Greene County Jail is located in Greene County and is the primary correctional facility for this region. Do you know someone locked up at Greene County Jail? This site tells you all about everything you might want to know about Greene County Jail,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Greene County Jail? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Greene County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And everything else.
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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary situation, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to offer information that you’ll need to make getting locked up less stressful. If you have a question, just ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or feedback that might be a benefit to others will be appreciated.
Greene County Jail
817 West Summer Street
Greeneville, TN 37743
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: (423) 798-1804
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone that is locked up and don’t know how to locate them?
Has someone who has been arrested and you need to find them?
To search who is in jail at Greene County Jail you need to visit their web site and do an inmate lookup.
The Greene County Jail Inmate List has information on persons currently in custody, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. You can find information on anyone who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to locate the information faster if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.
If the inmate you are looking for is at another county jail you will want to check the other Tennessee county jails in our Tennessee County Jail Guide: Other County Jails in Tennessee
A mugshot, or intake photograph, is the photo that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one and a side photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the pictures, and they’re kept on file at the jail.
Mugshots of Greene County Jail inmates are online, or you can see them at the Greene County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to input the inmate’s full name, and the booking date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Do you want to get your mugshot taken off of the Greene County Jail site? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
To learn more about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
If you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, bail will be decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.
If you are released from jail you are required to agree to go to your court date, and you must not leave the county.
In most cases, inmates in the Greene County Jail will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.
If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to stay the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.
Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your 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 amount that was set in order for you to be released. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, whoever paid your bail 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 have to call the jail. If you have all the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Greene County Jail site.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, it is easy. First of all, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. Cash only – they won’t take a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.
If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in these cases request to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.
To talk to a bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake process takes you through the following steps:
- They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
- The first step is that you must answer a bunch of questions, such as your legal name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
- You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
- You will then be allowed to make a telephone call so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.
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When you post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged can take anywhere from 30 minutes to many hours. So, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will be released. It also depends on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the release date, plan to be discharged that morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
warrant out for your arrest, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell them that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if there is one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring allowed items with you, such as your driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a official sentencing order.
To have visitors, you need to provide each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitors will be put into the visitors log as an Authorized visit. Every visitor is required to provide identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Greene County Jail visitation procedures change often, so we suggest that you check the jail site before you try to go to visitation.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. Jail phone calls are usually more expensive than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, 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 jail rules, phone privileges might get reduced or totally denied.
Phone Number: (423) 798-1804
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of delivery. You have to write or type the person’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send a package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and inspected by the jail staff, and will be returned if deemed inappropriate.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Greene County Jail, use this address:
Greene County Jail
817 West Summer Street
Greeneville, TN 37743
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Greene County Jail
817 West Summer Street
Greeneville, TN 37743
The inmate mail policy at Greene County Jail can change, so it would be best to visit the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you still have certain rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you find your way through the complicated legal system. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better your chances.
For more information on this subject, read our guide: Find a Lawyer
If you cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law in Tennessee.
Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?
Greene County court records are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records contain a case file containing a docket and each of the documents that have been filed. You have the ability to access court records via the Greene County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records relating to your case are kept and available to you at the Greene County Clerk of Court.
Court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.
A Magistrate is the judge who presides on your court case. Magistrate judges do several different things, which include setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.
Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include the defendant’s background information and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will review when determining your sentence. Information will be solicited from the defendant, their family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you are allowed to request to get a copy of this report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.
If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.
Do you want to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?
This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:
- Their name.
- Date of birth.
- Approximate booking date.
- or inmate ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail to find out.
If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants on the Greene County court website or you can call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Greene County jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this information is available to anyone.
A Civil Process is when you are served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can find these by going to the Greene County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders must be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view these offenders online, but you should know that you can’t get the street address, but only the address block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and all filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access your court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from other states. You can go to the Greene County Courthouse and check in person or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.
A criminal records search you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:
- Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t find out if someone has had any:
- Speeding tickets.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Any accidents.
- Other moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You have to be over the age of 21.
- You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You have to be a US Citizen.
- You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You have to pass a drug test.
- You have to have a good level of fitness.
- You have to be in good health.
- You have to have a valid 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 at the jail.
- Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
- Jail staff and Guards
- Food and commissary
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Prisoner safety
- Prisoner programs and activities
To find driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you do your search online or did you have to call the jail? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account may help other people.
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The FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Greene County, the Greene County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that getting locked up in Greene County Jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get a wake-up alarm at about six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. Following breakfast participate 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 Greene 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 Greene 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 funds to someone in jail at Greene County Jail might change, so it would be best to double check the official Greene County Jail 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.
News and Media
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Greene County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Greene 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.
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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.
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Tell Your Story
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Links and Resources
Greene County Jail Visitation Policy Link
Greene County Jail Mail Policy
Greene County Jail Inmate Search
Greene County Warrant Lookup
Greene County Jail Arrest Inquiry
Send Money to an Inmate at Greene County Jail
Greene County Jail Employment
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