Stewart County Jail – Dover, TN

Stewart County Jail is located in Stewart County, Tennessee and is the main jail for the region. Looking for someone incarcerated at Stewart County Jail? This guide tells you information about anything related to Stewart County Jailsuch as the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give advice and information that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have questions, feel free to ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that would be beneficial to others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Stewart County Jail
117 Donelson Pkwy
Dover, TN 37058

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (931) 232-8332
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and need to find them?

Do you know somebody who’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

To look up who is in jail at Stewart County Jail you have to navigate to their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Stewart County Jail Inmate List has information on people who are in jail, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find the same information on anybody arrested and booked or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can get their arrest information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for is in a different jail you can check our guide to other Tennessee jails: Other Jails in Tennessee


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking picture, is a photo that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one full face and a side photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen online, or you can view them at the Stewart County Jail. When viewing online you have to enter their name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot taken down from the Stewart County Jail website? This is difficult, since the mugshot is a public record. You need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re in jail, your main thought is when and how to get out. After booking, bail is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to agree to show up for court, and until that date you are not permitted to leave the area.

In most cases, inmates can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to go back to the jail each 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 are required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to put up ten percent of the total that was determined so you are able to get out of jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, whoever paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the Stewart County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it is easy. To start with, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you will not be able to use a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually charge a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in most cases request to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

If you need 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
  • Released For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, must answer some questions, such as what is your full name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will let you use the telephone so you can contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged can take between 10 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will get let go. Also, it can depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge must determine the bail amount. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the release date, plan to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you are not late. Only bring allowed items with you, such as a driver’s license or even ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will go into the log as an Authorized visit. All visitors will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
The Stewart County Jail visitation procedures can change, so it would be wise to review the official Stewart County Jail jail 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 made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are typically more expensive than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Stewart County Jail phone number is: (931) 232-8332

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of delivery. You should write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and read and inspected by the jail administration, and will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Stewart County Jail is:

Stewart County Jail
117 Donelson Pkwy
Dover, TN 37058

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Stewart County Jail
117 Donelson Pkwy
Dover, TN 37058


The mail policy at Stewart County Jail can change, so we suggest that you visit the official Stewart County Jail site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the criminal justice system in Stewart County. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on this subject, visit: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s 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 licensed lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records have a file containing a docket and every documents and motions filed in the case. You are able to access court records via the online service, or at the Stewart County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records related to your case are available at the Stewart County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Stewart County court magistrate acts as the judge that will preside over your case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, like setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the arrestee’s background and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family, and in some cases the victim. Don’t forget you can request to receive your own copy of the report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date to report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do so, just access the Stewart County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the Stewart County court website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, such as warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see this information on the internet, but keep in mind that you can’t see the street address, rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal background. These state databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. 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 it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, in most cases will not learn if someone has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you call the jail? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Stewart County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Stewart County jail is no fun, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect an alarm to wake up at six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required 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 Stewart 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 Stewart 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 process for sending money to jail inmates changes, so you should double check the official website when you send funds to an inmate.

    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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Stewart County Jail

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

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate in this jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write down your jail experience so other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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