Carroll County House Of Corrections – Ossipee, NH

Carroll County House Of Corrections is in Carroll County, New Hampshire and is the main jail for the region. Know someone locked up at Carroll County House Of Corrections? This site gives you info about everything you might want to know about Carroll County House Of Corrections,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Carroll County House Of Corrections? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Carroll County House Of Corrections intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give information and tips that you need to make the process easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask them, and also any tips or comments that could be a benefit to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Carroll County House Of Corrections
30 County Farm Road
Ossipee, NH 3864

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 603-539-5125
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and want to contact them?

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to look up who is in jail at Carroll County House Of Corrections you have to go to their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Carroll County House Of Corrections Inmate List has information on persons who are in jail, which includes status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. You can also get information for anybody arrested and processed or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get their inmate information faster if you enter the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for may be at a different jail you can check our New Hampshire county jail guide: Other County Jails in New Hampshire


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photo, is a photo that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. They take one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are on the Carroll County House Of Corrections website, or you can view them at the Carroll County House Of Corrections. When viewing online you need to enter the name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken down from the Carroll County House Of Corrections site? This is difficult, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail will be set by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you must agree to be in court on your court date, and you can’t travel out of the county.

Typically, a prisoner are given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to go back to jail each day when you’re finished working, or you might get to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You or someone you know will have to pay 10 percent of the total set in order to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever posted your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail must call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, it is easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and usually with a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will in most cases require that they use assets as collateral.

To find a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Carroll County House Of Corrections

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Released For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer some basic questions, like what is your full legal name, street address, birthdate and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the phone so you can contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process takes anywhere between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster you can post bail, the faster you will get released. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate must figure out 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 completed your jail sentence and have a discharge date, you should expect to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to report to start a sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Just bring allowed items when you go, such as a driver’s license or even ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will go in a log of visitors as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor must provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors arriving late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so make sure that you check the official site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are much more costly than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone calls could be reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: 603-539-5125

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write the name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send a box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail will be opened and read and examined by the jail staff, and will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Carroll County House Of Corrections is:

Carroll County House Of Corrections
30 County Farm Road
Ossipee, NH 3864

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Carroll County House Of Corrections
30 County Farm Road
Ossipee, NH 3864


The inmate mail policy at Carroll County House Of Corrections changes frequently, so be sure to visit the official website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member find an attorney when you call. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on how to find an attorney, click: How to Find a Lawyer in Carroll County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real attorneys, members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

All court records are public records. Court records contain a case file containing a docket and each of the documents filed in the course of your case. You are able to access court records with the internet service, or at the Carroll County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Carroll County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records associated with your court case are kept and available to you at Carroll County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the costs from your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Carroll County court magistrate is the person that presides over your court case. Magistrate judges do a number of different things, which include deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with the defendant’s background information and details of the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you are allowed to ask to receive a copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you must go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

To find this out you will have to visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the Carroll County court website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are in the public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by going to the Carroll County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these listings on the website, but remember that you will not see the actual address, but rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal background. These online databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to county courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t be able to find out if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Carroll County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in the Carroll County jail is no fun, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at six in the morning, and then roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Carroll County House Of Corrections, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Carroll County House Of Corrections uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    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.

    The rules for sending funds to someone in jail at Carroll County House Of Corrections changes, so we suggest that you check the site before send money to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Carroll County House Of Corrections

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Carroll County House Of Corrections, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Carroll County House Of Corrections

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If you have, then please write a review about it. Write about your jail experience so that others will know what to expect.

    Things you could include in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to throw a shout out to somebody you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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