Roane County Jail – Kingston, TN

Roane County Jail is located in Roane County, Tennessee and is the primary jail for the county. Do you know somebody locked up in Roane County Jail? This site will tell you about anything a person needs to know about Roane County Jail: How to locate an inmate at Roane County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give info that you need to make the process less stressfull. If you have a question, feel free to ask them, and any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Roane County Jail
230 North Third Street
Kingston, TN 37763

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 865-717-4700
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to find out who is in jail at Roane County Jail you will have to visit their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Roane County Jail Inmate List has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also get info about anyone arrested and processed or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information more quickly if you’ve got their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for may be at a different jail you can check our Tennessee county jail guide: List of all jails in Tennessee


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake picture, is the photograph taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one full face and a side photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the mugshot, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched online, or you can see them at the Roane County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to put in their legal name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken down from the Roane County Jail site? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount will be decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to go to your court date, and until that day you are not permitted to travel out of the county.

Typically, an inmate are given time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. Your bail amount is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone you know will need to post 10 percent of the total that was determined in order to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, whoever posted your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail have to call the Roane County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Roane County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, it is really easy. First, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. Cash only – they can’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person 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 bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will in these cases use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To talk to a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you have to answer some questions, like your full name, street address, date of birth and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone so you can contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take from 30 minutes to all day. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get released. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the judge still needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a date of your release, plan to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell someone that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring things that are allowed when you go, for example a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will be entered into the log as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor must provide identification. Anyone showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures can change, so we suggest that you review the official Roane County Jail jail site before you 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 . Calls made in jail are usually more expensive than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden completely.

The Roane County Jail phone number is: 865-717-4700

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of delivery. You should write or type the person’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t send a package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail is opened and read and examined by the jail officers, and the mail will be returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Roane County Jail is:

Roane County Jail
230 North Third Street
Kingston, TN 37763

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Roane County Jail
230 North Third Street
Kingston, TN 37763


The Roane County Jail inmate mail policy changes, so you should check the official Roane County Jail site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have particular rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. 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 locate a lawyer when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the complicated legal system. The sooner you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better.

For more info on this, go to: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are admitted to the Tennessee State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They contain a court case file containing a docket sheet and every documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You are able to access court records with the online service, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Roane County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records relating to your case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, 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 may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Roane County magistrate acts as the judge that will preside over your court case. Magistrate judges do several different things, such as setting bail, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about your background and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the judge will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you can request to receive your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date to turn yourself into 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 someone is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you should query the Roane County jail website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants online or call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be court orders. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

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

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in the case. You can access court records on their website, or at the Roane County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal past. These online databases are all linked so you can track criminal convictions from another state. Go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually won’t find out if that person had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Roane County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in Roane County Jail is no fun, in time you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get a wake-up alarm at about 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will get 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 Roane 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 Roane 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 money to jail inmates might change, so be sure to double check the site 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Roane County Jail

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

    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:

    • 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 in Roane County Jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Write down what you experienced because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you could write in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Roane County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to get in touch with somebody you met when you were locked up? Throw a shout out to them here.

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