Williamson County Juvenile Detention Center – Franklin, TN

Williamson County Juvenile Detention Center is in Williamson County, TN and is the primary jail for that area. Looking for somebody in jail at Williamson County Juvenile Detention Center? This guide will tell you information about anything one might want to know about Williamson County Juvenile Detention Center: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And lots more.

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information and advice that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask them, and also any feedback or comments that could help others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Williamson County Juvenile Detention Center
408 Century Ct.
Franklin, TN 37064

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (615) 790-5817
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to search who is in jail at Williamson County Juvenile Detention Center you will need to click on their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Williamson County Juvenile Detention Center Inmate Locator has information on people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. You can find information for anyone arrested and processed or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find their inmate information more quickly if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one is in a different jail you will want to look here: Tennessee County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photograph, is the picture that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your name and booking number will be on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed online, or you can go in person to the Williamson County Juvenile Detention Center. When viewing online you need to input the person’s name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot erased from the Williamson County Juvenile Detention Center site? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is public record. You must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are locked up, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail will be determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that date you can’t leave town.

Typically, an inmate at Williamson County Juvenile Detention Center will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to return to the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you could have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You or someone you know will have to put up 10 percent of the total that was determined in order to be released. If you fail to show up for court, whoever paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the Williamson County Juvenile Detention Center. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but usually, it’s really easy. First, you need to know if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not take a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually charge a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman might ask to use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Williamson County

Have you ever had to use a Bail Bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • 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 intake process takes you through these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You have to answer some basic questions, like what is your full legal name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to use the phone in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, please tell us what happened. How long did it take to get processed? Were you treated fairly? Can you share any secrets that will help other people to get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will be freed. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether you have a cash bond amount or if the judge needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a release date, you should plan to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and let them know that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if so, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you are not late. Just bring things that are allowed when you go, like your drivers license or even photo ID, prescription medication, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. Your visitors will be put in the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor is required to provide identification. Visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so double-check the jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

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 . Calls made in jail are generally pricier than regular phone calls. 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 that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden completely.

The Williamson County Juvenile Detention Center phone number is: (615) 790-5817

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of delivery. Clearly print the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined and read by the staff, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Williamson County Juvenile Detention Center is:

Williamson County Juvenile Detention Center
408 Century Ct.
Franklin, TN 37064

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Williamson County Juvenile Detention Center
408 Century Ct.
Franklin, TN 37064


The mail policy changes often, so visit the site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you should know you still have 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 you would be wise to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer for you. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the complicated legal system in Williamson County. The faster you get an attorney working on your situation, the better your chances.

For more info on how to find an attorney, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer in Williamson County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual lawyers, admitted to the Tennessee State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law in Tennessee.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Williamson County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records contain a court case file with a docket and all of the documents and motions filed during your court case. You have the ability to access your court case records using the website, or at the Williamson County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records from your court case are available at the Williamson County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are all costs from your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that will preside on your case. Magistrate judges do a number of different things, which include setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with information about your background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will take into account when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Don’t forget that you can ask to receive a copy of this report prior to sentencing, and review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you are required to report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?

You can you should query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants online or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Williamson County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Williamson County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these offenders on the internet, but you should know that you will not be able to see the precise address, but rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file containing a court docket and any documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access your court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal history. These state databases are linked together so you can track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to the Williamson County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to find out if someone has 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, you generally will not discover if someone has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you call the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Williamson County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Williamson County Juvenile Detention Center is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Expect an alarm to wake up at about 6am, and then roll call. You will then eat breakfast. After breakfast, participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Williamson County Juvenile Detention Center, 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 Williamson County Juvenile Detention Center 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 we suggest that you check the official Williamson County Juvenile Detention Center site when you send funds 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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Williamson County Juvenile Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Williamson County Juvenile Detention Center, 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 Williamson County Juvenile Detention Center

    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:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate in this jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

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

    Things you could include in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to throw a shout out to somebody you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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