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Dekalb County Jail Information
100 South Public Square
Smithville, TN 37166
Phone Number: (615) 597-4043
The Dekalb County Jail is located at 100 South Public Square in Smithville, TN and is a medium security county jail operated by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department.This guide will tell you all the information about anything a person needs to know about the Dekalb County Jail, such as how to find an inmate at the Dekalb County Jail, the jail’s phone number and address, booking and intake procedures, court information, and lots more.
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This guide is designed to give you info that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and also any comments or feedback that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.
Dekalb County Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and need to contact them? Do you know somebody who has been arrested and you need to locate them?
In order to search who’s in jail at the Dekalb County Jail you will have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Dekalb County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of individuals who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes current status, and times you can visit. Also, you can find the same information for anyone processed or released within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can get their inmate information faster if you enter the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.
Dekalb County Jail Policies and Procedures
The jail intake procedure at the Dekalb County Jail takes you through each of these steps:
You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
You must answer some questions, such as what is your full legal name, your address, birth date and a contact person, and they’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history. Next, You will be given an inmate number and you will be fingerprinted. Then, any personal property you have will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
They will let you make a phone call in order to talk to a family member, friend, or loved-on.
If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jumpsuit.
Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged takes between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get discharged. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether you have a cash bond amount or if the judge still needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will 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, plan to get released in the morning.
Dekalb County Jail Visitation
In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s full name to the Dekalb County Jail before you can visit. Your visitor’s information will be entered in a log of visitors as an authorized visitor. All visitors is required to provide proof of identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Dekalb County Jail frequently change, so you should call the official Dekalb County Jail at (615) 597-4043 before you go.
|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 someone at the Dekalb County Jail you must first be added to this person’s visitation list.
Make sure to take your up to date government issued ID or valid driver’s license when you go to visit or you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No mobile phones at Dekalb County Jail, and you will be searched before entering. Personal belongings are not allowed. Anyone probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must get the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent prior to a visit. Usually is not approved.
If the visitor is younger than 18 years of age 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 old and is not a family member of the inmate, this 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 Dekalb County Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Dekalb County 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.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Dekalb County Jail:
Dekalb County Jail
100 South Public Square
Smithville, TN 37166
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Dekalb County Jail
100 South Public Square
Smithville, TN 37166
The mail policy at the Dekalb County Jail can change, so you should double check the the Dekalb County Jail website when you send a letter.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Dekalb County 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 Dekalb County 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 believe you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the DeKalb County court website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, 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 jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and these records are available to anyone.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file containing a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in the court case. You can access your court records via the internet, or at the DeKalb County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Every state maintains records of people’s criminal past. These online databases are all connected so you can track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.
A criminal history search you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes, drug offenses, kidnapping, sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault, violent crimes, or property crimes like theft or larceny.
Money & Commissary
The process for sending money to people in jail change frequently, so be sure to check the Dekalb County Jail website when send funds to someone in jail there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Dekalb County 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 Dekalb County Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (615) 597-4043 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 Dekalb County Jail store. Inmates can buy several different things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably need to use the commissary every day, and any infractions will cause you to lose commissary privileges.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different products that inmates can purchase if they have sufficient funds in their trust account. These products include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, as well as personal hygiene products including 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 Dekalb County Jail inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are typically more costly than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone calls could be reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.
Phone Number: (615) 597-4043
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have a monopoly at every facility that they operate the phone services for, which means that they they control the prices. The money these phone service providers make off of all 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 Dekalb County Jail. The rates 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 state prisons and local jails figuring out how to lower your inmates phone charges is more difficult. ArrestedResources.com is an expert in keeping up 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. In some cases, we will not be able to save you any money, and therefore we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In cases like this, the jail has set their phone call rates in a way that nobody will be able to save you money.
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