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Bristol Police Jail Information
801 Anderson Street
Bristol, TN 37620-2284
Phone Number: 423-989-5600
The Bristol Police Jail is located at 801 Anderson Street in Bristol, TN and is a medium security police department jail operated by the Bristol Police Department.This page will tell you all the information about everything a person needs to know about the Bristol Police Jail, such as how to locate an inmate at the Bristol Police Jail, the jail’s phone number and address, intake procedures and booking, how to find Sullivan County court records, and everything else.
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The goal of this guide is to give information and tips you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to others is welcome.
Bristol Police Jail Inmate Search
Do you know someone that is incarcerated and want to contact them? Do you know a friend or family member that has been arrested and you need to locate them?
To see who is in jail at the Bristol Police Jail you need to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Bristol Police Jail Inmate List is a roster of individuals who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, and schedule for visitation. You can find info about anyone arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can find their arrest information faster if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.
Bristol Police Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake process at the Bristol Police Jail includes these steps:
You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
The first thing you will have to to is you must answer a bunch of questions, like your legal name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact person, and you will also be asked about your mental and medical history. Next, you’ll be given an inmate ID number and you will be fingerprinted. Then, any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
They will allow you to make a phone call in order to contact a family member, friend, or loved-on.
If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.
When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take between 15 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will get discharged. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the magistrate must determine the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a release date, you should expect to be released that morning.
Bristol Police Jail Visitation
In order to have visitors, inmates need to give information about each visitor to the Bristol Police Jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be put into the visitation log for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so we suggest that you call the facility at 423-989-5600 before you go to visitation.
|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|
In order to visit an inmate at the Bristol Police Jail you have to first be on their visitation list.
Make sure to bring your valid driver’s license or government issued ID when you go to visit or you will not be allowed to enter.
No cellphones at Bristol Police Jail, and you will be searched before visiting. Personal belongings are not allowed. Anyone probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent prior to a visit. Such visitation is not normally approved.
If a visitor is under the age of 18 and is a family member of 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 related to the inmate, this visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Sending Mail to Inmates
This is what you need to know in order to send letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines to an inmate at the Bristol Police Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Bristol 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 Bristol Police Jail is:
Bristol Police Jail
801 Anderson Street
Bristol, TN 37620-2284
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Bristol Police Jail
801 Anderson Street
Bristol, TN 37620-2284
The Bristol Police Jail mail policy changes frequently, so we suggest that you check the site before you send a letter to an inmate.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Bristol 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 Bristol 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 have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Sullivan County jail website or call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Sullivan County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this information is freely available.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file that contains a docket sheet and all filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access court records on their website, or at the Sullivan County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.
Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal past. These online databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from other states. 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 completely different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.
A criminal history search you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include, drug Possession of drug trafficking, kidnapping, sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault, violent crimes like assault or murder, or property crimes like theft or larceny.
Money & Commissary
The process for sending money to inmates change frequently, so you should visit the Bristol Police Jail site when send money to someone in jail there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Bristol 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 Bristol Police Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at 423-989-5600 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 Bristol Police Jail store. Inmates can buy different things here, like personal items, food, and things for writing. Keep in mind that you will probably need to use the commissary on a daily basis, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different items that inmates can purchase if they have sufficient funds in their account. These items include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, in addition to personal 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
The only phone calls that Bristol Police Jail inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are generally more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, 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, phone privileges might get cut back or cut altogether.
Phone Number: 423-989-5600
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have a monopoly at each facility that they operate the phone services for, which means that they get to set the prices. The profits from all of the phone calls that inmates make are shared 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 Bristol Police Jail. The prices are posted and there are at least two types of prices based on where the inmate is calling. The following three factors 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 state prisons and local jails figuring out how to lower your inmates phone charges is 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 a lot of money on inmate phone calls. There are some circumstances where we will not be able to save you any money, and in these cases we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In these cases, the jail or prison has set their calling prices so high that nobody can save you money.
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