Sumner County Jail – Gallatin, TN

Sumner County Jail is in Sumner County, TN and is the jail for that region. Looking for someone incarcerated at Sumner County Jail? This page tells you all about anything you might want to know about Sumner County Jail,such as: Find an inmate at Sumner County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court records. And everything else.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to give you information and advice that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any feedback or comments that could help others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Sumner County Jail
117 West Smith Street
Gallatin, TN 37066

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (615) 452-2616
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail 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 need to find them?

To search who’s in jail at Sumner County Jail you should navigate to their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Sumner County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including current status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can get info for anybody processed or released in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can get their inmate information more quickly if you enter the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for is incarcerated at a different jail you should look here: List of all county jails in Tennessee


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake photograph, is a picture that the jail takes during jail intake processing. They will take one and one profile photo. Your name and jail booking number will be in the mugshot, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Sumner County Jail prisoners can be viewed on the website, or you can view them at the Sumner County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to put in the person’s full name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

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

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different websites with mugshots, 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, once you’re in jail, your only thought is about when you get out. After booking, your bail amount will be set by the magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and you are not allowed to go out of town.

Usually, an inmate in the Sumner County Jail will earn time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay all depends on how serious your crime is. Someone will have to put up 10% of the amount that was determined so you can bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, whoever paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail need to call the Sumner County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Sumner County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, it is very simple to do. To start with, you need to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you can’t use a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in these cases use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a local bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bail bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer a number of questions, like your full legal name, your address, birthdate and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did it take to get processed? What was you treatment like? Can you share any tips that might help other people that get arrested make it through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take between 15 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the faster you will get discharged from jail. Also, it depends on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge has to figure out 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 are given a release date, plan to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell them that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they find one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you aren’t late. Only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or your ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be put into a log of approved visitors for the requesting inmate. Every visitor will be required to provide identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Sumner County Jail are always changing, so check the jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are usually more costly than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, phone privileges could be reduced or totally denied.

The Sumner County Jail phone number is: (615) 452-2616

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. You must write or type the name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail is opened and inspected by the officers at the jail, and will be returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Sumner County Jail:

Sumner County Jail
117 West Smith Street
Gallatin, TN 37066

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Sumner County Jail
117 West Smith Street
Gallatin, TN 37066


The Sumner County Jail inmate mail policy changes often, so we suggest that you double check the site 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, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney for you. You may be thinking ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the complicated court system in Sumner County. The sooner you get an attorney working on your charges, the better your chances.

To read more about how to find an attorney, visit: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers who are admitted to the Tennessee State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law in Tennessee.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

Court records are public records. Court records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and all documents that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case via the online service, or at the Sumner County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records relating to your case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs from your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Sumner County magistrate is the judge that presides on your case in court. Magistrates do a number of different things, such as setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about your background and information about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will review when determining your sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Don’t forget that you should request to get your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do so, you should query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Sumner County jail website or you are able to call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Sumner County jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be a court order. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sumner County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see this information on the website, but keep in mind that you will not see the actual address, just the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file containing a docket and all of the filings and documents filed in the case. You can access court records via the internet, or at the Sumner County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of people’s criminal history. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to the Sumner County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t be able to see if someone has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your comments could help other people.

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Sumner County,the Sumner County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Sumner County Jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. You should expect a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate 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 Sumner 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 Sumner 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 funds to Sumner County Jail inmates might change, so we suggest that you check the official website 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 Sumner County Jail

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

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You 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 at Sumner County Jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

    If you have, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about your jail experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could write in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Want to reconnect with a person you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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  1. Anthony Forrest Greene says:

    This is being written by Tony;s girlfriend…his # 29066 A copy of this email was supposed to be given to both Joe James, the Asst. District Attorney in Mr. Greene’s case, and Bob DePew, the Asst. Public Defender, . I went about getting this info to the right people in the correct manner and I am sorry. . , the Asst. District Attorney in Mr. Greene’s case, and Bob DePew, the Asst. Public Defender, who I am certain will take any necessary action they find appropriate. Mr. Greene can also file a pleading with the clerk which will become public record and Judge Gay would be able to review that document. I believe that is all the assistance I can offer…..
    Anthony Forrest Greene.He is being held on FTA and 2nd and 3rd DUI. in your jail. The info we are trying to get entered is that Mr. Greene was told he had saisfied all issues in Tn.to get a drivers license; We have official documentation from the Goodlettesville Police Dept.that he had satisfied all fines on an outstanding citation # A67054 and was clear to recieve a DL in Georgia and in Tennessee on 12-21-2005. And he voluntarily served 35 days in Sumner County Jail back then and bonded out when there was a bad fight in there.The receipt # is 0979757 and his case # in Tn. is 051916425. He was ran through the National Driver Data Base and did complete a DUI program completed on 12/20/05 at the A-1 DUI & Defensive Driving School 255 Langley Dr. Lawrencville,Ga.30045. (770)962-9555. We have tried repeatedly to talk to the officials on his case..We have proof that shows he had contacted TN> and was told his Driving record was cleared for him to get new License and he was never told he had a warrant out on him. He was being released on a current DUI when they came back and put him in a cell to charge him with the above. He would have come back if he had known.He tried to explain but noone would listen so.I found all of the paperwork and receipts .Is there any way to get this into his record or to the judge Dee Gay so he might get the felony off of his record and get charges reduced…He took a plea because he was told he was in for 2-6 years if he didn’t.. His birthdate is 10/08/1960 His inmate # is 29066. He is not due to be released until 02/09/2013 and then has 2 years probation and a $4000.00 fine.He has been a model prisoner and we would just appreciate a chance..Again thank you very much,I have never had to deal with anything like this and honestly we would have tried to hire a DUI atty. but we did not knowthat he wouldn’t get a chance to explain..He has requested to have a meeting with Bob DePew.I can bring the information (original papers). With the election and everything I know things have been hectic.but is there anything we can Legally do to get this re-assessed?l Thank you for your time! Pamela Shadowens

  2. Cathy P says:

    I love you Stephen P and can’t wait til u come home to me! Hang in there baby, we can do this together! Love you always honey!

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