Robertson County Jail – Springfield, TN

Robertson County Jail is located in Robertson County and is the primary correctional facility for the county. Do you know somebody at Robertson County Jail? This guide tells you about everything one might want to know about Robertson County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate at Robertson County Jail. How to view Robertson County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And much much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give information you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and also any feedback or comments that might help others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Robertson County Jail
311 5Th Ave E
Springfield, TN 37172

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (615) 384-7974
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and need to find out where they are?

Do you know a friend or family member who has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

To find out who is in jail at Robertson County Jail you will need to go to their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Robertson County Jail Inmate List is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. You can find information about anybody arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their arrest information faster if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for may be at a different jail you will want to check the other Tennessee county jails in our Tennessee County Jail Guide: List of all jails in Tennessee


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photo, is the photograph taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. They take one and a profile picture. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the photos, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Robertson County Jail inmates are on the website, or you can see them in person at the Robertson County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to input the inmate’s legal name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot erased from the Robertson County Jail site? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount is decided by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must agree to go to your court date, and until that day you won’t be allowed to go out of town.

Usually, prisoners can earn time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may get to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay depends on how serious your crime is. You will have to post 10 percent of the total that was set in order for you to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Robertson County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, its very simple to do. First of all, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not take a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman may require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To find a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Robertson County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you will answer some questions, such as your full legal name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will be 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 be allowed to use the telephone so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take anywhere between 10 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get let go. It also depends on if you have a cash bond or if the magistrate must determine how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a discharge date, expect to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell them that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if so, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Just bring approved items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must list information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will be entered into a log of approved visitors as an authorized visitor. All visitors is required to provide proof of identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Robertson County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so it would be wise to check the official site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls may be limited or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: (615) 384-7974

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be mailed using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail or package delivery. Clearly write the name, inmate number, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and inspected and read by staff, and will get returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Robertson County Jail:

Robertson County Jail
311 5Th Ave E
Springfield, TN 37172

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Robertson County Jail
311 5Th Ave E
Springfield, TN 37172


The mail policy changes frequently, so you should check the the Robertson County Jail website 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, and an important one 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 make sure you get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the legal system in Robertson County. The faster you get an attorney working on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on this subject, click: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Robertson County court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records contain a court case file with a docket and all of the documents and motions filed during your court case. You have the ability to access your court case records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents associated with your case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs associated with your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Robertson County magistrate is the type of judge that rules on your case in court. They do different functions, such as deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will review when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Keep in mind that you should request to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do so, you should query the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

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

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as a court order. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the website, but you should know that you will not be able to see the actual address, but rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and all of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access court records online, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal background. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. Go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t be able to see if that person has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Robertson County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Robertson County,the Sheriff 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

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in Robertson County Jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon settle into the daily routine. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00AM, and then roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will work 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 Robertson 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 Robertson 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 procedure to send funds to someone in jail at Robertson County Jail is likely to change, so you should check the site before send funds to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Robertson County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Robertson 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 Robertson 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 Robertson County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Robertson County Jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down what you experienced so that others can learn what to expect.

    What to write in your comment:

    • Conditions in Robertson County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to reconnect with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Throw a shout out to them here.

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