Granville County Detention Center – Oxford, NC

Granville County Detention Center is located in Granville County, North Carolina and is the correctional facility for that area. Looking for someone incarcerated at Granville County Detention Center? This site will tell you info about anything you might need to know about Granville County Detention Centersuch as the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Granville County court information. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to offer information and advice that you’ll need to make the process a lot easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it, and also any comments or tips that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Granville County Detention Center
143 Williamsboro Street
Oxford, NC 27565

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (919) 693-3717
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

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

In order to search who’s in jail at Granville County Detention Center you should navigate to their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Granville County Detention Center Inmate Search has information on persons who have been arrested, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. You can also find the same information for anybody processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information quicker if you enter their name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be in another jail you should look here, too: List of all jails in North Carolina


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photograph, is the picture that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. They take one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your name and intake number will be in the pictures, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Granville County Detention Center prisoners can be seen on the website, or you can go in person to the Granville County Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you will need to input the person’s full name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken down from the Granville County Detention Center site? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to promise to go to your court date, and until then you will not be permitted to leave town.

Typically, inmates will earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will either have to stay jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail pending trial. Your bail amount depends on how serious your crime is. You or someone you know will have to put up ten percent of the total that was determined so you are able to bail out of jail. If you miss court, the person that bailed you out of jail 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 Granville County Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Granville County Detention Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, its really easy if you have the money. First of all, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they won’t take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the person will get released. 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 the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should try a bail bondsman. They will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will in most cases ask to use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

You can find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Granville County Detention Center

Have you ever used a bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through these 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.
  • First, have to answer a number of questions, like your full name, home address, birth date and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, please share your experience. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? What was you treatment like? Can you tell us secrets that could help other people make it through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail can take between 30 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. It also depends on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge must figure out how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the date of your release, you should expect to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail processing area, and let them know that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Just bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will be put into the visitors log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor must provide identification. Visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures can change, so make sure that you review the official Granville County Detention Center jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are usually more expensive than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges may be limited or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: (919) 693-3717

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail delivery. You have to print the inmate’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail will be opened and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Granville County Detention Center is:

Granville County Detention Center
143 Williamsboro Street
Oxford, NC 27565

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Granville County Detention Center
143 Williamsboro Street
Oxford, NC 27565


The Granville County Detention Center mail policy changes often, so we suggest that you review the official Granville County Detention Center site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have particular rights, one of these is your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the criminal justice system. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on how to find a lawyer, click here: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender has access to investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are licensed lawyers, members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Granville 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. Court records contain a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You are able to access court records using the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Granville County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records from your case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The Granville County magistrate is the judge who presides on your court case. Magistrates do several different things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with your background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will consider when determining the sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, his or her family, and in some cases the victim. Keep in mind that you can request to see a copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you are required to report 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 incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do so, you will have to query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records online or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Granville County jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view sex offenders online, but remember that you will not be able to get the street address, but only the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file containing a docket sheet and any filings and documents filed in the case. You can access court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of people’s criminal past. These online databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

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

But, when you do a criminal records check, you won’t be able to find out if someone has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Granville County,the Granville County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in Granville County Detention Center is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will get accustomed to the daily routine. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate 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 Granville 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 Granville 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 money to jail inmates is always changing, so it would be best to double check the the Granville County Detention Center website when send funds 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Granville County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Granville 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 Granville County Detention Center

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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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 in Granville County Detention Center? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?

    If yes, then you should tell us about it. Write down what you experienced so that other people can find out what to expect.

    What to put in your review:

    • Conditions in Granville County Detention Center.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to post a comment

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to get in touch with someone from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

    Post a message to someone at Granville County Detention Center


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  1. Alisa S says:

    D.J ….Love you…miss you…love you…. -AKS

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