Lincoln County Jail – Fayetteville, TN

Lincoln County Jail is located in Lincoln County and is the primary correctional facility for this county. Are you looking for somebody in jail at Lincoln County Jail? This guide gives you all about anything you might want to know about Lincoln County Jail: Find an inmate at Lincoln County Jail. How to view Lincoln County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Lincoln County Jail
4151 Thomton Taylor Pkwy
Fayetteville, TN 37334

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (931) 433-9821
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know someone that has been arrested and you need to locate them?

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

Inmate Search

The Lincoln County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you can get information about anyone processed or discharged in the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can get the information faster if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for may be locked up at a different jail you will want to check our guide to other Tennessee jails: List of all county jails in Tennessee


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photograph, is a photograph that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. They take one face photo and a profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the photos, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed on the website, or you can see them in person at the Lincoln County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to enter the first and last name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken down from the Lincoln County Jail site? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are incarcerated, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After booking, your bail amount is set by the magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.

Usually, inmates are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will either have to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you might be allowed to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by how serious your crime is. You will have to pay 10% of the amount set in order for you to be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money won’t 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 have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Lincoln County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, its easy. To start with, you need to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. Cash only – they can’t accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. They will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman may use assets as collateral.

To talk to a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Lincoln County Jail

Have you ever hired a bail bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, 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
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • 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 the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer some basic questions, such as your legal name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will get to make a telephone call in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell us how it happened. How long did it take? How did the guards treat you? Do you have any secrets that could help other people that get arrested get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process takes anywhere between 15 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster you post bail, the faster you can get released from jail. Also, it depends on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge has to determine the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a discharge date, you should plan to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must start a jail sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you go, for example a driver’s license or even photo ID, prescription medication, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to give each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will go in a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. Each visitor is required to provide proof of identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Lincoln County Jail can change, so it would be wise to visit the official site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are much more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden completely.

The Lincoln County Jail phone number is: (931) 433-9821

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. Clearly print the name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t mail a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and reviewed by the officers at the jail, and will be returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Lincoln County Jail
4151 Thomton Taylor Pkwy
Fayetteville, TN 37334

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Lincoln County Jail
4151 Thomton Taylor Pkwy
Fayetteville, TN 37334


The mail policy at Lincoln County Jail can change, so be sure to check the site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get 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 make sure you get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the complicated court system in your county. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better your chances.

For more info on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click here: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are admitted to the Tennessee State Bar Association and are fully licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They are comprised of a file with a docket sheet and every documents filed in the course of your case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case with the internet service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are available at Lincoln County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Lincoln County court magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your court case. Magistrates do different functions, such as setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about your background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim. Keep in mind that you can ask to see a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you are required to report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To find this out you need to go to the Lincoln County jail website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Lincoln County jail website or call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Lincoln County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered on both a national and 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 website, but remember that you will not be able to find the exact address, rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file that includes a docket and all of the documents filed in your court case. You can access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Lincoln County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to the Lincoln County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, you generally won’t learn if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback 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 Lincoln County,the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Lincoln County Jail is very scary, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. After 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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 money to inmates can change, so you should review the the Lincoln County Jail website when you send any funds.

    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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Lincoln County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 been incarcerated at Lincoln County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone at Lincoln County Jail?

    If yes, then please tell us about it. Write about your jail experience because others can find out what to expect.

    What to write in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to talk to somebody you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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