Cumberland County Jail – Fayetteville, NC

Cumberland County Jail is located in Cumberland County, North Carolina and is the correctional facility for the county. Looking for someone in Cumberland County Jail? This site gives you information about anything a person needs to know about Cumberland County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate at Cumberland County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to give you all the info you need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have questions, just ask it, and please leave any tips or comments that would help other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Cumberland County Jail
131 Dick Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 910-672-5630
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member in jail and don’t know how to contact them?

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

To search who is in jail at Cumberland County Jail you should navigate to their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Cumberland County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. Also, you can find information about anybody arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get the information faster if you have their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be at another jail you will want to check the other North Carolina county jails in our North Carolina County Jail Guide: List of all county jails in North Carolina


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photograph, is a photo taken by the police when you are booked into jail. They take one full face and one profile photo. Your name and booking number will be on the pictures, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen on the website, or you can see them at the Cumberland County Jail. When viewing online you have to input the legal name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken off of the Cumberland County Jail site? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re locked up, your primary thought is about when you get out. After booking, bail will be decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and until that date you won’t be permitted to leave town.

Usually, an inmate in the Cumberland County Jail can earn time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to go back to jail each day after work, or you might be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay is determined by how serious your crime is. You will need to put up ten percent of the total that was set so you can bail out of jail. If you miss court, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Cumberland County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, it’s really easy. To start with, you have to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t accept a check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

You can find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, 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 Programs
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, have to answer a number of questions, like what is your full name, home address, birth date and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should share your experience. How long did it take to get processed? How were you treated? Can you tell us secrets that will help other people get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process takes between 15 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get released. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether you have a cash bond or if a judge must decide on your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a release date, you should expect to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. 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 have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring required items with you, for example your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be put into the visitors log for the inmate. Every visitor has to provide identification. Anyone showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Cumberland County Jail visitation procedures change often, so we suggest that you review the official Cumberland County Jail jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are usually more costly than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on 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 are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 910-672-5630

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail delivery. You have to print the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t send a box or package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail is opened and read and inspected by the officers at the jail, and will get sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Cumberland County Jail is:

Cumberland County Jail
131 Dick Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Cumberland County Jail
131 Dick Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301


The Cumberland County Jail mail policy is always changing, so we suggest that you visit the the Cumberland County Jail website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the legal system in your county. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better your chances.

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

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are actual lawyers who are members of the North Carolina State Bar and are completely licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Cumberland County court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records have a case file containing a docket and each of the motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You have the ability to access court records via the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Cumberland County Clerk of Court is an official part 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 court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence from your case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that rules on your case. Magistrate judges do many different things, like deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will take into account when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim. Be sure to remember that you should request to get a copy of this report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

When 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, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To find this out you need to query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the Cumberland County jail 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 inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, 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, on the phone, go there in person, or look online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered and listed on either a national or state 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 these offenders online, but you should know that you won’t get the street address, just the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file containing a court docket and all filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access your court records online, or at the Cumberland County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal past. These state databases are all linked so you can track criminal histories from any other state. Go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

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

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not discover if someone had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Did you 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 comments may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Cumberland County,the Sheriff 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

    Just the thought of spending time in the Cumberland County jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6am, and then roll call. You will then get breakfast. After breakfast, you will 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 Cumberland 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 Cumberland 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 process for sending money to jail inmates can change, so we suggest that you double check the site when 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

    News

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Cumberland County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Cumberland 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 Cumberland County Jail

    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:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims 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 spent any time in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Cumberland County Jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please write a review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can write in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story about it. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to talk to somebody you met when you were locked up? Throw a shout out to them here.

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