Overton County Sherrif’S Department – Livingston, TN

Overton County Sherrif’S Department is located in Overton County and is the primary jail for this area. Do you know someone incarcerated at Overton County Sherrif’S Department? This guide tells you about anything you might need to know about Overton County Sherrif’S Department,such as: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Overton County Sherrif’S Department mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Overton County Sherrif’S Department intake procedures. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to give information and advice you need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have questions, just ask it, and also any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Overton County Sherrif’S Department
1010 John T. Poindexter Drive
Livingston, TN 38570

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (931) 823-5635
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and want to find them?

Has somebody who has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to search who is in jail at Overton County Sherrif’S Department you will have to go to their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Overton County Sherrif’S Department Inmate Lookup is a list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. You can find info about anyone processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can get their arrest information faster if you have their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be in a different jail you should look here: List of all jails in Tennessee


Mugshots

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

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Mugshotes of Overton County Sherrif’S Department prisoners can be searched online, or you can go in person to the Overton County Sherrif’S Department. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to enter their first and last name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken off of the Overton County Sherrif’S Department website? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

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


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail will be determined by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to agree to go to your court date, and until that date you won’t be permitted to go out of town.

Typically, an inmate in the Overton County Sherrif’S Department will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you could be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. Someone you know will need to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was set so you can get out of jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Overton County Sherrif’S Department site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it’s really easy. First of all, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Cash only – they won’t take a check. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will usually request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

If you need a bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Overton County

Have you ever had to use a bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Released 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 is made up of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, will answer some simple questions, like your full name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will get to make a phone call in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • 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 you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, please tell us how it happened. How long did it take to get through intake? Were you treated fairly? Do you have any things that will help other people make it through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere from 10 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the faster you will be released. Also, it can depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate needs to decide on the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the discharge date, you should plan to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if you do, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you are not late to report. Only bring approved items when you go, like a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will go in a log of visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Overton County Sherrif’S Department visitation procedures can change, so you should review the official Overton County Sherrif’S Department 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 . Calls made in jail are usually more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to 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 and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: (931) 823-5635

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not send anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail is opened and inspected by the staff, and will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Overton County Sherrif’S Department is:

Overton County Sherrif’S Department
1010 John T. Poindexter Drive
Livingston, TN 38570

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Overton County Sherrif’S Department
1010 John T. Poindexter Drive
Livingston, TN 38570


The inmate mail policy at Overton County Sherrif’S Department changes frequently, so be sure to visit the the Overton County Sherrif’S Department website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these being that you have the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the complicated legal system in Overton County. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on this, visit: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are members of the Tennessee State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law in Tennessee.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Overton 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. Court records have a court case file containing a docket and each of the documents in the case. You can access court records with the Overton County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records relating to 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 from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that presides over your case in court. Magistrates do many different things, which include setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you can ask to see your own copy of the report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is locked up, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should visit the Overton County jail website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • 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 think you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the court records on the Overton County court website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are in the public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like court orders. You can find these by going to the Overton County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these listings online, but remember that you will not be able to get the exact address, just the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and any documents and filings filed in the case. You can access court records online, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal history. These databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, usually won’t find if someone has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Overton County Sherrif’S Department is very scary, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6am, and then roll call. After roll call 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 Overton County Sherrif’S Department, 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 Overton County Sherrif’S Department 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 inmates is always changing, so check the site before 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

    News

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Overton County Sherrif’S Department

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Overton County Sherrif’S Department, 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 Overton County Sherrif’S Department

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must 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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You 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.

    Click here to tell about all about it

    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 in Overton County Sherrif’S Department? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

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

    What to include in the review:

    • Conditions in Overton County Sherrif’S Department.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


    Click here to write your review of Overton County Sherrif’S Department

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to find out how to get in touch with a friend from jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Throw a shoutout to people locked up at Overton County Sherrif’S Department


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