Loudon County Jail is located in Loudon County, Tennessee and is the primary correctional facility for the region. Do you know someone at Loudon County Jail? This guide tells you about anything one might want to know about Loudon County Jail,such as: Find an inmate at Loudon County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And everything else.
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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary thought, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you info that you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or tips that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation is welcome.
Loudon County Jail
12680 Hwy 11 W Suite 1
Lenoir City, TN 37771
Phone Number and Fax Number
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend in jail and don’t know how to contact them?
Has a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?
In order to see who’s in jail at Loudon County Jail you need to click on their link and use the inmate search.
The Loudon County Jail Inmate List has information on persons currently in custody, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. You can find info about anybody arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can find the information fast if you’ve got their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
If your friend or loved one might be locked up at a different jail you can look here: Other County Jails in Tennessee
A mugshot, or booking photo, is a photo that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and one profile photo. Your name and intake number will be in the photos, and they are kept on file at the jail.
Mugshots can be searched on the website, or you can see them in person at the Loudon County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to put in the full name, and a booking date, if you have one.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Do you want to get your mugshot taken down from the Loudon County Jail website? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
Read our in-depth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Once you are locked up, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.
If you are released you are required to agree to go to your court date, and until that day you will not be permitted to leave the county.
Typically, prisoners in the Loudon County Jail will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while in jail.
If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to go back to jail each day when you’re finished working, or you might have the chance to move to a halfway house when you are not working.
Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will have to put up ten percent of the total that was determined so you can get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, that person won’t get their money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
In order to find out how much someone’s bail is, you must call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the Loudon County Jail site.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, it’s really easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released. 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 can’t afford it yourself, you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will usually require that they use your personal assets as collateral.
To contact a bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake process includes each of these steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- First, have to answer some simple questions, like your full legal name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact.
- They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID number.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- They will take your mugshot.
- All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
- They will let you use the telephone to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.
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When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail can take between 15 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will get let go. It also depends on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if the magistrate still needs to determine how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the discharge date, you should expect to get released in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If the police have a, or if you must start a jail sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Just bring things that are allowed when you go, like your driver’s license or state issued 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 need to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail. Your visitors will be put into the visitation log as an authorized visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so we suggest that you check the official site before you try to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. Phone calls made in jail are typically pricier than regular phone calls. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but bear 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 eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.
Phone Number: 865-986-4823
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other method of mail or package delivery. You must write the person’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and examined by the jail administration, and will be returned if deemed inappropriate.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Loudon County Jail is:
Loudon County Jail
12680 Hwy 11 W Suite 1
Lenoir City, TN 37771
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Loudon County Jail
12680 Hwy 11 W Suite 1
Lenoir City, TN 37771
The mail policy at Loudon County Jail can change, so it would be best to review the site when you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call. You may be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you understand the complicated legal system in Loudon County. The quicker you get an attorney working on your charges, the better.
For more detailed information on this subject, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney
If you can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers, members of the State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.
Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? How did they do?
All court records are public and available to anyone who requests them. They have a court case file with a docket and all of the documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records using the website, or by going to the Loudon County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records from your court case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.
Court fees are the charges from your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.
The Loudon County magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your court case. Magistrate judges do several different things, like setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention proceedings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will consider when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Don’t forget that you can request to see a copy of the report before your sentencing, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.
If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your sentence.
Do you need to find out if a family member or friend is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?
You can you will have to query the Loudon County jail website, and search by:
- Birth date.
- Their approximate booking date.
- and their inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.
If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the Loudon County court website or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Loudon County jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is public record and the information is freely available.
Civil processes are when you get served with legal papers, like a court order. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Loudon County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders have to be 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 are able to view these offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you can’t find the exact address, just the address block that they live on.
Court Records are public records. They include a court case file containing a docket and any documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Each and every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal background. These online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.
A criminal records search you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug offenses.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not find out if they have had any infractions like moving violations:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Loudon County Jail.
- Jail and pod facility and layout
- Jail staff and Guards
- Food and commissary
- Visitation Days
- The other inmates.
- Programs and activities
To search for driving records, you have to do a search for their driving record.
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The FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Loudon County, the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of spending time in Loudon County Jail is no fun, soon you will get used to the daily routine there. All inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will 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 Loudon 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 Loudon County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.
How To Send Money to an Inmate
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
The rules for sending money to Loudon County Jail inmates is likely to change, so be sure to double check the the Loudon County Jail website when you send any funds.
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 Loudon County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Loudon 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.
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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 at Loudon County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Loudon County Jail?
If so, then please write a review about it. Write about your experience because others will know what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Loudon County Jail? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?
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