Maury County Jail – Columbia, TN

Maury County Jail is located in Maury County, Tennessee and is the primary correctional facility for the county. Know somebody in jail at Maury County Jail? This page tells you all about anything you might need to know about Maury County Jailsuch as the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Maury County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Maury County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to give you information you need to make going to jail easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any tips or comments that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Maury County Jail
1300 Lawson White Drive
Columbia, TN 38401

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (931) 380-5722
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and want to find out where they are?

Has a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

To find out who is in jail at Maury County Jail you should go to their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Maury County Jail Inmate Roster has information on persons who are in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you can find the same information for anybody booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find their arrest information more quickly if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one may be at another jail you can check the other Tennessee county jails in our Tennessee County Jail Guide: Other Jails in Tennessee


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photograph, is the picture that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your full name and intake number will appear on the photos, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Maury County Jail prisoners can be found online, or you can go in person to the Maury County Jail. When viewing online you will need to input their full name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot removed from the Maury County Jail website? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you must promise to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you are not permitted to go out of town.

In most cases, prisoners will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to put up 10% of the amount set in order for you to be released. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the Maury County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, its easy if you have the money. First, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you won’t be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in most cases use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

You can find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Maury County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Released For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You have to answer some basic questions, such as your full name, address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process takes from 30 minutes to all day. So, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you can get released from jail. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge must determine your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a date of your release, you should plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell them that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if there is one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you go, such as your drivers license or even ID, prescription medication, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be put in a Visiting log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Any visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so we suggest that you double-check the official Maury County Jail jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are usually pricier than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to 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 break the rules, phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: (931) 380-5722

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of delivery. Clearly print the name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and read and examined by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Maury County Jail is:

Maury County Jail
1300 Lawson White Drive
Columbia, TN 38401

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Maury County Jail
1300 Lawson White Drive
Columbia, TN 38401


The mail policy changes often, so visit the the Maury County Jail website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these being that you have the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call. You might be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the court system. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better.

For more info on how to find a lawyer, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts and social workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, members of the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Maury County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They include a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records using the internet service, or by going to the Maury County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records from your court case are kept and available to you at the Maury County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges associated with your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that rules over your case. Magistrates do different functions, such as setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with the defendant’s background information and information about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will review when deciding on the sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you are able to ask to receive a copy of this report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you could get 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

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

To do this, you need to go to the jail’s website, and search using:

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

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the Maury County court website or you are able to call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Maury County jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like court orders. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Maury County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the internet, but you should know that you won’t find the exact address, but only the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a case file that contains a court docket and any documents filed in the case. You can access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Maury County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal past. These online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to the Maury County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, you won’t be able to see if that person had:

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

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you call the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Maury County,the Maury County Sheriff 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

    Everyone knows that spending time in Maury County Jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get used to the routine that is set for you. You should expect an alarm to wake up at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Maury 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 Maury 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 funds to someone in jail at Maury County Jail might change, so you should visit the site when you send money to an inmate there.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Maury County Jail

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

    • 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 a prisoner in Maury County Jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If your answer is yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write down your experience because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in what you write:

    • Conditions in Maury County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell Your Story About Maury County Jail

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