Anson County Jail – Wadesboro, NC

Anson County Jail is in Anson County, North Carolina and is the jail for this region. Do you know somebody in Anson County Jail? This site will tell you information about anything you might want to know about Anson County Jail: How to locate an inmate at Anson County Jail. How to view Anson County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Anson County Jail intake procedures. Anson County court information. And much much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you information and tips you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have questions, just ask them, and any feedback or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Anson County Jail
119 N. Washington Street
Wadesboro, NC 28170

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (704) 694-4188
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Has someone who has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

To see who is in jail at Anson County Jail you will have to navigate to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Anson County Jail Inmate Search is a list of people currently in custody, which includes current status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. You can get the same information about anyone processed or released within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information more quickly if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for might be at another county jail you should check our North Carolina county jail guide: List of all jails in North Carolina


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake picture, is a picture taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one and a side-view photo. Your full name and booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are on the Anson County Jail website, or you can see them at the Anson County Jail. When viewing online you have to input the legal name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot taken down from the Anson County Jail site? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the many different 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

Obviously, once you’re in jail, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, bail is determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you must promise to go to your court date, and in the meantime you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.

Typically, prisoners at Anson County Jail will be given early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will be required to go back to the jail at the end of the day after work, or you could have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the seriousness of your crime. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was set in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, whoever posted your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the Anson County Jail. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it is easy if you have the money. First of all, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person 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 the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman may use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

If you need a local bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer some basic questions, such as what is your full name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call so you can call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, if not you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged can take anywhere between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will get discharged from jail. Also, it depends on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if a judge needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a discharge date, plan to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed with you, for example a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered into the visitors log as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
The Anson County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so we suggest that you double-check the official Anson County Jail jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are generally pricier than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or cut altogether.

The Anson County Jail phone number is: (704) 694-4188

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other type of delivery. Clearly write the name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not mail a package or box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and read and examined by the jail officers, and the mail will get sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Anson County Jail
119 N. Washington Street
Wadesboro, NC 28170

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Anson County Jail
119 N. Washington Street
Wadesboro, NC 28170


The Anson County Jail inmate mail policy is always changing, so be sure to double check the site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these being that you have the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer when you call. You may be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the complicated legal system in Anson County. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about how to find a lawyer, click here: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are admitted to the North Carolina State Bar Association and are legally licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Anson County court records are a matter of public record. Court records are comprised of a case file containing a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions filed during your court case. You can access court records using the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges associated with your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Anson County court magistrate is the judge who presides on your court case. Magistrates do several different things, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with information about your background and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will take into account when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to request to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to go to the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the Anson County jail website or you can call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access these offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you will not see the exact address, just the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a court case file that contains a court docket and all documents filed in the court case. You are able to access your court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked and you can track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to county courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

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

During a criminal records search, you will not see if someone has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Anson County,the Anson County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in the Anson County jail is very scary, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00AM, and then roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Anson 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 Anson 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 procedure to send money to people in jail might change, so you should review the the Anson County Jail website when you send funds to an inmate.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Anson County Jail

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

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your jail experience so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you could write in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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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? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Anson County Jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Trying to reconnect with somebody you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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