Iredell County Detention Center – Statesville, NC

Iredell County Detention Center is in Iredell County, NC and is the primary correctional facility for that county. Do you know someone locked up in Iredell County Detention Center? This page gives you all about everything you might want to know about Iredell County Detention Center,like: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you all the info that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a question, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or tips that would help others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Iredell County Detention Center
221 E Water Street
Statesville, NC 28677

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 704-878-3131
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is in jail and need to find them?

Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you need to find them?

To search who is in jail at Iredell County Detention Center you need to go to their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Iredell County Detention Center Inmate Lookup has information on people who are in jail, including custody status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to find info on anyone arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can get the information faster if you have the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for may be in another county jail you should check the other North Carolina county jails in our North Carolina County Jail Guide: North Carolina County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photograph, is a photo that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be on the photos, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Iredell County Detention Center inmates can be seen online, or you can see them at the Iredell County Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you will have to input the inmate’s name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken down from the Iredell County Detention Center website? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is public record. You must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, 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

Once you are locked up, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount will be set by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you must promise to show up for court, and until then you are required not to travel out of the county.

Typically, an inmate will be given time off for good behavior if they don’t break 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 either have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you could get to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was set before you can be released. If you miss your court date, whoever posted your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you 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. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it is really easy. First of all, you need to know if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they will not accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. They will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will usually request to use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Iredell County Detention Center

Have you ever had to use a bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

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

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer some simple questions, like what is your full legal name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone so you can talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should share your experience so others can benefit from your story. How long did you have to wait? What was you treatment like? Can you share any secrets that will help other people that get arrested get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the faster you can get released from jail. It also might depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if a magistrate has to determine how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and have a discharge date, expect to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go to the jail, and tell them that you think they might have an outstanding 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 you have one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items with you, like your drivers license or ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitor’s names will be put in a log of approved visitors for the inmate. Each visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so make sure that you check the official Iredell County Detention Center jail site before you try to go to visitation.

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 . Jail 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 you should keep 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 calls might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Iredell County Detention Center phone number is: 704-878-3131

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of delivery. You should write or type the name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the letter. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and read and inspected by the jail officers, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Iredell County Detention Center
221 E Water Street
Statesville, NC 28677

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Iredell County Detention Center
221 E Water Street
Statesville, NC 28677


The Iredell County Detention Center inmate mail policy can change, so you should check the 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, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or family member locate an attorney for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, an attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the court system in your county. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better.

For more info on how to find a lawyer, click: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys that are admitted to the North Carolina State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

Iredell County court records are a matter of public record. They contain a case file containing a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You are able to access your court case records using the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are kept and available to you at the Iredell County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges from your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Iredell County court magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your case in court. Magistrate judges do different tasks, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with your background information and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will review when decide your sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim. Remember that you should ask to receive a copy of this report before sentencing, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date that you are required to report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do this, you will have to visit the Iredell County jail website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the court records on the Iredell County jail website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Iredell County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these offenders online, but keep in mind that you won’t find the street address, but only the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket and all of the documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of people’s criminal history. These databases are all connected so you can track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to courthouse and inquire, 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 a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, you will not be able to see if they has had any moving violations, like:

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

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you call the jail? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your comments might 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 Iredell County,the Iredell County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Iredell County Detention Center is quite unpleasant, soon you will get used to the routine that is set for you. All inmates get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00AM, and then roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Iredell 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 Iredell 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 process for sending money to inmates at Iredell County Detention Center might change, so you should review the official website before you send any money.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Iredell County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Iredell 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 Iredell 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 incarcerated in this jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please tell us about it. Tell us about your jail experience so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can include in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? 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

    Make some good friends in jail? Trying to find out how to get in touch with someone from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

    Say wassup to people locked up at Iredell County Detention Center


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  1. Heather B says:

    Hello my love just wanted to say hey,I love you,and keep ur head up

  2. nani says:

    Hey Amanda! Just wanted to say i love and miss you! Can’t wait till you’re home!

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