Moore County Jail – Lynchburg, TN

Moore County Jail is in Moore County, Tennessee and is the main jail for this area. Looking for somebody in Moore County Jail? This page will tell you all about anything one might want to know about Moore County Jail: Find an inmate at Moore County Jail. How to view Moore County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court information. And more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information and tips that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or tips that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Moore County Jail
58 Elm Street South
Lynchburg, TN 37352

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (931) 759-7323
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and want to contact them?

Has someone that has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

To search who’s in jail at Moore County Jail you have to go to their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Moore County Jail Inmate Search is a list of people who are in jail, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you can get the same information for anyone who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate the information faster if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for may be at another jail you can check the other Tennessee county jails in our Tennessee County Jail Guide: Tennessee Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photograph, is the photo that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one face photo and one profile photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen on the Moore County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Moore County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to enter the prisoner’s name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot removed from the Moore County Jail website? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After booking, your bail amount is set by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can 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 will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and you are not permitted to travel out of the county.

Typically, prisoners will earn time off 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 have to return to jail at the end of the day after work, or you could be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to post 10% of the amount set before you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can 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, it is simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t take a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be released to your care. 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 you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and usually with a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in most cases require that they use assets as collateral.

To contact a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Moore County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through each of the following 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.
  • First, will have to answer some questions, like what is your legal name, address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the phone to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take anywhere from 10 minutes to all day. So, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get let go. It also depends on whether or not you have a cash bond or if a magistrate needs to determine the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the release date, you should expect to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if there is one, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Only bring required items when you go, such as your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will go into the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors will have to provide proof of identification. Anyone arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so make sure that you visit the official jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are much more expensive than regular phone calls. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges might get reduced or totally denied.

The Moore County Jail phone number is: (931) 759-7323

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail delivery. You should write the name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and inspected and read by the jail staff, and the mail will be returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Moore County Jail
58 Elm Street South
Lynchburg, TN 37352

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Moore County Jail
58 Elm Street South
Lynchburg, TN 37352


The mail policy is always changing, so check the site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these 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 an attorney when you call. You may be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you understand the criminal justice system. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender has a number of staff such as independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are admitted to the Tennessee State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

All court records are public records. They include a file with a docket sheet and every documents filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records using the online service, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records related to your case are kept at the Moore County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the costs associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge that rules on your court case. Magistrate judges do different functions, which include setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some cases the victim. Remember that you can ask to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be locked up immediately, or you could get a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you should visit the Moore County jail website, and search by:

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

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can check court records online or call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be court orders. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see these offenders on the internet, but remember that you can’t get the actual address, just the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a case file containing a court docket and all documents and filings filed in your case. You can access court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal background. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, usually won’t be able to see if someone had:

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

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Moore County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in the Moore County jail is very scary, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, participate 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 Moore 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 Moore 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 rules for sending funds to people in jail can change, so be sure to double check the the Moore County Jail website when you send funds 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Moore County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Moore 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 Moore 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 incarcerated in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about what you experienced so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you could include in the review:

    • Conditions in Moore County Jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Moore County Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to throw a shout out to someone from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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