Johnson County Jail – Mountain City, TN

Johnson County Jail is in Johnson County, Tennessee and is the main correctional facility for the county. Do you know someone locked up in Johnson County Jail? This site gives you all about anything a person needs to know about Johnson County Jail: Find an inmate at Johnson County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information. And much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to give information and tips that you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it, and any comments or tips that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Johnson County Jail
999 Honeysuckle St.
Mountain City, TN 37683

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 423-727-7761
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

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

In order to find out who is in jail at Johnson County Jail you should click on their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Johnson County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. You can find information on anybody arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

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


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake picture, is a photograph that the police take when you are booked into jail. They will take one face photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the pictures, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Johnson County Jail prisoners can be found on the Johnson County Jail website, or you can see them at the Johnson County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to put in the prisoner’s first and last name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken down from the Johnson County Jail website? This is difficult, since the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re locked up, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, bail is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is 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 there for your court date, and until that date you can’t go out of town.

Typically, a prisoner can earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to return to jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you may be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is money that you are required to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your charges. You will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was set so you can be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will have to call the Johnson County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Johnson County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, its really easy if you have the money. First of all, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t take a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will get released. 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 don’t have the money, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will usually require that they use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a local bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • 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 the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer some basic questions, like what is your full name, your address, birthdate and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will let you make a phone call in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • 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 be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process can take anywhere between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get let go. Also, it will depend on if you have a cash bond amount or if a magistrate has to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a release date, expect to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell someone that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they find one, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Just bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be entered into a log of approved visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so make sure that you double-check the official jail site before you go to visitation.

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 a lot more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, phone calls might get cut back or cut altogether.

The Johnson County Jail phone number is: 423-727-7761

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other form of delivery. Clearly write or type the name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates is opened and reviewed by the jail administration, and the mail will get returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Johnson County Jail
999 Honeysuckle St.
Mountain City, TN 37683

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Johnson County Jail
999 Honeysuckle St.
Mountain City, TN 37683


The mail policy at Johnson County Jail is always changing, so it would be best to check the official Johnson County Jail site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to have a friend or relative locate an attorney when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the complicated court system in Johnson County. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about how to find an attorney, click here: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, forensics experts and case workers. All Public Defenders are actual attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

All court records are public records. Court records include a court case file with a docket and all documents that have been filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access court records using the online service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records from your court case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges associated with your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your case. They do many different things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will consider when determining the sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim. Be sure to remember you are allowed to request to have your own copy of the report prior to sentencing, and review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service to probation, to 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 may be locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you are required to report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just just visit the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the Johnson County jail website or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local 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, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be court orders. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see these offenders online, but bear in mind that you will not see 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. They include a case file containing a court docket and all documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records online, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of people’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together so you can track criminal histories from any other state. Go to the Johnson County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you won’t find out if someone had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Johnson County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in Johnson County Jail is very scary, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm to wake up at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish 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 Johnson 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 Johnson 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 procedure to send funds to people in jail is likely to change, so check the official website before you send funds to an inmate.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Johnson County Jail

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

    • 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 at this jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down what you experienced because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you could include in the review:

    • Conditions in Johnson County Jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to find a friend from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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