Ashe County Jail Detention Center – Jefferson, NC

Ashe County Jail Detention Center is in Ashe County, NC and is the main jail for that county. Do you know somebody in jail at Ashe County Jail Detention Center? This site will tell you all about everything a person needs to know about Ashe County Jail Detention Center,such as: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to offer advice and information you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have a specific question, just ask them, and also any comments or tips that would be a benefit to others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Ashe County Jail Detention Center
140 Government Circle
Jefferson, NC 28640

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (336) 846-5600
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Do you know somebody that’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Ashe County Jail Detention Center you will have to visit their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Ashe County Jail Detention Center Inmate List is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. You can find the same information about anyone booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to locate the information more quickly if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member might be at another jail you can check our guide to other North Carolina jails: North Carolina County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photo, is the picture taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a profile picture. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Ashe County Jail Detention Center inmates can be viewed online, or you can view them at the Ashe County Jail Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you will have to enter the person’s first and last name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot removed from the Ashe County Jail Detention Center site? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, 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, once you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might 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 are released you are required to promise to go to your court date, and in the meantime you won’t be allowed to travel out of the county.

In most cases, an inmate can earn time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to go back to the jail every day after work, or you could have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set depends on the seriousness of your crime. You will have to pay to the courts 10% of the amount set so you can be released. If you miss your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail need to call the Ashe County Jail Detention Center. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Ashe County Jail Detention Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but usually, it’s really easy. To start with, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you won’t be able to use a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will usually ask to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used a bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how things turned 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
  • House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You will answer a bunch of questions, such as your full legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will let you use the telephone to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, please share your experience. How long did it take? How were you treated? Can you tell us things that might help other people to get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. This process will take anywhere between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will be freed. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate must figure out your bail amount. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, you should expect to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and let them know that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring approved items with you, for example your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will be put into the visitors log for the requesting inmate. All visitors has to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Ashe County Jail Detention Center can change, so you should review the 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 with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are generally pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or cut altogether.

Phone Number: (336) 846-5600

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail delivery. Clearly write the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and read and examined by the staff, and the mail will get sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Ashe County Jail Detention Center, use this address:

Ashe County Jail Detention Center
140 Government Circle
Jefferson, NC 28640

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Ashe County Jail Detention Center
140 Government Circle
Jefferson, NC 28640


The Ashe County Jail Detention Center inmate mail policy changes frequently, so we suggest that you visit the official Ashe County Jail Detention Center site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have particular rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the court system in Ashe County. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about this subject, click: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers, members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are public records. Court records include a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records with the online service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents relating to your case are kept at the Ashe County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that will preside on your case in court. They do a number of things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will take into account when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and in some cases the victim. Remember you are able to request to get a copy of this report before sentencing, and make sure that you review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty simple to do, just just visit the jail’s website, and search using:

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the Ashe County jail website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Ashe County jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

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

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file that contains a court docket and any of the documents and filings filed in the case. You can access your court records online, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These databases are all connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not discover if someone has had any moving violations, like:

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

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you call the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Ashe County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Ashe County jail is no fun, in time you will settle into the daily routine. Expect an alarm to wake up every morning at six in the morning, and then roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Ashe County Jail 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 Ashe County Jail 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 someone in jail at Ashe County Jail Detention Center changes, so we suggest that you review the official Ashe County Jail Detention Center site when you send funds to an inmate.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Ashe County Jail Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Ashe County Jail 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 Ashe County Jail 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.

    Tell Your Story


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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 Ashe County Jail Detention Center? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Ashe County Jail Detention Center?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about your experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story about it. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? What about the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Ashe County Jail Detention Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to find out how to get in touch with someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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  1. nathan m says:

    Hey Justin O this your brother Nate just throwing a shout out to ya. And to let ya know we still love ya,and miss ya hang in there bro keep your head up.

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