Wayne County Jail – Waynesboro, TN

Wayne County Jail is located in Wayne County, TN and is the jail for the area. Looking for someone locked up in Wayne County Jail? This guide gives you information about everything you might want to know about Wayne County Jail,like the following: Find an inmate at Wayne County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Wayne County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to offer advice and information that you’ll need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or tips that would help others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Wayne County Jail
201 Hassell Street
Waynesboro, TN 38485

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (931) 722-3614
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Has someone who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To find out who is in jail at Wayne County Jail you have to go to their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Wayne County Jail Inmate Locator has information on persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also find info on anyone arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can get their inmate information more quickly if you enter their name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be in another county jail you will want to look here: Tennessee County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photo, is a picture taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen on the website, or you can see them in person at the Wayne County Jail. When viewing online you need to input the inmate’s first and last name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken off of the Wayne County Jail site? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re incarcerated, your only thought is when and how to get out. After booking, bail will be decided by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that date you won’t be allowed to travel out of the county.

Usually, prisoners will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to the jail each day after work, or you might get to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was determined so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever put up your bail money will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the Wayne County Jail. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Wayne County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, its really easy if you have the money. First, you need to know if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you can’t use a bail bondsman. Cash only – they can’t take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

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

To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Wayne County

Have you ever hired a bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, 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
  • Be Released 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 each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer some simple questions, such as your full legal name, address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will let you use the telephone in order to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, you should 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 might help other people that get arrested to get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged can take from 30 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get out of jail. It also can depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the magistrate needs to determine the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a date of your release, you should expect to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you must start your sentence, you should do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell someone that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if there is one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you go, for example a driver’s license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be put into the visitation log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor will be required to provide identification. Visitors arriving late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Wayne County Jail frequently change, so make sure that you double-check the official jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are a lot more expensive than phone calls made at home. 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 inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone privileges may be limited or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Wayne County Jail phone number is: (931) 722-3614

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent via US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of delivery. You have to clearly print the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and read and examined by the jail officers, and the mail will be returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Wayne County Jail is:

Wayne County Jail
201 Hassell Street
Waynesboro, TN 38485

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Wayne County Jail
201 Hassell Street
Waynesboro, TN 38485


The inmate mail policy at Wayne County Jail is always changing, so be sure to check the official website 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, one of these is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you have a friend or family member find an attorney when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the complicated court system in Wayne County. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, click: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys that are members of the Tennessee State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records have a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You are able to access your court records using the Wayne County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the jury’s verdict. All court records relating to your case are maintained at the Wayne County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges from your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge who presides on your case in court. Magistrate judges do many different things, which include setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include background information and information about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Remember that you should request to have a copy of the report before sentencing, so you get the chance to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

You can you should query the Wayne County jail website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can access civil process orders by going to the Wayne County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view sex offenders online, but remember that you won’t see the precise address, just the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in your case. You are able to access the court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal past. These databases are linked together so you can track criminal histories from another state. Go to the Wayne County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:

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

During a criminal records search, you won’t be able to find out if someone has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you call the Wayne County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Wayne County,the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI’s 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 Wayne County Jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will settle into the daily routine. Expect an alarm for wake-up at about six in the morning, and then roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Wayne 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 Wayne County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The rules for sending money to Wayne County Jail inmates changes, so check the site before you send funds to an inmate 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Wayne County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Wayne 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 Wayne 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 locked up at Wayne County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should tell us about it. Write about what you experienced because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can put in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Wayne County Jail? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Wayne County Jail

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to reconnect with someone from jail? Post a message to them below.

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  1. Rayford says:

    I was there in that jail and they are not fair at all. They did not let me have my medicine and now I am dead. If you get put in jail tell your family members to get in touch with your own doctor and the fbi. [The judge] will tell you that he will see that you get your medicine but he will not do it.

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  2. Maggie says:

    Wayne County jail is not run properly at all. [One person there] will take you in the holding cell and put you in and when you are taken out of the holding cell she will tell you that if you get sick or complain about anything not to bother her or she will put you back in the holding cell. [Another person there] will do the same as well. Your web site says that if you are in there and on prescribed medicine that they will give it to you but that is not true at all. My brother was in there and they refused to let him have his medicine and would not let his doctor come see him and now he is dead because of it. So the web site is not true on that ordeal.

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    • Melanie says:

      Just by removing names because its “allegations” come on but just to let others know just because the nurse and doctors might work at the jail you can still file a complaint with the boards that give them license to practice. You can also most of the time see if there is anymore complaints such as abuse or malpractice on thier record. They are still under the health care code also not just jail code otherwise the hospital could say let this one die they are bad. Innocent till proven guilty I think is a joke. I would also like to say not all officials are bad but there is good and bad in all professions. I can see both sides but if they do get tired of thier job hey quit but they need to keep giving the benefit of the doubt to people.

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