Trousdale County Jail – Hartsville, TN

Trousdale County Jail is located in Trousdale County, TN and is the primary correctional facility for that area. Know somebody incarcerated at Trousdale County Jail? This page will tell you all about everything you might want to know about Trousdale County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate at Trousdale County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court information. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to offer advice and information that you’ll need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have a question, feel free to ask them, and also any feedback or comments that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Trousdale County Jail
315 E. Main Street
Hartsville, TN 37074

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 615-374-2114
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and want to contact them?

Has someone that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

In order to look up who is in jail at Trousdale County Jail you have to visit their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Trousdale County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also find information on anyone who has been arrested or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get the information fast if you enter their full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member could possibly be locked up at a different jail you will want to check our guide to other Tennessee jails: List of all jails in Tennessee


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photograph, is the photograph that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one and a side picture. Your name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Trousdale County Jail inmates can be found online, or you can go in person to the Trousdale County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will have to put in the prisoner’s legal name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken down from the Trousdale County Jail website? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are locked up, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail is determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to go to your court date, and until that date you won’t be permitted to go out of town.

In most cases, a prisoner in the Trousdale County Jail will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you could be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until you go to court. Your bail amount is determined by how serious your crime is. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was determined before you can get discharged from jail. If you miss your court date, whoever posted your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. You can also 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 in some cases, its simple to do if you have the money. To start with, figure out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you can’t use a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not take a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They generally have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will usually use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

You can find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Trousdale County Jail

Have you ever had to use a bail bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you must answer some simple questions, like what is your legal name, your address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If so, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? Were you treated fairly? Do you have any secrets that will help other people that get arrested to get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process may take between 30 minutes to many hours. In other words the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will be freed. Also, it will depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a judge must determine your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the discharge date, you should plan to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you are not late. Just bring necessary items with you, like a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered in the log for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures can change, so it would be wise to review the official Trousdale County Jail jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are much more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone may be limited or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 615-374-2114

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of delivery. Clearly write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates is opened and examined by the officers at the jail, and will be returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Trousdale County Jail
315 E. Main Street
Hartsville, TN 37074

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Trousdale County Jail
315 E. Main Street
Hartsville, TN 37074


The mail policy at Trousdale County Jail changes often, so it would be best to double check the official Trousdale County Jail site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have rights, the first of which is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure you have a friend or family member find a lawyer for you. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more info on this, visit: How to Find an Attorney in Trousdale County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys that are admitted to the Tennessee State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law in Tennessee.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They include a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents filed in the course of your case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case using the Trousdale County website, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents related to your court case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees from your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge that presides over your case in court. They do a number of different things, such as 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 your background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Remember you are able to ask to get a copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you can go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just just query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

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

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the website or 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 the officer in charge. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Trousdale County jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be court orders. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Trousdale County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those 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 you should know that you won’t see the precise address, just the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a case file that includes a docket and all of the documents filed in your court case. You are able to access court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of a person’s criminal past. These online databases are all linked and you can track criminal histories from any other state. Go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases won’t find out if that person had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

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

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Trousdale County,the 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

    While the prospect of spending time in Trousdale County Jail is very scary, soon you will settle into the daily routine. You should expect an alarm to wake up at about 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Trousdale 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 Trousdale 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 funds to inmates could change, so visit the official website when you send money 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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    News and Media

    News

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Trousdale County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Trousdale 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 Trousdale 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 a prisoner in this jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?

    If yes, then please write your review about it. Write down your experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Need to say wassup to someone you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

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