter of public record. Court records contain a case file with a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You can access court records via the Henderson County website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees from your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that will preside over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with your background information and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will consider when determining a sentence. Information will be solicited from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Remember you are able to ask to receive a copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. 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 locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to go to the Henderson County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Bear 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 first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Henderson County jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. An arrest is in the public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Henderson County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be listed and registered 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 this information on the website, but bear in mind that you will not be able to find the street address, but rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and any documents filed in the court case. You can access the court records on their website, or at the Henderson County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These online databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for crimes, which include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, usually won’t find if someone had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the Henderson County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your feedback may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Henderson County,the Henderson County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Henderson County jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Inmates get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. After breakfast, participate 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 Henderson 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 Henderson County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The process for sending money to someone in jail is likely to change, so we suggest that you check the official Henderson County Jail site when you send any money.

    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 Henderson County Jail

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

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time in this jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

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

    Things you can put in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Henderson County Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to say wassup to someone from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Say wassup to people locked up at Henderson County Jail


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