Lake County Jail – Tiptonville, TN

Lake County Jail is located in Lake County, TN and is the primary correctional facility for the region. Are you looking for someone in Lake County Jail? This guide gives you about everything related to Lake County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate at Lake County Jail. How to view Lake County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court records. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you information and tips you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any tips or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Lake County Jail
109 South Court Street
Tiptonville, TN 38029

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 731-253-7791
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and want to find them?

Do you know someone that has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To find out who’s in jail at Lake County Jail you need to navigate to their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Lake County Jail Inmate List is an online list of persons currently in custody, which includes custody status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find info for anybody who has been arrested or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can locate their arrest information fast if you have their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for is incarcerated at a different jail you will want to check our Tennessee county jail guide: Tennessee County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photo, is a picture that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a side photo. Your name and jail booking number will be on the photos, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Lake County Jail inmates can be searched on the Lake County Jail website, or you can see them at the Lake County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to put in the person’s full name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot removed from the Lake County Jail website? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the many different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are locked up, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount is set by the magistrate. 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 released from jail you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and until that day you are not allowed to leave town.

Typically, prisoners are given early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to return to jail every day after work, or you may be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set depends on the seriousness of your charges. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount set in order to get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the jail. If you have all the person’s info, like 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

Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but usually, it’s really easy. First, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman might use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

If you need a local bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Lake County

Have you ever had to use a Bail Bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, 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
  • 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:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You must answer some basic questions, such as your full name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did it take? What was you treatment like? Do you know any tips that might help other people get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process will take between 30 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether or not you have a bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to decide on the bail amount. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and know the release date, plan to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, you should follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if so, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring required items when you go to jail, for example your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitors will go in a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so you should check the jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are typically 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 should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone privileges may be limited or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Lake County Jail phone number is: 731-253-7791

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail delivery. Clearly write or type the person’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and read by the jail staff, and the mail will be returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Lake County Jail
109 South Court Street
Tiptonville, TN 38029

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Lake County Jail
109 South Court Street
Tiptonville, TN 38029


The mail policy at Lake County Jail changes often, so double check the the Lake County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these is the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the complicated legal system in your county. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read: How to Find an Attorney in Lake County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records are comprised of a case file with a docket sheet and every documents and motions in the case. You have the ability to access your court records with the online service, or by going to the Lake County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records associated with your case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your case. They do different tasks, like setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with your background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will consider when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you can request to see your own copy of this report before sentencing, so you can review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do this, you need to access the Lake County jail website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the Lake County jail website or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Lake County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Lake County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but remember that you will not be able to see the precise address, but only the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and all documents filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records on the website, or at the Lake County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal history. These online databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from other states. Go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not find if that person had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you call the Lake County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Lake County,the Sheriff 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 spending time in the Lake County jail is no fun, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine. Inmates get a wake-up alarm at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have 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 Lake 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 Lake 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 inmates at Lake County Jail could change, so visit the official Lake County Jail site 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 Lake County Jail

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

    • 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 an inmate at this jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

    If you have, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about your jail experience because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can put in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story about it. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Lake County Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Lake County Jail

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to reconnect with a friend from jail? Post a message to them below.

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