Strafford County Department Of Corrections – Dover, NH

Strafford County Department Of Corrections is located in Strafford County, NH and is the correctional facility for the region. Are you looking for somebody in Strafford County Department Of Corrections? This guide tells you about anything a person needs to know about Strafford County Department Of Correctionssuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Strafford County Department Of Corrections intake procedures. Strafford County court information. And lots more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you information and tips that you’ll need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and any comments or tips that could be a benefit to others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Strafford County Department Of Corrections
266 County Farm Rd
Dover, NH 3820

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 603-742-3310
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and want to find them?

Do you know a family member or friend who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to search who’s in jail at Strafford County Department Of Corrections you need to visit their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Strafford County Department Of Corrections Inmate List is a list of persons who are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can find the same information on anyone arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member may be in a different jail you will want to check the other New Hampshire county jails in our New Hampshire County Jail Guide: New Hampshire County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photograph, is the photo that the jail takes during jail intake processing. They take one frontal photo and a side photo. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

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Mugshotes of Strafford County Department Of Corrections prisoners can be seen online, or you can go in person to the Strafford County Department Of Corrections. When viewing online you need to enter the prisoner’s full name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken down from the Strafford County Department Of Corrections site? This is difficult, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about getting out. After booking, a bail amount will be decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you are required to agree to show up for court, and you are not permitted to go out of town.

In most cases, a prisoner will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to stay the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you may be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay depends on the seriousness of your charges. Someone will have to post 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the Strafford County Department Of Corrections. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it’s really easy. First of all, you need to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you won’t be able to get a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman may ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Strafford County

Have you ever used the services of bail bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer some questions, such as what is your legal name, address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If so, please share your experience so others can benefit from your story. How long did it take to get through intake? How did the guards treat you? Do you know any things that will help other people that get arrested to get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process can take anywhere between 10 minutes to all day. So, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. Also, it depends on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a release date, you should plan to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you must start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell them that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if there is one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring allowed items when you go, like your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. Your visitors will go in a Visiting log as an approved visitor. All visitors has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Strafford County Department Of Corrections visitation procedures frequently change, so you should visit the official jail site before go to the jail to 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 . These phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or forbidden.

Phone Number: 603-742-3310

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other type of mail delivery. You have to write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail gets opened and read and inspected by the staff, and will get sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Strafford County Department Of Corrections is:

Strafford County Department Of Corrections
266 County Farm Rd
Dover, NH 3820

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Strafford County Department Of Corrections
266 County Farm Rd
Dover, NH 3820


The mail policy can change, so you should visit the the Strafford County Department Of Corrections website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have particular rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

For more info on how to find a lawyer, click: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They contain a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents in the case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case using the internet service, or by going to the Strafford County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Strafford County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records relating to your case are available at the Strafford County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that rules on your case in court. They do several different things, like determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to ask to get a copy of the report prior to sentencing, and correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, which include community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date to report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

You can you will have to query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

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

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be a court order. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see sex offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, just the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file that includes a court docket and all of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access court records on the internet, or at the Strafford County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal past. These online databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you will not find out if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Strafford County jail is very scary, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine. Expect an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. Following breakfast you will 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 Strafford 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 Strafford 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 people in jail is likely to change, so we suggest that you check the the Strafford County Department Of Corrections website when you send money to an inmate 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Strafford County Department Of Corrections

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Strafford 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 Strafford 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:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims 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 been incarcerated at this jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If you have, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about your experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    What to put in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Strafford County Department Of Corrections? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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