Alamance County Jail – Graham, NC

Alamance County Jail is in Alamance County, North Carolina and is the main correctional facility for the county. Know somebody locked up at Alamance County Jail? This page tells you information about anything you might want to know about Alamance County Jail: How to locate an inmate at Alamance County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Alamance County court information. And lots more.

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you advice and information that you’ll need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any tips or comments that might be a benefit to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Alamance County Jail
109 South Maple Street
Graham, NC 27253

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 336-570-6300
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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 need to locate them?

Has a family member or friend that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To look up who is in jail at Alamance County Jail you should navigate to their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Alamance County Jail Inmate Roster has information on people who have been arrested, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. You can find information on anyone processed or released within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find their arrest information quicker if you have their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for might be locked up at a different jail you should look here, too: North Carolina County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photograph, is a photograph that the police take when you get booked into jail. They take one face photo and one profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be found on the Alamance County Jail website, or you can view them at the Alamance County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to put in the inmate’s name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken off of the Alamance County Jail site? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to 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.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, 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

Naturally, if you are incarcerated, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail will be set either by bail schedule or 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 are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and until that date you won’t be allowed to leave the county.

In most cases, inmates will earn time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to stay jail every day after work, or you might get to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay depends on how serious your charges are. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total that was set so you are able to be released. If you fail to show up for your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the Alamance County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Alamance County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, it’s easy. To start with, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you can’t get a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and usually charge a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will ask to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To talk to a local bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you must answer some questions, like your full name, street address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will get to make a phone call 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 wear your own clothes, if not you you will be given a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If so, please tell us how it happened. How long did it take to get through intake? Were you treated fairly? Can you share any things that will help others to get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process may take between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will be freed. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if a magistrate needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a discharge date, plan to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to report to start a sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you go, for example a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to give each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will be put into a Visiting log as an approved visitor. Every visitor has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures change often, so it would be wise to check the official site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are usually more expensive than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 336-570-6300

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail delivery. You should print the person’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not mail a package or box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and read by the jail officers, and the mail will get sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Alamance County Jail:

Alamance County Jail
109 South Maple Street
Graham, NC 27253

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Alamance County Jail
109 South Maple Street
Graham, NC 27253


The Alamance County Jail mail policy can change, so we suggest that you double check the official website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these is your right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you through the criminal justice system. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

For more information about how to find an attorney, click here: How to Find a Lawyer in Alamance County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys that are admitted to the North Carolina State Bar Association and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records are comprised of a file with a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case via the Alamance County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents from your court case are available at the Alamance County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Alamance County court magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your case in court. Magistrate judges do a number of different things, which include setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, their family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember that you can request to see a copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is locked up, or has ever been in jail?

To find this out you will have to go to the jail’s website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can access civil process orders by going to the Alamance County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the website, but remember that you will not see the exact address, but rather the address 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 case file that includes a docket and all filings and documents filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records online, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of people’s criminal past. These online databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:

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

During a criminal records search, usually will not learn if that person has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to call the jail? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Alamance County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Alamance County jail is no fun, you will soon get used to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. Following 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 Alamance County Jail, 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 Alamance County Jail 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 money to someone in jail can change, so check the official website before send funds 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Alamance County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Alamance County Jail, 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 Alamance County Jail

    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 a prisoner in Alamance County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Alamance County Jail?

    If so, then please write a review about it. Write down your jail experience so that other people will know what to expect.

    Things you can include in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Want to find a person you met in jail? Write your message below.

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  1. justine murphy says:

    This message is for VICTOR LAMONT OKELLY I didnt forget you im out her struggling trying to take care o Egypt

  2. Lisa says:

    Hello I hope everthing is going well for you

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