Anderson County Jail is located in Anderson County, Tennessee and is the main jail for this region. Are you looking for someone at Anderson County Jail? This page tells you about anything you might need to know about Anderson County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much more…
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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to give information and tips that you’ll need to make going to jail less stressful. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and also any comments or tips that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.
Anderson County Jail
308 Public Safety Lane
Clinton, TN 37716
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: (865) 457-7100
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and don’t know how to contact them?
Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?
To search who’s in jail at Anderson County Jail you need to navigate to their link and perform an inmate lookup.
The Anderson County Jail Inmate List is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes custody status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can also find info on anyone who has been arrested or released in the past 24-hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can locate their inmate information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
If your friend or loved one is at another jail you will want to look here: List of all jails in Tennessee
A mugshot, also known as a booking picture, is the photograph taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is made up of one full face photo and a profile picture. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be stored at the jail.
Mugshots of Anderson County Jail prisoners can be found online, or you can see them in person at the Anderson County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to put in the inmate’s first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Need to know how to get your mugshot taken down from the Anderson County Jail site? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. You will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Once you are locked up, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail will be set by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.
If you do bail out of jail you must promise to go to your court date, and you must not leave the area.
In most cases, prisoners at Anderson County Jail are given early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will have to return to the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.
Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was determined in order for you to be released from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose all of the bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, its easy. First of all, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the person 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.
If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in these cases use assets as collateral.
To talk to a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Anderson County Jail
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure is made up of the following steps:
- You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- First, must answer some basic questions, such as your legal name, home address, date of birth and a contact person.
- Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
- They will let you make a telephone call in order to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
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When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process may take from 15 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you can get released from jail. Also, it will depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate needs to decide on the bail amount. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, expect to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
How To Turn Yourself In
If there is a, or if you need to start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail, and tell an officer that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if so, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you aren’t late. Just bring necessary items when you go to jail, like your driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates must list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be entered into the visitation log for the requesting inmate. Every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures can change, so make sure that you visit the official Anderson County Jail jail site before you visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are usually more expensive than regular phone calls. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated altogether.
Phone Number: (865) 457-7100
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates must be mailed using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of delivery. You have to clearly write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter. Do not mail anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail will be opened and examined by the staff, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Anderson County Jail is:
Anderson County Jail
308 Public Safety Lane
Clinton, TN 37716
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Anderson County Jail
308 Public Safety Lane
Clinton, TN 37716
The Anderson County Jail mail policy is always changing, so we suggest that you check the the Anderson County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, one of these being that you have the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative find an attorney when you call them. You may be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you really want to, but, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the complicated legal system. The faster you get an attorney working on your situation, the better off you’ll be.
For more info on this subject, go to: How to Find a Lawyer in Anderson County
If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are actual lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.
Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?
All court records are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records have a file with a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions in your case. You, and anyone else, can access court records via the online service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.
Clerk of Court
The Anderson County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records associated with your court case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.
Court fees and costs are the charges and fees from your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.
The Anderson County magistrate is the person that will preside over your case in court. Magistrate judges do a number of things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.
Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will review when deciding on the sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, their family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you are allowed to ask to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.
When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be locked up immediately, or you might be given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.
Do you want to find out if someone is locked up, or has ever been locked up?
This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to query the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Date of birth.
- Their booking date.
- and their inmate ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.
If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants online or you are able to call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Anderson County jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is public record and these records are available to anyone.
Civil processes are when you are served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders are listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to see sex offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you can’t get the exact address, but only the address block they live on.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file that includes a docket and all of the filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access the court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.
Each state keeps a record of someone’s criminal background. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
A criminal history search you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
If you do a criminal records check, usually will not find if someone has had:
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- Moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You must be over the age of 21.
- You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You must be a US Citizen.
- You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You must pass a drug test.
- You must have a good level of fitness.
- You must be in good health.
- You must have a valid Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
- Victims have the right to notification.
- Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
- Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- Victims have the right to restitution.
- Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
- Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
- Spouses and children of all victims.
- Parents and guardians of minor victims.
- Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
- Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.
- Conditions in Anderson County Jail.
- Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
- Guards and staff
- Jail food and commissary
- The other inmates.
- Gang activity
- Activities and programs
To find driving records, you have to do a search for their driving record.
Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you call the courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records, and your story might help other people.
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For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Anderson County, the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of getting locked up in Anderson County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will get used to the daily routine. All inmates get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.
Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Anderson County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Anderson 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 funds to people in jail might change, so be sure to double check the site before you send money to an inmate.
The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.
You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.
Pods / The Yard
The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self-contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.
As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.
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Types of Jobs at Anderson County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Anderson County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.
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There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.
If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.
Tell Your Story
Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.
The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.
Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.
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Sex Offender Information and Search
All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.
Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been an inmate in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?
If your answer is yes, then you should write your review about it. Write down your jail experience so other people can learn what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?
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Send a Message to Your Cell Mate
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