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Bedford County Workhouse
203 Lane Parkway
Shelbyville, TN 37160

931-684-4566

The Bedford County Workhouse is the main jail in Bedford County Tennessee. While the police in the cities and towns in Bedford County can arrest and detain offenders, the Bedford County Workhouse is the facility that is accredited by Tennessee to hold inmates for more than 72 hours.

The Bedford County Workhouse, located at:
203 Lane Parkway
Shelbyville, TN 37160 
can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 931-684-4566.

The main reason that people call 931-684-4566 is to find out if a particular person is in custody, although you can look up an inmate online by going here. You can also get answers to whatever questions about an inmate, and the services for Bedford County Workhouse that you may have by clicking on any of the questions below:

How to search for an inmate?
Can you look up an inmate’s mugshot?
How do you look up an offender’s criminal charges, bond or inmate number?
How do you visit an inmate?
What are the visitation hours?
Can you visit inmates in Bedford County by video from home?
How do you get phone calls from an inmate?
Can you send mail, books, or newspapers to an inmate?
How do you send an inmate money?
Does Bedford County Workhouse have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Bedford County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Bedford County Workhouse has approximately 2120 bookings, with a daily average of 106 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 26.

Inmates in this jail range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape, and murder. Therefore, given the mix of potentially dangerous inmates, the security level is very high. 

The Bedford County Workhouse is equipped with a state-of-the-art locking system, closed circuit cameras covering every area where inmates are located, and jail staff that utilize a communication system that keeps each of the guards and civilian staff in constant contact. 

Guards that circulate in the same general area of the inmates are armed with eye-blinding mace that will turn an inmate having a violent outburst into a weeping child. They also carry stun weapons, short clubs, flashlights that have dual use as both a light source and as a weapon, and handcuffs. Guards at entrances and in areas not frequented by inmates are armed with various firearms. The goal of such tight security is to keep both the staff and the inmates safe.

For other jails in Bedford County, jails in neighboring counties, and local police jails and juvenile detention centers for young offenders under age 18 in this county, click here.

Unlike the Tennessee Department of Corrections, where inmates are sent once convicted of a crime and sentenced to a period of more than a year, the Bedford County Jail System is populated by short-term offenders; those who have just been arrested and awaiting to be bonded out by friends or family, those who cannot afford or get bailed and are awaiting trial, or those who have already been convicted of a crime and sentenced to a term of less than one year. Many of the latter inmates become ‘workers’, who can reduce their sentence by performing jail maintenance or working in the kitchen. An upside to being a worker is they also get paid a small stipend so when they get released, they have a few dollars in their pocket.

When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the Tennessee Department of Corrections or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  

Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the Bedford County Workhouse. 

Illegal immigrants convicted of a state or federal crime will first do their time, then may be transferred into ICE custody for deportation.

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Bedford County Workhouse

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Bedford County do the following:

1. Enroll in an account with Securus Technologies.

2. Choose one of three account types, Securus Debit, Advance Connect or Direct Bill.
3. Choose [facility_name_1}, then connect with your inmate.
4. If you have any questions, call Securus: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591.

To find out fees, how to's, calling times, limits on phone calls and other systems Securus has do that you can communicate with your Bedford County inmate, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your inmate's phone calls are recorded and stored. It is advised not to discuss their pending case.


 

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Bedford County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Bedford County Workhouse follow these steps:

  • Register with correctpay by creating an account.
  • Select Tennessee, then select Bedford County Workhouse, and then the inmate you want to send money to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to send, and input your payment method.
  • You can deposit money four ways:
  • Deposit online at correctpay.com.
  • Deposit at the VendEngine kiosk in the Bedford County Workhouse lobby.
  • Deposit over the phone 24/7 at 855-836-3364
  • Deposit through their iOS or Android app.

For all information on how to Send Money to an inmate's account, what the fees are, how long it takes to hit their account and more, check out our full money and commissary guide for Bedford County Workhouse.


 

How to Have Remote Video Visits and 'At the Jail' Visits with an Inmate in Bedford County

To register and sign up for a remote visitation account with correctpay.com to communicate with your Bedford County Workhouse inmate, follow the instructions below:

Bedford County Workhouse uses the services of correctpay.com (aka JailFunds) for you to schedule and visit your inmate via remote video visitation.

You can ‘video visit’ your inmate one of three ways:

  • Visit from your home computer.
  • Visit from the correctpay VendEngine Kiosk in the Bedford County Workhouse lobby.
  • Visit by using the JailFunds iphone or Android app

Go here to begin the process to schedule a visit.

  • Register by creating an account here.
  • Add a payment method.
  • Select Tennessee
  • Select Bedford County Workhouse
  • Select your inmate
  • Schedule a visit.

24/7 Customer Service - 855-836-3364

For all the information on remote video visits and 'at the jail' visitation for Bedford County Workhouse, including fees, schedules, how it works and more, check out our Visit Inmate Page.


 

How Do Inmates in Bedford County Workhouse Get Money to Make Phone Calls?
 

To send money to an inmate in order to make phone calls in Bedford County Workhouse, follow these steps:

1. Register with correctpay online, the money depositing service used by Bedford County Workhouse, or call Customer Service at 855-836-3364. They are open 24/7.

2. Once registered, select Tennessee, then Bedford County Workhouse, then the inmate you want to send money to.
3. Choose an amount, then a payment method (any major credit or debit card in your name), and then send.

