Mcnairy County Justice Center – Selmer, TN

Mcnairy County Justice Center is in Mcnairy County, Tennessee and is the correctional facility for the county. Know somebody at Mcnairy County Justice Center? This guide tells you information about anything one might want to know about Mcnairy County Justice Centersuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And everything else.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to offer information and tips you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a question, feel free to ask it, and any tips or comments that could help others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Mcnairy County Justice Center
300 Industrial Drive
Selmer, TN 38375

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 731-645-1004
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and want to contact them?

Has a friend or family member who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To search who’s in jail at Mcnairy County Justice Center you will have to go to their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Mcnairy County Justice Center Inmate Search is a list of people who are in jail, including current status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. You can also get the same information on anyone booked or released in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get the information fast if you enter the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member is at another county jail you should look here, too: Tennessee Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake picture, is the photo that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one full face and a profile picture. Your name and intake number will be in the pictures, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Mcnairy County Justice Center prisoners can be searched on the Mcnairy County Justice Center website, or you can see them at the Mcnairy County Justice Center. When viewing mugshots online you need to put in the full name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot removed from the Mcnairy County Justice Center site? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail is set by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that day you won’t be allowed to leave the county.

In most cases, a prisoner in the Mcnairy County Justice Center are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will have to stay the jail each day after 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 the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay is dictated by how serious your crime is. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount set in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, the person that paid 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 must call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, it’s really easy. First, you have to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Cash only – they can’t take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will in most cases require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Get 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 really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You will have to answer some simple questions, such as your full legal name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you use the phone so you can talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

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 to get through intake? How were you treated? Do you know any tips that might help other people that get arrested make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process takes between 15 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you can get released from jail. Also, it can depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if the magistrate must decide on your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and have a discharge date, plan to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they find one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring required items when you go to jail, for example your drivers license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list each visitor’s full name to the jail. Your visitors will be put into the visitors log as an Authorized visit. Each visitor must provide proof of identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so we suggest that you review the official Mcnairy County Justice Center jail site before you go to visitation.

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 . Phone calls made in jail are much more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, phone calls might get cut back or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 731-645-1004

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of delivery. You must write the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail gets opened and inspected and read by the officers at the jail, and will be returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Mcnairy County Justice Center is:

Mcnairy County Justice Center
300 Industrial Drive
Selmer, TN 38375

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Mcnairy County Justice Center
300 Industrial Drive
Selmer, TN 38375


The inmate mail policy at Mcnairy County Justice Center can change, so visit the the Mcnairy County Justice Center website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘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 attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the legal system in Mcnairy County. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, visit: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual lawyers that are members of the Tennessee State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law in Tennessee.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They include a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You can access your court records via the Mcnairy County website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

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 during court cases, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records associated with your case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your case, which include 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 get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person who presides over your case. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, such as setting bail, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim. Keep in mind that you can ask to receive a copy of the report prior to sentencing, and review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get immediately taken into custody, or given a date to to surrender and report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply just access the Mcnairy County jail website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Mcnairy County court website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, 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 Mcnairy County jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is in the public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be listed and 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 can’t find the street address, but rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file that contains a docket and all filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records online, or at the Mcnairy County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of a person’s criminal history. These databases are linked together so you can track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not find out if they has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Mcnairy County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Mcnairy County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Mcnairy County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will settle into the routine that is set for you. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Mcnairy County Justice Center, 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 Mcnairy County Justice Center 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 rules for sending funds to someone in jail at Mcnairy County Justice Center is likely to change, so review the official Mcnairy County Justice Center 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Mcnairy County Justice Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Mcnairy County Justice Center, 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 Mcnairy County Justice Center

    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 spent any time at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

    If so, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write down what you experienced so others will know what to expect.

    Things you could include in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell Your Story About Mcnairy County Justice Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Throw a shout out to them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Mcnairy County Justice Center Link
    Mcnairy County Justice Center Inmate Search Link
    View Mcnairy County Justice Center Mugshots
    Mcnairy County Justice Center Bail Link

    Mcnairy County Justice Center Visitation Policy Link
    Mcnairy County Justice Center Mail Policy
    Mcnairy County Justice Center Inmate Inquiry Link
    Mcnairy County Justice Center Warrant Inquiry
    Mcnairy County Justice Center Arrest Lookup
    Mcnairy County Justice Center Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Mcnairy County Justice Center


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