Wilson County Jail is in Wilson County, TN and is the primary jail for this area. Do you know someone in jail at Wilson County Jail? This site will tell you all about everything you might need to know about Wilson County Jail,like: Find an inmate at Wilson County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Wilson County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And much, much more.
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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the info you need to make going to jail less stressful. If you have questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or feedback that could be beneficial to others is much appreciated.
Wilson County Jail
105 East High Street
Lebanon, TN 37087
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: (615) 444-5686
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and want to find out where they are?
Has a family member or friend that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?
In order to find out who’s in jail at Wilson County Jail you will need to click on their web site and perform an inmate lookup.
The Wilson County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes current status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you are able to get information on anyone who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You can find their arrest information quicker if you’ve got your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.
If the person you are looking for might be incarcerated at a different jail you can look here, too: Tennessee County Jails Directory
A mugshot, or intake photograph, is a photograph taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one and a profile picture. Your full name and intake number will be on the pictures, and they’re on file at the jail.
Mugshots of Wilson County Jail prisoners are on the Wilson County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Wilson County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to input the legal name, and a booking date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken down from the Wilson County Jail website? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Of course, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about when you get out. After booking, your bail is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.
If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to show up for court, and in the meantime you are not permitted to go out of town.
Usually, a prisoner will earn time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to stay the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you might be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.
Your bail is how much money that you are required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. Your bail amount depends on the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount set before you can be released. If you don’t go to court, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose all of the bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
You must call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Wilson County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, it’s easy. To start with, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to use a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.
If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in most cases require that they use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.
To contact a bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Wilson County
Have you ever hired a bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how things turned out.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake procedure takes you through each of these steps:
- They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
- Firstly, you will have to answer some questions, such as what is your full legal name, your address, birth date and a contact person.
- Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID number.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
- They will let you use the telephone so you can call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should share your experience so others can benefit from your story. How long did you have to wait? What was your treatment like? Do you know any tips that will help other people that get arrested make it through the process?
Speak Your Mind
When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged can take anywhere from 30 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you post bail, the faster you will get let go. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the judge has to decide on how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a discharge date, plan to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If the police have a, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if so, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring approved items when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the official sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance. This information will be put in the log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor has to provide proof of identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Wilson County Jail change often, so review the official jail site before you go to the jail to visit.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. Phone calls made in jail are usually more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or cut altogether.
The Wilson County Jail phone number is: (615) 444-5686
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other method of mail delivery. Clearly write or type the name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail gets opened and examined and read by the officers at the jail, and will get returned if it can’t be delivered.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Wilson County Jail is:
Wilson County Jail
105 East High Street
Lebanon, TN 37087
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Wilson County Jail
105 East High Street
Lebanon, TN 37087
The mail policy at Wilson County Jail changes often, so it would be best to visit the the Wilson County Jail website before send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, the most important of which is your right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer when you call them. You may be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the complicated court system in Wilson County. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better your chances.
To read more about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click: Find a Lawyer
If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.
Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? How did they do?
Court records are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records contain a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case using the internet service, or at the Wilson County Clerk of Court.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents related to your court case are maintained at the Wilson County Clerk of Court.
Court fees and costs are the fees and charges from your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.
The Wilson County magistrate is the judge that presides on your court case. Magistrate judges do many different things, like determining how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.
A pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to request to see your own copy of the report before sentencing, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.
If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your term.
Do you need to find out if someone is in jail, or has ever been locked up?
To do this, just visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:
- Date of birth.
- Their approximate booking date.
- or inmate ID.
If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can access court records on the website or call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. An arrest is a matter of public record and the information is available to anyone.
A Civil Process is when you get served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see this information on the internet, but remember that you will not get the actual address, rather the block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file containing a court docket and any documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal background. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.
A criminal records search you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:
- Drug offenses.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
- Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t be able to see if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:
- Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- Minor infractions or 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.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
- Guards and staff
- Food and commissary
- Visitation Days
- The other inmates.
- Gang activity
- Inmate programs and activities
To get this information, you will have to do a driving records search.
Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Did you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the Wilson County courthouse? Was the information you received correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments might help other people.
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The FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Wilson County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Wilson County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will get used to the daily routine. You should expect an alarm to wake up at 6am, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will 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 Wilson 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 Wilson 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 process for sending money to someone in jail could change, so we suggest that you visit the site before you send funds 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 Wilson County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Wilson 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.
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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.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been incarcerated at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?
If you have, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that others can learn what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What about the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?
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