Sequatchie County Jail – Dunlap, TN

Sequatchie County Jail is in Sequatchie County, Tennessee and is the primary correctional facility for that region. Looking for somebody at Sequatchie County Jail? This site tells you information about everything one might want to know about Sequatchie County Jail,such as: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Sequatchie County Jail intake procedures. Sequatchie County court information. And much much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to offer advice and information you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have a question, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or tips that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Sequatchie County Jail
351 Fredonia Rd.
Dunlap, TN 37327

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 423-949-7750
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

In order to search who’s in jail at Sequatchie County Jail you need to navigate to their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Sequatchie County Jail Inmate Search has information on people who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you are able to find information about anybody processed or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to locate the information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for might be at another jail you should look here: Other County Jails in Tennessee


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking photo, is a picture that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. They will take one full face and one profile photo. Your full name and intake number will be in the mugshot, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen online, or you can view them at the Sequatchie County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to enter their 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 down from the Sequatchie County Jail website? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

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


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are locked up, your primary thought is about getting out. After booking, your bail is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you must agree to go to your court date, and you are not permitted to travel out of the county.

Typically, inmates will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to return to the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you could be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by how serious your crime is. You will need to post 10 percent of the total set so you are able to bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, whoever posted your bail won’t get the bail 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 will have to call the Sequatchie County Jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, its very simple to do. First, find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. Cash only – they can’t take a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just don’t have the money, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually have a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in most cases use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • 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 jail intake procedure is made up of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You will answer some simple questions, such as your full legal name, your address, date of birth and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone so you can get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process will take anywhere from 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get released. It also might depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if a judge must figure out the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the discharge date, you should expect to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you are not late. Be sure to only bring approved items with you, such as your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be put into a Visiting log for the requesting inmate. Every visitor will be required to provide identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies can change, so you should double-check 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 made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are typically pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or cut altogether.

The Sequatchie County Jail phone number is: 423-949-7750

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail or package delivery. Clearly write or type the person’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail gets opened and inspected by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Sequatchie County Jail is:

Sequatchie County Jail
351 Fredonia Rd.
Dunlap, TN 37327

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Sequatchie County Jail
351 Fredonia Rd.
Dunlap, TN 37327


The inmate mail policy at Sequatchie County Jail changes often, so it would be best to visit the the Sequatchie County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have certain rights, the most important of which is the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to have a friend or relative find an attorney when you call them. You may be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the court system in Sequatchie County. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual lawyers, members of the Tennessee State Bar and are licensed to practice law and represent you in 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

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records have a court case file with a docket and all documents and motions that have been filed. You have the ability to access your court records via the website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the jury’s verdict. All records related to your case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges from your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Sequatchie County court magistrate is the judge that will preside over your case in court. They do a number of different things, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will take into account when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Bear in mind that you should ask to receive a copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

To find this out just visit the Sequatchie County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the website or you are able to call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken 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 Sequatchie County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like a court order. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

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. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see this information on the internet, but you should know that you will not be able to find the actual address, but rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file containing a docket sheet and all filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of someone’s criminal history. These databases are all connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to the Sequatchie County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:

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

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not discover if they has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Sequatchie County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in Sequatchie County Jail is no fun, eventually you will get used to the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm to wake up at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Sequatchie 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 Sequatchie 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 money to Sequatchie County Jail inmates might change, so be sure to check the official Sequatchie County Jail site before 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Sequatchie County Jail

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

    • 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 Sequatchie County Jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?

    If so, then please leave a comment below about it. Write down your jail experience because others can learn what to expect.

    What to write in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Sequatchie County Jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Need to talk to somebody you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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