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Bluff City Police Jail Information
4391 Bluff City Highway
Bluff City, TN 37618-2703
Phone Number: 423-538-3700
The Bluff City Police Jail is located at 4391 Bluff City Highway in Bluff City, TN and is a medium security police department jail operated by the Bluff City Police Department.This page will tell you all the information about anything related to the Bluff City Police Jail, such as how to do a jail inmate search, the jail’s phone number and address, intake procedures, how to find Sullivan County court records, and everything else.
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The goal of this guide is to give you information and tips that you need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it, and any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.
Bluff City Police Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and need to contact them? Do you know a family member or friend who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?
In order to see who’s in jail at the Bluff City Police Jail you need to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Bluff City Police Jail Inmate List is an online list of individuals currently in custody, including status, and times you can visit. Also, you can get information on anybody processed or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate the information fast if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
Bluff City Police Jail Policies and Procedures
The jail intake procedure at the Bluff City Police Jail is made up of the following steps:
You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer a number of questions, like what is your full name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact, and they’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history. Next, you’ll be given an inmate ID and your fingerprints will be taken. Then, any personal property you have will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
They will allow you to use the telephone to talk to a member of your family, friend, or loved one.
If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform.
When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged can take anywhere between 10 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you can get released from jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether or not you have a cash bond or if a judge needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a date of your release, you should plan to be discharged that morning.
Bluff City Police Jail Visitation
Inmates have to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the Bluff City Police Jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will go into the visitors log for the inmate. Each visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
The Bluff City Police Jail visitation procedures can change, so make sure that you call the official Bluff City Police Jail at 423-538-3700 before go to the jail to visit an inmate.
|Monday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Thursday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Friday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Sunday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
Before you can visit an inmate at the Bluff City Police Jail you have to be on this person’s visitation list.
Be sure to bring your valid driver’s license or government issued ID when you go to visitation because you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No mobile phones are allowed at Bluff City Police Jail, and you will be searched. Personal belongings are not allowed. Persons currently on must obtain the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer prior to a visit. Such visitation is not approved.
If the visitor is under the age of 18 is related to the inmate, they will have to be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate’s extended family. If a visitor is younger than 18 years of age and is not a family member of the inmate, the minor visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Sending Mail to Inmates
This is what you need to know about sending letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and even magazines to an inmate at the Bluff City Police Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Bluff City Police Jail is always searched and inspected for contraband that might threaten the security, safety or well-being of the facility, its staff, and inmates. Inmates can only receive metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4″ x 6″ as mail. The writing on the postcard has to be in pencil or blue or black ink. If it has a stamp on it, it will get returned. If you write in green ink, then it will get returned. If you send any other kind of mail will be returned to the sender. If there is no return address on it, then the unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate’s locker until the inmate gets release.
Do not include any of these things in the mail that you send to an inmate: any kind of threat to jail order, any description of the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape; do not encourage or advocate any kind of violence, hate speech, or racial or ethnic supremacy. Inmates are not allowed to write to other inmates.
The mailing address for the Bluff City Police Jail is:
Bluff City Police Jail
4391 Bluff City Highway
Bluff City, TN 37618-2703
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Bluff City Police Jail
4391 Bluff City Highway
Bluff City, TN 37618-2703
The Bluff City Police Jail mail policy changes, so you should check the the Bluff City Police Jail website before send a letter to someone in jail there.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Bluff City Police Jail. This includes sending money for to spend in the commissary, sending regular mail or photos, sending money for phone calls, and even postcards.
This page covers everthing you need to know about the Bluff City Police Jail to help you follow these procedures and guidelines. If you have questions, or there is something that you were looking for, but did not find, please contact us using the contact link in the site menu.
If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the court records on the Sullivan County court website or you are able to call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Sullivan County jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are public record and the information is accessible by the public.
Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that contains a court docket and all documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access the court records on their website, or at the Sullivan County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal past. These databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You can 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 totally different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.
A criminal history search you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes, drug offenses such as possession or trafficking, kidnapping, sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault, violent crimes, or theft, breaking and entering.
Money & Commissary
The rules for sending money to inmates at the Bluff City Police Jail can change at any time, so you should review the Bluff City Police Jail website when you send funds to an inmate there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Bluff City Police Jail
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.
Guidelines For Sending Money To An Inmate
Before you send any money you should find out what online money transfer companies the jail your inmate is incarcerated in uses. The exact method that the Bluff City Police Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at 423-538-3700 to get the current payment method.
You may be required to be on the inmate’s visitation list in order to send them money, and be aware that they may have a limit on how much you deposit at one time, like $200-300 at a time, or a limit on how much money may be in the inmate’s account at one time.
Some of the money transfer firms being used by various facilities include JPay, MoneyGram, AccessCorrections, OffenderConnect, Touchpayonline, JailATM, WU, smartdeposit, and tigercommissary.
If an inmate has fines or are required to pay restitution then they will be subject to garnishment of their commissary/trust account. If the inmate has a garnishment, then money to pay them will be taken from the inmateâ€™s bank account. In some cases it may be a percentage or the entire amount of the obligation, but the actual percentage depends on the circumstances. We recommend that inmates talk to the counselor at their facility and try to find out. You can also try to make an arrangement so that only a percentage of your commissary funds are taken, instead of all your funds take at one time.
The commissary is the Bluff City Police Jail store. Inmates can purchase several different things here, like toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Keep in mind that you will most likely want to buy things from the commissary daily, and any infractions will cause you to lose commissary privileges.
The Commissary will sell a selection of different products that the inmate can buy if they have enough money in their account. These items include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, as well as hygiene products such as soap, shampoo, and disposable razors for shaving. The commissary also sells other things like books and magazines, televisions and radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, and electronic tablets. They also sell everything need to write home to family, friends, and loved ones: paper, envelopes, and stamps. If an inmate is indigent and cannot afford paper and stamps, the jail will provide these things to an inmate who has not had any money in their commissary account for at least 30 days.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from the Bluff City Police Jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are much more expensive than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated altogether.
The Bluff City Police Jail phone number is: 423-538-3700
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service providers have a monopoly at each facility that they have a contract with, which means that they they control the prices. The profits these phone service providers make from all of the phone calls that inmates make are split with the facility, so there is no incentive for the jail or the counselors at the facility to show inmates or their family how to save money on inmate phone calls at the Bluff City Police Jail. The prices are posted and there are at least two types of prices based on where the inmate is calling. These three things will determine the cost of an inmate phone call: Where you are located; Where your inmate is located, What type of phone number you have.
For example, if your inmate is in federal prison, if you get a new local number then this will decrease your inmate’s phone call rate from $.21 per minute to only $.06 per minute.
For the other correctional facilities like state prisons, and local and county jails figuring out how to decrease your inmates phone charges can be more difficult. ArrestedResources.com keeps up to date with all of the changes that affect your inmate’s rate and in most cases is able to offer you an inmate calling number that will save you significantly on how much it costs you to call your inmate. There are some prisons or jails where we will not be able to save you money on your inmate calls, and in these cases we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In these cases, the jail has set their phone rates in a way that nobody can save you money.
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