Weakley County Jail – Dresden, TN

Weakley County Jail is in Weakley County, TN and is the jail for that county. Looking for somebody in Weakley County Jail? This site tells you info about everything one might want to know about Weakley County Jail,such as: Find an inmate at Weakley County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Weakley County court information. And everything else.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give info that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and any comments or tips that might be beneficial to others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Weakley County Jail
7951 Highway 22
Dresden, TN 38225

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (731) 364-2206
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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?

Has somebody who has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to see who is in jail at Weakley County Jail you need to go to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Weakley County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. You can also find the same information for anyone arrested and booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to get their inmate information quicker if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be locked up at a different jail you should look here, too: Other County Jails in Tennessee


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photo, is the picture taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a profile photo. Your full name and intake number will be on the photos, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are online, or you can see them in person at the Weakley County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to input their name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot removed from the Weakley County Jail website? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. You need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records 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.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, 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

Obviously, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount is determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you are required to agree to go to your court date, and until that date you will not be permitted to travel out of the county.

In most cases, a prisoner in the Weakley County Jail can earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly 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 be required to return to the jail each day after work, or you could be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay depends on how serious your charges are. You will have to pay ten percent of the total set in order to be released. If you miss your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the jail. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it’s very simple to do. First of all, you have to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be discharged. 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 bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. They will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will use your assets as collateral.

You can find a bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Weakley County

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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
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you will answer a number of questions, such as what is your legal name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged takes from 15 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the faster you can get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if a magistrate has to determine the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the release date, you should plan to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must begin your jail sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and let them know that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if so, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring required items when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be put in a log of visitors as an authorized visitor. Each visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors showing up late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
The Weakley County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so you should visit the jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are typically pricier than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, phone calls may be limited or eliminated completely.

The Weakley County Jail phone number is: (731) 364-2206

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. You must write the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not send a package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and inspected by the jail administration, and the mail will be sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Weakley County Jail, use this address:

Weakley County Jail
7951 Highway 22
Dresden, TN 38225

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Weakley County Jail
7951 Highway 22
Dresden, TN 38225


The mail policy changes frequently, so be sure to double check the official Weakley County Jail site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, the first of which is your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system in your county. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender has a number of staff such as private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

All court records are public records. Court records have a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access your court records using the Weakley County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents related to your case are kept at Weakley County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges associated with your court 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 Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Weakley County court magistrate is the judge that will preside on your case in court. Magistrates do a number of things, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you are able to request to receive a copy of the report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should visit the jail’s website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the court records on the Weakley County court website or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Weakley County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these listings online, but bear in mind that you can’t see the actual address, just the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file that includes a docket and all documents filed in your court case. You can access court records online, or at the Weakley County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to the Weakley County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

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

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

But, when you do a criminal records check, you will not be able to find out if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you call the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Weakley County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Weakley County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will settle into the daily routine. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up at 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. Following 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 Weakley 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 Weakley 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 inmates could change, so you should review the site when you send any money.

    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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Weakley County Jail

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

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate at Weakley County Jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

    If your answer is yes, then please write your review about it. Write down your experience so that others will know what to expect.

    Things you could include in your review:

    • Conditions in Weakley County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

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

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