Sevier County Jail – Sevierville, TN

Sevier County Jail is in Sevier County, TN and is the jail for that area. Looking for someone locked up at Sevier County Jail? This site tells you about everything you might want to know about Sevier County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate. How to view Sevier County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give information and advice you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or feedback that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Sevier County Jail
137 Commerce Street
Sevierville, TN 37862

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 865-453-0212
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and need to find out where they are?

Has somebody who’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to search who’s in jail at Sevier County Jail you should visit their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Sevier County Jail Inmate Search has information on people who have been arrested, including status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you can find the same information on anybody arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can locate their inmate information faster if you’ve got their name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be at a different jail you can look here, too: List of all county jails in Tennessee


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photograph, is the photograph that the police take during jail intake processing. They will take one face photo and one profile photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates are online, or you can see them in person at the Sevier County Jail. When viewing online you will need to input their full name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken off of the Sevier County Jail site? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are incarcerated, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you are required to agree to show up for court, and in the meantime you won’t be permitted to go out of town.

In most cases, inmates will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to stay the jail every day after work, or you may get to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount is dictated by how serious your charges are. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was determined before you can get out of jail. If you don’t show up for court, the person that paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the jail. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Sevier County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, it’s really easy. First, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you can’t get a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t take a check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually charge a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will usually request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

You can find a local bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, will have to answer some simple questions, such as what is your full name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail issued 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. Getting discharged from jail will take anywhere between 10 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster bail is posted, the sooner you can get out of jail. It also will depend on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if a judge needs to determine the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and know the discharge date, plan to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to start a jail sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if so, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring required items when you go, like your drivers license or even ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will go into the log as an approved visitor. All visitors is required to provide proof of identification. Any visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so it would be wise to double-check the official site before you try to visit an inmate.

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 . Jail phone calls are usually pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: 865-453-0212

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail delivery. You should write the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and read and examined by the jail officers, and will be sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Sevier County Jail is:

Sevier County Jail
137 Commerce Street
Sevierville, TN 37862

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Sevier County Jail
137 Commerce Street
Sevierville, TN 37862


The inmate mail policy at Sevier County Jail is always changing, so review the official Sevier County Jail site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you have a friend or family member locate an attorney for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the court system. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about this subject, click: Find a Lawyer

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’s Office is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real attorneys that are admitted to the Tennessee State Bar Association and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. They include a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions in the case. You can access your court case records using the Sevier County website, or at the Sevier County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records associated with your case are maintained at the Sevier County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees from your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Sevier County magistrate is the person that presides on your case in court. Magistrate judges do many different things, like setting bail, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with your background information and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will consider when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and, if applicable, the victim. Be sure to remember that you can ask to see your own copy of this report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get locked up immediately, or you might be given a date that you must go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

To find this out you should query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the Sevier County jail website or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind 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 name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you will not get the exact address, but only the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file that contains a court docket and all documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access the court records online, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These state databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. 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 comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records 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:

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

But, when you do a criminal records check, you won’t find if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Sevier County,The Sheriff’s Department 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 spending time in Sevier County Jail is very scary, you will soon settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. Following 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 Sevier 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 Sevier County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The rules for sending money to jail inmates might change, so it would be best to check the official website when you send any money.

    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 Sevier County Jail

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

    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 a prisoner at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If so, then please write your review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so that other people will know what to expect.

    Things you can put in your comment:

    • Conditions in Sevier County Jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? What was it like in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to talk to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.

    Throw a shoutout to people still locked up at Sevier County Jail


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