Carteret County Detention Center – Beaufort, NC

Carteret County Detention Center is in Carteret County and is the jail for that area. Looking for somebody locked up at Carteret County Detention Center? This site tells you all about everything you might need to know about Carteret County Detention Center,such as: How to locate an inmate at Carteret County Detention Center. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to give advice and information you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and please leave any tips or comments that could help others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Carteret County Detention Center
304 Craven Street. P.O. Drawer 239
Beaufort, NC 28516

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (252) 504-4832
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and need to find them?

Do you know a friend or family member that has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to see who is in jail at Carteret County Detention Center you should go to their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Carteret County Detention Center Inmate List is an online list of people who are in jail, including current status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. You can also find the same information on anyone arrested and booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can get the information quicker if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for may be locked up at a different jail you can check our North Carolina county jail guide: List of all county jails in North Carolina


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photograph, is the picture taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one full face and one profile photo. Your name and jail booking number will be on the photos, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed on the website, or you can see them at the Carteret County Detention Center. When viewing online you need to enter the prisoner’s name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot erased from the Carteret County Detention Center site? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, bail is determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to agree to go to your court date, and you can’t leave town.

Typically, inmates can earn time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to stay jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you may have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount is determined by how serious your crime is. You or someone you know will have to pay ten percent of the total set in order for you to bail out of jail. If you miss court, whoever paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the jail. If you have all the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Carteret County Detention Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, it’s really easy if you have the money. First, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in most cases use assets as collateral for the bond.

To find a local bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You must answer some basic questions, like what is your full legal name, address, date of birth and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, if not you you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process can take from 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will be freed. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether you have a cash bond or if the magistrate has to determine your bail amount. For a minor charge, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a release date, you should plan to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to start a jail sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself in. For a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and let them know that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if so, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or even your ID, prescription medication, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be entered into a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. Each visitor has to provide identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Carteret County Detention Center can change, so make sure that you double-check the official site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are usually pricier than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, phone privileges might get cut back or forbidden.

Phone Number: (252) 504-4832

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other method of delivery. You have to clearly write the name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and inspected by the officers at the jail, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Carteret County Detention Center:

Carteret County Detention Center
304 Craven Street. P.O. Drawer 239
Beaufort, NC 28516

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Carteret County Detention Center
304 Craven Street. P.O. Drawer 239
Beaufort, NC 28516


The Carteret County Detention Center inmate mail policy changes often, so we suggest that you visit the official Carteret County Detention Center site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have rights, the first of which is your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the legal system in Carteret County. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more information about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read our guide: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law in North Carolina.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They are comprised of a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access court records with the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Carteret County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records from your court case are available at Carteret County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs from your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your case. Magistrates do a number of different things, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will take into account when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, their family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Remember that you should ask to receive your own copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you can correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from 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 will either be immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you must report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To do this, you will have to go to the Carteret County jail website, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the court records online or call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Carteret County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. An arrest is public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view sex offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you will not be able to find the actual address, but only the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file that contains a docket and all of the documents and filings filed in the case. You can access court records online, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of a person’s criminal history. These online databases are connected so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, in most cases will not find if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Carteret County,the Carteret County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Carteret County Detention Center is no fun, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine. You will get an alarm to wake up at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will 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 Carteret County Detention Center, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Carteret County Detention Center uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The procedure to send funds to inmates can change, so review the official website when send money to someone in jail 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 Carteret County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Carteret County Detention Center, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Carteret County Detention Center

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to 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 an inmate at Carteret County Detention Center? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever visited someone at Carteret County Detention Center?

    If you have, then you should tell us about it. Write down what you experienced so others will know what to expect.

    What to write in your review:

    • Conditions in Carteret County Detention Center.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Carteret County Detention Center? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to find somebody you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Post a message to someone at Carteret County Detention Center


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  1. Pat C says:

    How do you send money on line to an inmate at carteret jail

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