Scott County Justice Center – Huntsville, TN

Scott County Justice Center is in Scott County and is the correctional facility for this region. Know someone locked up at Scott County Justice Center? This guide tells you info about everything you might want to know about Scott County Justice Center,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Scott County Justice Center? Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Scott County Justice Center intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…

Main Menu

The thought of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to give you all the advice and information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it, and any comments or tips that could be beneficial to others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Scott County Justice Center
575 Scott High Drive
Huntsville, TN 37756

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 423-663-3111
Fax Number:

Map and Directions


View Larger Map

Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has somebody who’s been arrested and you need to find them?

To see who is in jail at Scott County Justice Center you will have to go to their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Scott County Justice Center Inmate Roster is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you can find info on anyone processed or released in the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to locate the information more quickly if you enter their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be at a different jail you should check the other Tennessee county jails in our Tennessee County Jail Guide: Other Jails in Tennessee


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photo, is a picture that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. They will take one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your name and intake number will be in the mugshot, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Scott County Justice Center inmates can be viewed online, or you can go in person to the Scott County Justice Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to input the first and last name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken off of the Scott County Justice Center site? This is difficult, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. You will 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 accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


Return To Main Menu

Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, bail is determined 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 don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you must promise to be in court on your court date, and until that date you won’t be allowed to travel out of the county.

Typically, inmates in the Scott County Justice Center will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you might be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone will have to pay ten percent of the total that was determined before you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, whoever paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the Scott County Justice Center or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know 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 an unpleasant situation, but usually, it’s very simple to do. First, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman may ask to use your personal assets as collateral.

To talk to a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a bail bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how things turned out.

Click here to comment

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


Return To Main Menu

Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer some simple questions, like what is your full name, home address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If so, please share your experience so others can benefit from your story. How long did it take to get through intake? How did the guards treat you? Do you know any tips that could help other people that get arrested get through the process?

Click here to comment

Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take between 10 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on if you have a cash bond or if a judge still needs to determine the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, plan to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and let them know that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring necessary items with you, such as your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will be entered in the visitors log for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Scott County Justice Center visitation procedures change often, so it would be wise to double-check the official site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are usually more costly than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 423-663-3111

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of delivery. Clearly print the person’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t mail a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and read and inspected by the staff, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Scott County Justice Center:

Scott County Justice Center
575 Scott High Drive
Huntsville, TN 37756

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Scott County Justice Center
575 Scott High Drive
Huntsville, TN 37756


The Scott County Justice Center mail policy can change, so you should visit the site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


Return To Main Menu

Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the first of which is your right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure you have a friend or family member locate an attorney 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 lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you through the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more information about how to find a lawyer, read: How to Find a Lawyer in Scott County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. All Public Defenders are actual lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

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

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records contain a court case file with a docket and all motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You can access court records via the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records from your court case are held at the Scott County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges from your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge who presides over your case. They 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 hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about your background and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Remember you can request to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you are required to go to jail to serve out your sentence.


Return To Main Menu

Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To find this out just visit the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the Scott County jail website or you are able to call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. 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, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can find these by contacting the Scott County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you can’t get the exact address, but rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and all of the filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access court records on the website, or at the Scott County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal background. These databases are connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, you won’t find if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you call the courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your feedback may help other people that are in the same situation.

    Click here to share your story

    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Scott County,the Scott County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


    Return To Main Menu

    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Scott County Justice Center is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. Expect an alarm to wake up at about 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Scott County Justice 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 Scott County Justice 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 procedure to send money to someone in jail at Scott County Justice Center can change, so visit the official Scott County Justice Center 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.


    Return To Main Menu

    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


    Return To Main Menu

    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Scott County Justice Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Scott County Justice 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 Scott County Justice Center

    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.


    Return To Main Menu

    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.

    Speak Your Mind


    Return To Main Menu

    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.

    Click here to comment

    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.


    Return To Main Menu

    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner at this jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so that others will know what to expect.

    Things you can write in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


    Write a Review of Scott County Justice Center

    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Click here to post a comment

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to talk to a friend from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Say wassup to people locked up at Scott County Justice Center


    Return To Main Menu
    2584

Speak Your Mind

*


*