NOTE: There is a cost to use this service... usually no more than 5%. The link below has all the information you need to know.

For all the information regarding phone calls with Bedford County inmates; what phone service they use, calling cards information, the rules, policies, fees, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

How to Send Commissary Money to an Inmate in Bedford County

To send commissary money to an inmate's account in Bedford County Workhouse follow these steps:

You can deposit money four different ways:

  • Deposit online at correctpay.com.
  • Deposit at the VendEngine kiosk in the Bedford County Workhouse lobby.
  • Deposit over the phone 24/7 at 855-836-3364
  • Deposit through their iOS or Android app.

correctpay.com Contact, Help and FAQ

24/7 Customer Service - 855-836-3364
Frequently Asked Questions

For all information, tips and available items for send money and for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Bedford County Workhouse check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Bedford County.


 

How to Send a Secure Email or Text Message to an Inmate in Bedford County

To send a secure email message and digital photos to an inmate in Bedford County Workhouse follow these steps:

  • Register with correctpay by creating an account.
  • Select Tennessee, then select Bedford County Workhouse, and then the inmate you want to send your message to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to spend, and input your payment method. The funds can also be used by the inmate to send a message back to you.
  • NOTE: All messages between you and your inmate will be permanently recorded and seen by the staff and could be used against your inmate in court... So be careful what you write.
  • Uploading photos to Inmate’s email
    Make sure the file size is less than 5MB.
    Also make sure your file is a .jpg, .jpeg or .gif.

For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in Bedford County Workhouse and send them photos, check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Bedford County. 
24/7 Customer Service - 855-836-3364


 

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Bedford County Workhouse

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Bedford County Workhouse supervised their own phone system, mail system, visitation, commissary and inmate money deposit systems. Jails throughout the United States are now partnering with high tech companies to provide and manage these servives for them and the jail in Bedford County is no different.

Everything from video calls, to messages to visitation, and even digital mail and money deposits can be done from your home computer or personal device. Inmates in Bedford County Workhouse, if they don't already, will soon have their own personal tablets for watching movies, TV shows, access to educational and and legal information, and more.

As Bedford County Workhouse adds these services, JAILEXCHANGE will add them to our pages, helping you access the services and answering your questions about how to use them and what they cost.

You can check out this information now by going to the: Family Info page, Visit Inmate page, Inmate Mail page, Inmate Phone page, Send Money page, Inmate Bail page, Mugshots page, Text/Email an Inmate page, Commissary page, Remote Visits page, or the Tablet Rental page. 

Bedford County Workhouse

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Tennessee Bedford 106


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

203 Lane Parkway
Shelbyville, TN 37160


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INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
c/o Bedford County Workhouse
203 Lane Parkway
Shelbyville, TN 37160


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Bedford County Workhouse in Tennessee?
There are 106 inmates in the Bedford County Workhouse in Tennessee. While that is what they are approved to have incarcerated at any one time, they have on occasion had to add additional beds, even having inmates sleep on the floor when overcrowding becomes an issue. When possible, Bedford County Workhouse will temporarily transfer some inmates to a neighboring facility, or if necessary, release some offenders from custody. Learn more about how to search for a specific inmate in the Bedford County Workhouse.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Bedford County Workhouse in Tennessee every year?
In 2021, a total of 2120 offenders were booked into the Bedford County Workhouse in Tennessee. That is less than previous years, mostly due to restrictions related to the COVID pandemic. As of April 2022, the number of arrests and bookings are returning to normal, which means they are running higher than 2021. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Bedford County Workhouse.

How many people work at the Bedford County Workhouse in Tennessee?
The Bedford County Workhouse maintains a staff of approximately 26. Staff positions include correction officers, maintenance, clerical, kitchen workers and management. Tennessee law allows for inmates to work alongside the paid staff during their incarceration, saving the facility money. Even though the inmates are paid, the cost is less than 15% of what a normal worker from the outside would be paid.

Does the Bedford County Workhouse in Tennessee have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Bedford County Workhouse in Tennessee has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Bedford County Workhouse. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Bedford County Workhouse INMATE LIST'. After clicking on the link, type in the offender's name and then click 'search'. You can always call and speak to someone on the staff at 931-684-4566 if you are have further questions. In most cases the Inmate Roster provides information about the inmate's bond, criminal charges, mugshot, and even their release date, as long as they are not being sent to a Tennessee prison or the US Bureau of Prisons to serve a sentence that is longer than one year.

What is the address and phone number of the Bedford County Workhouse in Tennessee?
The Bedford County Workhouse address and phone number is: 203 Lane Parkway
Shelbyville, TN 37160. Their phone number is 931-684-4566. To find out the address for sending an inmate mail, sending newspapers, magazines or care packages, learn more about how to mail an inmate in the Bedford County Workhouse.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Bedford County Workhouse, such as visitation policy and schedule, how the inmate phone system works, emailing an inmate, and sending them money to buy things in commissary?
Here is where you get direct access to all the information you need for Bedford County Workhouse inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Bedford County Workhouse. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Bedford County Workhouse. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Bedford County Workhouse. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Bedford County Workhouse. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Bedford County Workhouse. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Bedford County Workhouse.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Bedford County Workhouse?
Call 931-684-4566 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Bedford County Workhouse. A bond is set according to a court-approved schedule. You will either have to pay a cash bail, or put up a private, surety or a property bond to guarantee to the court that the defendant will return on their assigned court date. Learn more about how to bail or bond out an inmate in the Bedford County Workhouse.

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