Alexander County Detention Center – Taylorsville, NC

Alexander County Detention Center is in Alexander County and is the main correctional facility for this county. Do you know somebody in jail at Alexander County Detention Center? This guide will tell you all about everything a person needs to know about Alexander County Detention Centersuch as the following: Find an inmate at Alexander County Detention Center. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Alexander County court information. And more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to give you info you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, just ask them, and also any tips or comments that would help other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Alexander County Detention Center
91 Commercial Park Avenue
Taylorsville, NC 28681

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 828-632-4658
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and need to contact them?

Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

To find out who is in jail at Alexander County Detention Center you should visit their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Alexander County Detention Center Inmate Roster is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find information on anyone arrested and processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find the information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for is at a different jail you can check our guide to other North Carolina jails: North Carolina County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photo, is a photo taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the pictures, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be found online, or you can view them at the Alexander County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to put in their first and last name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot removed from the Alexander County Detention Center site? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re locked up, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount will be determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and until then you are not permitted to leave town.

Typically, a prisoner at Alexander County Detention Center will be given early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to stay jail each day after work, or you may be allowed to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set depends on the seriousness of your charges. You will need to post 10% of the amount that was determined so you can be released. If you don’t go to court, that person will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You must call the Alexander County Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Alexander County Detention Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, it is really easy if you have the money. First, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will request to use your personal assets as collateral.

To contact a bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a bail bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, 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
  • Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • House Arrest
  • Get 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 these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer a bunch of questions, like your full legal name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone so you can talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did it take to get through intake? How were you treated? Can you tell us secrets that might help other people that get arrested make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process can take between 15 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the judge must decide on the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the date of your release, plan to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must report to start a sentence, you really should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they find one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or your ID, prescription medication, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will go into the log as an Authorized visit. All visitors must provide proof of identification. Anyone arriving late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so double-check the official Alexander County Detention Center 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 . Jail phone calls are typically more costly than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or totally denied.

Phone Number: 828-632-4658

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail is opened and read and inspected by the officers at the jail, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Alexander County Detention Center is:

Alexander County Detention Center
91 Commercial Park Avenue
Taylorsville, NC 28681

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Alexander County Detention Center
91 Commercial Park Avenue
Taylorsville, NC 28681


The mail policy at Alexander County Detention Center is always changing, so it would be best to check the official Alexander County Detention Center site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call them. You might be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and show you the way through the legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on this, click: How to Find an Attorney in Alexander County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender has access to independent investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

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

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records are comprised of a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You are able to access court records using the website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records relating to your case are kept at Alexander County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that will preside over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, which include setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will consider when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Keep in mind that you can request to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you must go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do this, you need to access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person 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, you can access arrest warrants online or call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered and listed 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 view this information online, but you should know that you will not get the actual address, but only the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a court docket and any of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You are able to access your court records on their website, or at the Alexander County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of people’s criminal background. These state databases are all linked so you can track criminal convictions from another state. Go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, in most cases will not see if they has had:

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

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Alexander County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Alexander County Detention Center is very scary, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required 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 Alexander County Detention Center, 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 Alexander County Detention Center 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 people in jail can change, so we suggest that you review the official website before you send any funds.

    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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Alexander County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Alexander County Detention Center, 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 Alexander County Detention Center

    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 Alexander County Detention Center? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

    If your answer is yes, then please tell us about it. Write down your experience so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in what you write:

    • Conditions in Alexander County Detention Center.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to talk to somebody you met when you were locked up? Write your message below.

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