Montgomery County Jail – Clarksville, TN

Montgomery County Jail is in Montgomery County and is the jail for the area. Are you looking for someone locked up in Montgomery County Jail? This page tells you all about everything related to Montgomery County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate at Montgomery County Jail. How to view Montgomery County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Montgomery County Jail intake procedures. Montgomery County court information. And lots more.

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you information and advice that you’ll need to make the process easier. If you have a question, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any tips or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Montgomery County Jail
120 Commerce Street
Clarksville, TN 37040

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (931) 648-0611
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and need to locate them?

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

In order to search who’s in jail at Montgomery County Jail you have to go to their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Montgomery County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get info on anyone who has been arrested or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find the information more quickly if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be in a different jail you should look here, too: Tennessee County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking picture, is the photograph that the police take when you are booked into jail. They take one face photo and a profile picture. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the pictures, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched online, or you can see them at the Montgomery County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to enter their name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken off of the Montgomery County Jail site? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are incarcerated, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount is decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to go to your court date, and in the meantime you are required not to leave the county.

In most cases, an inmate at Montgomery County Jail will earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

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

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order for you to be released from jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, its easy if you have the money. To start with, figure out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t take a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually have a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman might request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

If you need a local bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You will have to answer some questions, like your legal name, your address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone in order to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process can take from 10 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you can get released from jail. It also depends on if you have a bond amount or if the magistrate needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a release date, you should expect to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to report to start a 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, in the reception area, and tell them that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they find one, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you are not late to report. Just bring necessary items with you, for example your drivers license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give each visitor’s full name to the jail. Your visitor’s information will be put in the visitors log as an authorized visitor. All visitors must provide proof of identification. Any visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Montgomery County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so we suggest that you double-check the official jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are usually pricier 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 every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: (931) 648-0611

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of delivery. Clearly write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not send a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and read and inspected 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 address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Montgomery County Jail is:

Montgomery County Jail
120 Commerce Street
Clarksville, TN 37040

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Montgomery County Jail
120 Commerce Street
Clarksville, TN 37040


The mail policy is always changing, so you should review the the Montgomery County Jail website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, the most important of which is the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to have a friend or relative locate an attorney for you. You may be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the legal system. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better your chances.

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

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to independent investigators, forensics experts and social workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers, members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records contain a court case file with a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You are able to access your court records via the Montgomery County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records associated with your case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges from your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person that presides over your case in court. They do several different things, which include setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the defendant’s background and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will consider when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim. Keep in mind you are allowed to ask to get a copy of the report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to 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. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do so, you should access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the Montgomery County court website or call the court. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Montgomery County jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is a matter of public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by contacting the Montgomery County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see these offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you will not see the street address, but only the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and all documents filed in your court case. You can access court records on the website, or at the Montgomery County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of people’s criminal past. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:

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

If you do a criminal records check, you will not find out if someone has had:

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

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Montgomery County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Montgomery County jail is very scary, in time you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Inmates get an alarm to wake up at 6am, and then roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. Following breakfast participate in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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 inmates at Montgomery County Jail could change, so we suggest that you double check the official website when 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 Montgomery County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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 locked up at this jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?

    If you have, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write about your experience so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

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

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    Did you make friends in jail? Need to find an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Throw a shout out to them here.

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