Bertie Correctional Institution – Windsor, NC

Bertie Correctional Institution is in Bertie County, NC and is the main jail for this region. Do you know someone at Bertie Correctional Institution? This page will tell you about everything related to Bertie Correctional Institution: Find an inmate at Bertie Correctional Institution. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And everything else.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the advice and information you need to make the process easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any tips or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Bertie Correctional Institution
218 Cooper Hill Rd.
Windsor, NC 27983

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 252-794-8600
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and don’t know how to contact them?

Do you know somebody that has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To search who’s in jail at Bertie Correctional Institution you should visit their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Bertie Correctional Institution Inmate List has information on persons who are in jail, which includes status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find the same information about anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to get their inmate information quicker if you’ve got their name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for may be incarcerated at a different jail you will want to look here, too: Other County Jails in North Carolina


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking picture, is the picture taken by the police when you get booked into jail. They take one and a profile picture. Your full name and booking number will be in the mugshot, and they’re stored.

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Mugshotes of Bertie Correctional Institution prisoners can be searched online, or you can see them in person at the Bertie Correctional Institution. When viewing mugshots online you will need to input the inmate’s name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot removed from the Bertie Correctional Institution site? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re locked up, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you must agree to go to your court date, and until then you are required not to go out of town.

Usually, inmates can earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to return to the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you may get to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail pending trial. Your bail amount depends on the seriousness of your charges. Someone will have to pay 10 percent of the total that was set so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for court, whoever put up your bail money will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you must call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Bertie Correctional Institution site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it is easy. To start with, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. Cash only – they won’t accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases charge a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in most cases ask to use assets as collateral.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a bail bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will answer a number of questions, such as what is your full legal name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will allow you to use the phone so you can get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to wear your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process takes anywhere from 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster you can post bail, the faster you can get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged will depend on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge still needs to determine how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a release date, you should expect to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law 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 believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if so, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring things that are allowed when you go, such as a driver’s license or photo ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will go in the log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies can change, so make sure that you double-check the official Bertie Correctional Institution jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are usually pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated altogether.

The Bertie Correctional Institution phone number is: 252-794-8600

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be mailed using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of delivery. You have to write or type the person’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined by staff, and the mail will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Bertie Correctional Institution, use this address:

Bertie Correctional Institution
218 Cooper Hill Rd.
Windsor, NC 27983

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Bertie Correctional Institution
218 Cooper Hill Rd.
Windsor, NC 27983


The inmate mail policy at Bertie Correctional Institution can change, so be sure to visit the the Bertie Correctional Institution website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, the first of which is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative locate an attorney when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and show you the way through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more info on how to find a lawyer, read our guide: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to handle your case.

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

Court Records

Bertie County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They include a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions in your case. You, and anyone else, can access court records using the website, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records associated with your court case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your court case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that presides over your court case. They do a number of different things, like setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with your background information and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will review when decide your sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Keep in mind that you should ask to see your own copy of the report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, including community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date to go to jail to serve your jail time according to 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 ever been locked up?

To do this, you need to query the Bertie County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the Bertie County court website or you can call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should be clear 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, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered and listed on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see this information on the website, but remember that you can’t see the exact address, but rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file that includes a docket and all documents and filings filed in your case. You can access your court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of people’s criminal past. These state databases are all connected so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally won’t be able to find out if someone had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Bertie County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in the Bertie County jail is no fun, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect an alarm to wake up at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Bertie Correctional Institution, 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 Bertie Correctional Institution 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 people in jail might change, so we suggest that you double check the site before 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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Bertie Correctional Institution

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Bertie Correctional Institution, 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 Bertie Correctional Institution

    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 incarcerated at Bertie Correctional Institution? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Bertie Correctional Institution?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write about your jail experience so that others will know what to expect.

    Things you could write in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Tell Your Story About Bertie Correctional Institution

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    Make some good friends in jail? Need to get in touch with somebody you met when you were locked up? Throw a shout out to them here.

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