Rutherford County Adult Detention Center – Murfreesboro, TN

Rutherford County Adult Detention Center is located in Rutherford County, TN and is the main jail for the area. Looking for someone in Rutherford County Adult Detention Center? This site will tell you information about everything you might need to know about Rutherford County Adult Detention Centersuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Rutherford County court information. And everything else.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give you advice and information 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 it, and please leave any comments or feedback that could be a benefit to others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Rutherford County Adult Detention Center
940 New Salem Road
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 615-898-7770
Fax Number:

Map and Directions


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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

To search who’s in jail at Rutherford County Adult Detention Center you need to click on their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Rutherford County Adult Detention Center Inmate Lookup has information on persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you can get info on anybody booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find the information fast if you have the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member might be at a different jail you will want to look here, too: Other Jails in Tennessee


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking photograph, is a photo taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one full face and a side picture. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the mugshot, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found on the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center website, or you can go in person to the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to input the prisoner’s full name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken down from the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center website? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are in jail, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount is set by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you must agree to show up for court, and you won’t be permitted to leave town.

Usually, an inmate are given early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

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 go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you may be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on the crime you are charged with. You will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total set so you can be released. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail must call the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it is very simple to do. To start with, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not take checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, of if you can’t pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman might ask to use your assets as collateral.

To contact a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Rutherford County

Have you ever had to find a bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, have to answer a bunch of questions, such as your full name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will get to make a telephone call in order to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, please tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did it take to get processed? How were you treated? Can you tell us secrets that might help other people to get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process will take anywhere between 15 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the faster you will be released. Also, it can depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge needs to decide on the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and have a release date, you should plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake center, and let them know that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they find one, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will go in the visitation log for the inmate. Every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Rutherford County Adult Detention Center visitation procedures change often, so make sure that you visit the official 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 with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are a lot pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and 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 break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden completely.

The Rutherford County Adult Detention Center phone number is: 615-898-7770

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. You must write or type the name, prisoner number, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and read by the officers at the jail, and will be returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Rutherford County Adult Detention Center is:

Rutherford County Adult Detention Center
940 New Salem Road
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Rutherford County Adult Detention Center
940 New Salem Road
Murfreesboro, TN 37129


The Rutherford County Adult Detention Center mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to review the official website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the complicated court system in Rutherford County. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Rutherford County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They contain a court case file containing a docket sheet and every documents in the case. You are able to access your court records with the online service, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records associated with your court case are kept and available to you at Rutherford County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs associated with your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge who presides over your case in court. Magistrate judges do different tasks, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the defendant’s background and information about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Bear in mind that you should request to get your own copy of the report before your sentencing, and make sure that you review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can you need to visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • 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 believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants on the Rutherford County court website or call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Rutherford County jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view this information on the internet, but keep in mind that you will not see the actual address, but rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file containing a court docket and any of the documents and filings filed in your case. You can access the court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of a person’s criminal past. These databases are all connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

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

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, usually will not see if someone has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Rutherford County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in Rutherford County Adult Detention Center is quite unpleasant, eventually you will settle into the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6am, and then roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, 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 Rutherford County Adult Detention Center 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 money to Rutherford County Adult Detention Center inmates changes, so double check the official Rutherford County Adult Detention Center site when send money 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Rutherford County Adult Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, 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 Rutherford County Adult Detention Center

    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 an inmate in Rutherford County Adult Detention Center? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write about what you experienced because other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to throw a shout out to a friend from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Throw a shout out to someone at Rutherford County Adult Detention Center


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Comments

  1. Rhoda M says:

    I can’t visit Jospeh F. until Monday at 1:00.

  2. Ashley M says:

    Tell Tony Miller Jr. that his wifey Ashley said he better call me and write me cause i am going to put money on his books. Thanks Rutherford, County

  3. AEL says:

    Does anybody know if i can go to walmart or somewhere and purchase clothing items such as the white t-shirts and boxers and take them in to the inmate or can i only just put money on their books and they have to buy them?

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