Perry County Jail – Linden, TN

Perry County Jail is located in Perry County and is the main correctional facility for this region. Are you looking for somebody in jail at Perry County Jail? This site will tell you all about anything one might want to know about Perry County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to give info that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Perry County Jail
582 Bethel Road
Linden, TN 37096

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (931) 589-8803
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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 don’t know how to find out where they are?

Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

To search who is in jail at Perry County Jail you will need to click on their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Perry County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can get the same information about anyone arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to get the information more quickly if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member may be in another jail you can check the other Tennessee county jails in our Tennessee County Jail Guide: List of all county jails in Tennessee


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photograph, is a photo taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one and a profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the pictures, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Perry County Jail inmates can be viewed online, or you can go in person to the Perry County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to enter the name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot taken off of the Perry County Jail site? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means 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.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are locked up, your only thought is about getting out. After booking, your bail amount is decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to go to your court date, and in the meantime you are not allowed to leave town.

Usually, a prisoner will be given time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to return to the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be permitted 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 will be required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You or someone you know will have to post 10% of the amount that was set in order to bail out of jail. If you don’t go to court, whoever paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to 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

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, its really easy if you have the money. First, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually with a minimum 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 ask to use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To contact a bail bondsman visit our page about: 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
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will answer some questions, such as your full name, address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process will take between 10 minutes to all day long. So, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get discharged. Also, it can depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge has to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a date of your release, you should plan to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell someone that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring required items when you go to jail, like your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered into the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Any visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies change often, so we suggest that you check the official site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are usually more costly than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, phone calls might get cut back or totally denied.

Phone Number: (931) 589-8803

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to print the name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a box or package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined by the officers at the jail, and will get sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Perry County Jail:

Perry County Jail
582 Bethel Road
Linden, TN 37096

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Perry County Jail
582 Bethel Road
Linden, TN 37096


The mail policy at Perry County Jail is always changing, so we suggest that you check the official Perry County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the legal system. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

For more info on this, click: How to Find a Lawyer in Perry County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Perry County court records are are public records and are available upon request. They are comprised of a case file with a docket and all documents that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case via the website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Perry County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records associated with your case are available at the Perry County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges from your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that rules over your case in court. Magistrate judges do different functions, like setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the defendant’s background and details of the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim. Keep in mind you are allowed to ask to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to go to the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail 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 think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the Perry County court website or 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 one of the officers. Keep 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 the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see sex offenders on the internet, but you should know that you will not see the actual address, but rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file containing a docket and any filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court records online, or at the Perry County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of a person’s criminal past. These databases are connected so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. You can 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 may have to pay for a more complete search.

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

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

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

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you call the jail? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Perry County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Perry County Jail is no fun, you will soon settle into the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00am, and then roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Perry 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 Perry 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 jail inmates can change, so check the site before you send any funds.

    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 Perry County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Perry 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 Perry County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner at Perry County Jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Perry County Jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down your jail experience so that others can find out what to expect.

    Things you could put in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to say wassup to somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.

    Say Hello to Perry County Jail


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