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Lake County Jail Information
109 South Court Street
Tiptonville, TN 38079
Phone: (731) 253-7791
The Lake County Jail is located at 109 South Court Street in Tiptonville, TN and is a medium security county jail operated by the Lake County Sheriff’s Department.This site will tell you info about anything you might need to know about the Lake County Jail, such as how to locate an inmate, the jail’s phone number and address, intake procedures, court information, and much more.
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The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information and tips that you’ll need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and any comments or tips that would help others is welcome.
Lake County Jail Inmate Search
Do you know someone that is incarcerated and want to locate them? Do you know a family member or friend who has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?
To find out who’s in jail at the Lake County Jail you will need to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Lake County Jail Inmate Lookup is a roster of individuals currently in custody, which includes custody status, and visiting schedule. You can also get the same information on anybody booked or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to get the information faster if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.
Lake County Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake process at the Lake County Jail takes you through the following steps:
You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
The first step is that you must answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your legal name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact person, and also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history. Next, you will be issued an inmate ID and you will be fingerprinted. Then, all personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
You will get to make a phone call so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or loved one.
If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, if not you you will be given a jail uniform.
When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail may take between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the faster you will get discharged. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether or not you have a cash bond or if a magistrate must decide on how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a release date, you should expect to get discharged that morning.
Lake County Jail Visitation
Inmates must provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the Lake County Jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will be put into the visitation log as an authorized visitor. All visitors will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures change often, so we suggest that you call the facility at (731) 253-7791 before you go to the jail to visit.
|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 Lake County Jail you have to first be on the inmate’s approved visitation list.
Make sure to bring your valid driver’s license or government issued ID when you go to visit because you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No phones at Lake County Jail, and you will be searched before you can visit. No personal belongings. Anybody probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must obtain the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer before visiting. This kind of visitation is not 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, 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 Lake County Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Lake 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.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Lake County Jail, use this address:
Lake County Jail
109 South Court Street
Tiptonville, TN 38079
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Lake County Jail
109 South Court Street
Tiptonville, TN 38079
The inmate mail policy at the Lake County Jail changes, so you should double check the site 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 Lake 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 Lake 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 think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry online or call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Lake County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are public record and the information is accessible to anyone.
Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file that contains a court docket and all of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access court records online, or at the Lake County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.
Each state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These databases are all linked and you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include, drug offenses such as possession or trafficking, kidnapping, sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault, violent crimes like assault or murder, or theft.
Money & Commissary
The procedure to send money to someone in jail is likely to change, so double check the Lake County Jail site before you send any money.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Lake 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 Lake County Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (731) 253-7791 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 Lake County Jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Remember that you will most likely need to buy things from the commissary daily, and any infractions will cause you to lose commissary privileges.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different items that inmates can purchase if they have money in their commissary account. These products include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, as well as hygiene products like 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 Lake County Jail 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 you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden completely.
The Lake County Jail phone number is: (731) 253-7791
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have a monopoly at every facility that they have a contract with, which means that they they control how much it costs to make phone calls. The profits 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 Lake County Jail. The prices are posted and there are at least two pricing tiers 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 learning how to lower your inmates phone charges can be more difficult. ArrestedResources.com keeps up to date with all of the changes that affect your inmate’s calling rate and in most cases is able to offer you an inmate calling number that will save you significantly on calling your inmate. In some cases, we won’t be able to save you money on your inmate calls, and therefore we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In these cases, the jail has set their calling prices so high that nobody can save you money.
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