Lawrence County Jail – Lawrenceburg, TN

Lawrence County Jail is located in Lawrence County and is the jail for this county. Are you looking for someone in jail at Lawrence County Jail? This guide tells you about anything related to Lawrence County Jailsuch as the following: Find an inmate at Lawrence County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Lawrence County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And much much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you information and advice you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have a question, just ask it, and also any tips or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Lawrence County Jail
240 W. Gaines St., Nbu #8
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (931) 762-3626
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and want to contact them?

Has a family member or friend that has been arrested and you need to locate them?

To see who is in jail at Lawrence County Jail you have to navigate to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Lawrence County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of people who have been arrested, including custody status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you are able to find info on anybody who has been arrested or released within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to locate the information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for might be at a different jail you will want to check our guide to other Tennessee jails: Other Jails in Tennessee


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing picture, is the picture that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a profile photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched on the website, or you can view them at the Lawrence County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to put in the prisoner’s full name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot erased from the Lawrence County Jail site? This is difficult, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re in jail, your main thought is about getting out. After booking, a bail amount will be determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to promise to show up for court, and until that date you are required not to go out of town.

Usually, an inmate can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will have to stay the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you could be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount set so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, that person will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the jail. If know the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, it’s really easy. First, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will require that they use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer some simple questions, like what is your legal name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will get to make a telephone call to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged will take anywhere between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will be released. It also can depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate still needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the date of your release, expect to be discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you need to start your sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and let them know that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they find one, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring required items when you go, like a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will go into the log as an approved visitor. Each visitor is required to provide proof of identification. Any visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Lawrence County Jail change often, so we suggest that you check the official Lawrence County Jail jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are usually more costly than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: (931) 762-3626

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of delivery. You have to write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail is opened and examined and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Lawrence County Jail is:

Lawrence County Jail
240 W. Gaines St., Nbu #8
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Lawrence County Jail
240 W. Gaines St., Nbu #8
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464


The mail policy changes frequently, so you should double check the official Lawrence County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, an attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and guide you through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better your chances.

To read more about this subject, go to: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They have a file with a docket and each of the motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You can access your court case records with the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records related to your case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the costs associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge who presides on your case in court. Magistrates do different tasks, like determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about your background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will consider when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you should request to get a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get locked up immediately, or you might be given a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do so, you should access the Lawrence County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry online or you are able to call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Lawrence County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view these offenders on the website, but you should know that you won’t find the actual address, but rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a court case file that includes a docket and any of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access your court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of a person’s criminal background. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not be able to find out if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you call the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Lawrence County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

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

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Lawrence 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 Lawrence 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 inmates changes, so you should double check the official Lawrence County Jail 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Lawrence County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lawrence 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 Lawrence 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 this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone at Lawrence County Jail?

    If you have, then please leave a comment below about it. Write about what you experienced so other people will know what to expect.

    Things you can include in the review:

    • Conditions in Lawrence County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail 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 end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to find out how to get in touch with somebody you met in jail? Write your message below.

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