The process for launching an inmate search in Davidson County could not be simpler. Yes, you will need to start with some preliminary information about the subject of the inquiry. However, in most cases information in response to inmate lookups is offered free of cost and the best part is that these can be used as a base level criminal history investigations.
Whether you are using the Davidson County inmate finder tool offered by the TN DOC or the sheriff's office of the area, you will be told if the offender you are searching for is/was lodged in one of the detention centers managed by these agencies. Typically, the applicant will also be given access to additional data such as the charges under which the accused/convict is being held, his photograph and release/parole dates, etc.
You can find this information about inmates who are being detained in the Davidson County jail, from the local police. For details on convicts who are incarcerated in state detention centers, you will have to connect with the TN Department of Corrections. The internet based tool for Rutherford County jail inmate search is available on the website of the sheriff at http://dcso.nashville.gov/.
You will need the first and the last name of the subject to use this inmate locator service. Along with information on currently detained prisoners, you will also find out about recent bookings. To find the prison inmate search tool for Rutherford County which is offered by the DOC and which can be used to scour through the database of state penitentiaries, you can go to http://www.state.tn.us/correction/.
Both agencies can also be contacted in person for inmate lookups. To get in touch with the local police, you can go to 506 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201 or you could write to PO Box 196383, Nashville, TN 37219-6383. For general inquiries, the sheriff's department can be called at 615-862-8123. The DOC works out of the Rachel Jackson Building, Sixth Floor, 320 Sixth Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0465 and you can call them on 615-741-1000.