Pickett County Jail – Byrdstown, TN

Pickett County Jail is in Pickett County and is the main correctional facility for that county. Looking for someone incarcerated at Pickett County Jail? This guide will tell you information about anything one might want to know about Pickett County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate at Pickett County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Pickett County court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to give you information and tips you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and any feedback or comments that could be beneficial to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Pickett County Jail
1 Courthouse Square
Byrdstown, TN 38549

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (931) 864-3210
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and want to find them?

Has somebody that’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

To see who is in jail at Pickett County Jail you should visit their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Pickett County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to get the same information on anybody booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get their inmate information more quickly if you have the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for is at another county jail you will want to check the other Tennessee county jails in our Tennessee County Jail Guide: Other Jails in Tennessee


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photo, is a photograph taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one and a profile picture. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the photos, and they will be stored at the jail.

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Mugshots can be searched on the Pickett County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Pickett County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to input the inmate’s full name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot erased from the Pickett County Jail website? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are locked up, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you must agree to show up for court, and in the meantime you are not allowed to leave the area.

Typically, inmates at Pickett County Jail will be given time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to stay jail every day when you’re finished working, or you could be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was determined so you can bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, it’s easy. First, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Cash only – they will not take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in these cases ask to use assets as collateral for the bond.

If you need a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Pickett County

Have you ever hired a bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Get Out 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 intake procedure is made up of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, will answer some simple questions, like your full legal name, your address, birth date and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will get to use the phone so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process can take anywhere from 10 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will get discharged. How quickly you get discharged will depend on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a date of your release, expect to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Just bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered in a log of visitors for the inmate. All visitors must provide proof of identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
The Pickett County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so visit the official Pickett County Jail jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are generally pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or forbidden.

The Pickett County Jail phone number is: (931) 864-3210

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent using US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly print the person’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail a package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and read and inspected by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Pickett County Jail
1 Courthouse Square
Byrdstown, TN 38549

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Pickett County Jail
1 Courthouse Square
Byrdstown, TN 38549


The mail policy at Pickett County Jail changes, so be sure to double check the official Pickett County Jail site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to have a friend or relative find an attorney when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They are comprised of a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case via the internet service, or by going to the Pickett County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records from your court case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. 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

The Pickett County magistrate is the judge that rules over your case in court. Magistrate judges do different functions, such as setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the defendant’s background and information about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will take into account when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Don’t forget that you should request to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

You can you will have to query the Pickett County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the Pickett County court website or you can call the jail. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should be clear 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 first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Pickett County jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like a court order. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access sex offenders online, but remember that you will not find the exact address, rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file that contains a court docket and any of the documents filed in your court case. You are able to access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of people’s criminal history. These online databases are connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to courthouse and check in person, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes, which can include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, usually won’t see if they has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots 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

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Pickett County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Pickett County jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up each morning at six in the morning, and then roll call. You will then eat 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 Pickett 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 Pickett 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 someone in jail is likely to change, so you should double check the official Pickett County Jail site when 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Pickett County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Pickett 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 Pickett 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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 at Pickett County Jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Pickett County Jail?

    If you have, then please leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you could write in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? What about the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

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

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