Coos County Department Of Corrections – Lancaster, NH

Coos County Department Of Corrections is located in Coos County, New Hampshire and is the jail for this region. Looking for someone in jail at Coos County Department Of Corrections? This guide tells you information about anything you might need to know about Coos County Department Of Correctionssuch as the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court records. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to offer information and advice you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any tips or comments that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Coos County Department Of Corrections
55 School Street
Lancaster, NH 3584

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 603-788-5598
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and want to contact them?

Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to search who is in jail at Coos County Department Of Corrections you will need to go to their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Coos County Department Of Corrections Inmate Search has information on persons who are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you can find information about anybody arrested and booked or discharged in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate their inmate information more quickly if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member is in another county jail you can check our guide to other New Hampshire jails: New Hampshire Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photograph, is the picture that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a side-view photo. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the photos, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed on the website, or you can see them in person at the Coos County Department Of Corrections. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to put in the person’s legal name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot erased from the Coos County Department Of Corrections site? This is difficult, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you are required to agree to go to your court date, and until that day you are not allowed to leave town.

In most cases, a prisoner will earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to return to jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you might have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay depends on the seriousness of your crime. You will have to put up ten percent of the total set before you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that bail 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 you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Coos County Department Of Corrections site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, it is really easy. First, you need to know if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman might request to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a local bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer some simple questions, such as what is your full legal name, home address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process will take between 15 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get out of jail. Also, it depends on if you’ve been given a cash bond or if the judge needs to determine the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a discharge date, expect to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if you do, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring approved items with you, for example a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be entered in the visitors log as an authorized visitor. All visitors is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so make sure that you review the official jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are typically more costly than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls might get reduced or eliminated completely.

The Coos County Department Of Corrections phone number is: 603-788-5598

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. You should write the name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter. Don’t mail a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and inspected by the staff, and will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Coos County Department Of Corrections:

Coos County Department Of Corrections
55 School Street
Lancaster, NH 3584

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Coos County Department Of Corrections
55 School Street
Lancaster, NH 3584


The mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to visit the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and guide you through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more information about this, click here: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys who are admitted to the New Hampshire State Bar Association and are completely licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Coos County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records include a court case file containing a docket and every documents and motions filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case via the website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Coos County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the jury’s verdict. All records associated with your court case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge who presides on your case. They do several different things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will consider when determining a sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, their family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Keep in mind that you should request to get a copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply just access the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry online or call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Coos County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these listings on the internet, but bear in mind that you can’t get the actual address, rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and all of the filings and documents filed in the case. You can access your court records online, or at the Coos County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of people’s criminal background. These state databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

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

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases won’t discover if that person had:

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

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Coos County,the Coos County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Coos County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Coos County Department Of Corrections is quite unpleasant, eventually you will settle into the daily routine there. All inmates get a wake-up alarm at 6:00AM, and then roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. Following 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 Coos County Department 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 Coos County Department 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 procedure to send funds to inmates at Coos County Department Of Corrections changes, so be sure to double check the the Coos County Department Of Corrections website when you send funds to an inmate.

    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 Coos County Department Of Corrections

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Coos County Department 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 Coos County Department Of Corrections

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to 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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have 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 at Coos County Department Of Corrections? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If yes, then please write your review about it. Write down your experience so other people can find out what to expect.

    What to put in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Click here to tell your story about Coos County Department Of Corrections

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to throw a shout out to someone you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

    Post a message to people still locked up at Coos County Department Of Corrections

    Links and Resources

    Main Coos County Department Of Corrections Link
    Coos County Department Of Corrections Inmate Search Link
    Coos County Department Of Corrections Mugshots
    Coos County Department Of Corrections Bail Amount Link

    Coos County Department Of Corrections Visitation Policy Link
    Coos County Department Of Corrections Mail Policy
    Locate an inmate at Coos County Department Of Corrections
    Coos County Department Of Corrections Warrant Inquiry
    Coos County Department Of Corrections Arrests
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Coos County Department Of Corrections
    Coos County Department Of Corrections Employment


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