Union County Jail is in Union County, Tennessee and is the primary correctional facility for that area. Looking for someone locked up at Union County Jail? This site gives you information about everything one might want to know about Union County Jail,like the following: Find an inmate at Union County Jail. How to view Union County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Union County court information. And lots more.
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The thought of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that would help others would be welcome.
Union County Jail
901 Main Street
Maynardville, TN 37807
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone that has gone to jail and want to contact them?
Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?
In order to see who is in jail at Union County Jail you should click on their link and do an inmate lookup.
The Union County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. You can find the same information for anyone booked or released within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information more quickly if you enter their first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.
If the person you are looking for may be in another jail you will want to look here, too: Other County Jails in Tennessee
A mugshot, also called a intake photo, is the photo that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one full face and a side picture. Your full name and booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they are kept on file.
Mugshots of inmates can be searched online, or you can view them at the Union County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to put in the prisoner’s name, and an arrest date, if you have one.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Do you want to have your mugshot taken down from the Union County Jail website? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount is decided by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.
If you are released from jail you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and until that date you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.
In most cases, prisoners are given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while incarcerated.
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 have to return to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you could have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.
Your bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was determined before you can be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you must call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Union County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it’s easy. To start with, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t take a check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.
If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and usually have a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will in these cases ask to use your personal assets as collateral.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake procedure is made up of these steps:
- You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- Firstly, you must answer some questions, like what is your full legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
- You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
- You’ll be given an inmate ID.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will get your mugshot taken.
- Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
- You will get to make a telephone call in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail uniform.
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When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged can take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. It also depends on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to decide on your bail amount. For minor charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a date of your release, you should plan to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
for your arrest, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if there is one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring allowed items with you, such as your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.
To have visitors, you need to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail. This information will be put in the visitation log for the requesting inmate. Every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Union County Jail can change, so make sure that you visit the official jail site before you visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are much more costly than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.
The Union County Jail phone number is: (865)992-5212
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of delivery. You have to write the name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail is opened and read by the jail administration, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Union County Jail:
Union County Jail
901 Main Street
Maynardville, TN 37807
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Union County Jail
901 Main Street
Maynardville, TN 37807
The inmate mail policy at Union County Jail changes frequently, so we suggest that you review the official website when you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
When you get arrested, you still have rights, one of these being that you have the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.
To read more about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click: Find an Attorney
If you cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. All Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.
Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? How did they do?
Court records are a matter of public record. They contain a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions in the case. You are able to access your court records via the online service, or at the Union County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Union County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents associated with your case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.
Court fees and costs are the fees and charges from your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.
A Magistrate is the judge that will preside on your case in court. They do a number of different things, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.
Your pre-sentencing report is completed with your background information and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will take into account when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Remember you are able to request to receive a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to review it and correct any mistakes.
If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get locked up immediately, or you could get a date to to surrender and report to jail to do your time.
Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has ever been locked up?
This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to go to the jail’s website, and search by:
- Their name.
- Birth date.
- Their booking date.
- and their jail inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the Union County court website or you can call the jail. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are public record and this is accessible to anyone.
A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, such as warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Union County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders are registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access these offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you will not be able to find the street address, but rather the address block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file that contains a docket and all documents filed in your court case. You can access court records on their website, or at the Union County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Each state maintains records of people’s criminal history. These state databases are all linked and you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to the Union County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.
When you look up a person’s crminal records you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for the following crimes:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
During a criminal records search, you generally will not see if that person has had any moving violations, like:
- Speeding or wreckless driving.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Other moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail layout and facility
- Guards and jail staff
- Commissary and food
- Prisoner safety
- Inmate activities and programs
To get driving histories, you must do a driving history search.
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On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Union County,the Union County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of being incarcerated in Union County Jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will 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 Union County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Union County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.
How To Send Money to an Inmate
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
The procedure to send money to someone in jail might change, so it would be best to review the the Union County Jail website before you send any money.
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.
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.
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.
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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Types of Jobs at Union County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Union 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.
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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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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
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.
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.
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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Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?
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