Camden County Jail – Camden, NC

Camden County Jail is in Camden County and is the main jail for this region. Know somebody incarcerated at Camden County Jail? This site gives you about everything you might need to know about Camden County Jail,like: Find an inmate at Camden County Jail. How to view Camden County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And much, much more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to give you information and advice you need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that could help others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Camden County Jail
117 North Nc 343
Camden, NC 27921

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 252-338-5046
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and want to find out where they are?

Has someone who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

In order to see who is in jail at Camden County Jail you will have to visit their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Camden County Jail Inmate Roster has information on people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find the same information about anybody arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can find their arrest information quicker if you have their full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be at another county jail you can check our North Carolina county jail guide: Other County Jails in North Carolina


Mugshots

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

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Camden County Jail prisoners can be seen on the Camden County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Camden County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to input the person’s full name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken down from the Camden County Jail site? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are incarcerated, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount is set by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you must agree to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you are required not to leave town.

In most cases, a prisoner will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to return to jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you might have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount depends on how serious your charges are. You will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was determined in order to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, the person that paid your bail will lose that 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 have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Camden County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, it’s easy. First of all, you need to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you won’t be able to use a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will usually ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To find a bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer some basic questions, such as your full name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged will take between 30 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will get discharged. Also, it depends on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to figure out your bail amount. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the release date, you should expect to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake center, and let them know that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered into a Visiting log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures can change, so you should visit the official Camden County Jail jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

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 . Calls made in jail are typically more expensive than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, phone calls could be reduced or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 252-338-5046

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent via US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of delivery. You have to write the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send a package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail will be opened and reviewed by the jail staff, and the mail will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Camden County Jail:

Camden County Jail
117 North Nc 343
Camden, NC 27921

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Camden County Jail
117 North Nc 343
Camden, NC 27921


The mail policy at Camden County Jail changes frequently, so it would be best to review the site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, the most important of which is your right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on how to find an attorney, visit: How to Find a Lawyer in Camden County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are admitted to the North Carolina State Bar Association and are fully licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. They include a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents and motions filed during your court case. You can access your court case records via the Camden County website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records related to your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs from your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that will preside on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, like setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include your background information and information about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim. Remember you can request to see a copy of this report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

To find this out you should visit the Camden County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • 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 to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants on the website or you can call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like a court order. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered and listed on either a national or state 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 view these listings on the website, but remember that you can’t get the exact address, but only the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file containing a docket and all of the filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access your court records via the internet, or at the Camden County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal history. These databases are linked together and you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to county courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, you generally won’t be able to find out if they had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you call the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Camden County,the Sheriff 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

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Camden County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You should expect an alarm to wake up at about 6:00 AM, and then roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Camden 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 Camden County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The rules for sending funds to someone in jail at Camden County Jail is always changing, so we suggest that you review the the Camden County Jail website before you send money to an inmate there.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Camden County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Camden 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 Camden 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 locked up at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Camden County Jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write down your jail experience so that other people will know what to expect.

    What to write in the review:

    • Conditions in Camden County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to say wassup to someone you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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