Merrimack County Department Of Corrections – Boscawen, NH

Merrimack County Department Of Corrections is located in Merrimack County, New Hampshire and is the main correctional facility for this region. Are you looking for somebody incarcerated at Merrimack County Department Of Corrections? This page will tell you about anything one might want to know about Merrimack County Department Of Corrections: Find an inmate at Merrimack County Department Of Corrections. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to give you information that you’ll need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have a question, just ask it in the comment section below, and any feedback or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Merrimack County Department Of Corrections
314 Daniel Webster Highway
Boscawen, NH 3303

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 603-796-3600
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and want to locate them?

Has someone that has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Merrimack County Department Of Corrections you need to visit their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Merrimack County Department Of Corrections Inmate Lookup is an online list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find info about anyone who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can locate the information quicker if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

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


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing picture, is a photograph that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a side picture. Your full name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found online, or you can see them in person at the Merrimack County Department Of Corrections. When you search for mugshots online you will have to input their full name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot removed from the Merrimack County Department Of Corrections site? This is difficult, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, a bail amount is determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to show up for court, and until that date you won’t be permitted to leave the county.

In most cases, inmates in the Merrimack County Department Of Corrections can earn time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you could be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount depends on the seriousness of your charges. You will need to pay ten percent of the total that was set in order to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the Merrimack County Department Of Corrections. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it is very simple to do. To start with, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner 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 bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in these cases use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

If you need a bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used a bail bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you have to answer some simple questions, like your legal name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, please share your experience. How long did you have to wait? How were you treated? Can you share any things that might help other people make it through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. This process can take between 10 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will be released. Also, it can depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and have a date of your release, expect to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if there is one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring required items with you, such as your drivers license or state issued ID, prescription medication, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must provide each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will be put in the visitors log as an approved visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Any visitors arriving late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies can change, so we suggest that you visit the official jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates 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, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or cut altogether.

The Merrimack County Department Of Corrections phone number is: 603-796-3600

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail delivery. You should print the name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter. Don’t mail a package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail gets opened and read and examined by the jail administration, and will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Merrimack County Department Of Corrections is:

Merrimack County Department Of Corrections
314 Daniel Webster Highway
Boscawen, NH 3303

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Merrimack County Department Of Corrections
314 Daniel Webster Highway
Boscawen, NH 3303


The mail policy changes often, so we suggest that you review the the Merrimack County Department Of Corrections website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better.

For more detailed information on this subject, visit: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real lawyers, admitted to the New Hampshire State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Merrimack County court records are a matter of public record. Court records are comprised of a file with a docket sheet and each of the documents that have been filed. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case using the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Merrimack County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents related to your case are held at the Merrimack County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that will preside over your case in court. Magistrate judges do a number of different things, like setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the defendant’s background and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will consider when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Bear in mind that you should request to get your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?

You can you need to go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can check court records on the website or call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be court orders. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you will not be able to see the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file that contains a court docket and all of the documents and filings filed in the case. You can access court records on the internet, or at the Merrimack County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal background. These state databases are all linked so you can track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to the Merrimack County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive 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 they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases will not be able to find out if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your comments could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Merrimack County,the Merrimack County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Merrimack County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in the Merrimack County jail is no fun, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. You will then get breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Merrimack 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 Merrimack 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 money to inmates at Merrimack County Department Of Corrections is likely to change, so be sure to visit the site 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 Merrimack County Department Of Corrections

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Merrimack 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 Merrimack County Department 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 been a prisoner at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone at Merrimack County Department Of Corrections?

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

    Things you might want to write in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to throw a shout out to a person you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Throw a shoutout to people still locked up at Merrimack County Department Of Corrections

    Links and Resources

    Main Merrimack County Department Of Corrections Link
    Merrimack County Department Of Corrections Inmate Search Link
    View Merrimack County Department Of Corrections Mugshots
    Merrimack County Department Of Corrections Bail Link

    Merrimack County Department Of Corrections Visitation
    Merrimack County Department Of Corrections Jail Mail Link
    Find an inmate at Merrimack County Department Of Corrections
    Merrimack County Department Of Corrections Warrant Inquiry Link
    Merrimack County Department Of Corrections Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Merrimack County Department Of Corrections
    Merrimack County Department Of Corrections Employment


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