Montgomery County Jail – Troy, NC

Montgomery County Jail is in Montgomery County and is the main correctional facility for this area. Are you looking for someone at Montgomery County Jail? This site tells you all about everything you might want to know about Montgomery County Jail,like: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Montgomery County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Montgomery County court information. And everything else.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give information you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or feedback that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Montgomery County Jail
111 West Main Street
Troy, NC 27371

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (910) 572-1313
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and need to find them?

Has a family member or friend who has been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to search who’s in jail at Montgomery County Jail you should navigate to their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Montgomery County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you are able to get the same information for anyone arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate their arrest information fast if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member may be in a different jail you will want to check our North Carolina county jail guide: North Carolina County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photograph, is the picture that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your name and booking number will be in the pictures, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Montgomery County Jail prisoners can be seen on the Montgomery County Jail website, or you can see them at the Montgomery County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to enter the name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot removed from the Montgomery County Jail site? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are locked up, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to show up for court, and you can’t leave the county.

Typically, inmates can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to return to jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you might get to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay depends on how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to put up ten percent of the total that was set in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Montgomery County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, its very simple to do. To start with, you have to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not take 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, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will usually use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

You can find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Montgomery County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes each of the following 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 will have to answer a bunch of questions, like your full name, your address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process may take anywhere from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get released. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether or not you have a cash bond or if a judge still needs to determine your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a discharge date, you should expect to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake center, and let them know that you think there is an outstanding warrant 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 there is one, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you are not late to report. Only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be entered in the visitation log as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Montgomery County Jail change often, so it would be wise to visit the official Montgomery County Jail jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are typically more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about 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 you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden.

The Montgomery County Jail phone number is: (910) 572-1313

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and read and examined by the jail staff, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Montgomery County Jail:

Montgomery County Jail
111 West Main Street
Troy, NC 27371

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Montgomery County Jail
111 West Main Street
Troy, NC 27371


The mail policy changes, so you should visit the the Montgomery County Jail website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to have a friend or family member locate an attorney for you. You might be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about this, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender Office has access to investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are real attorneys who are admitted to the North Carolina State Bar Association and are completely licensed to handle your case.

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

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They contain a file with a docket and all documents and motions in your case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case with the online service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

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

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Montgomery County court magistrate is the judge who presides on your case. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, like setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with your background information and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Keep in mind you are allowed to ask to see a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you must go 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 incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can you will have to visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail 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 believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the website or you can call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Montgomery County jail, by phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these listings on the internet, but remember that you won’t find the actual address, just the address block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. Go to courthouse and check in person, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t find if someone has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Montgomery County,the Montgomery County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Montgomery County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish 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 Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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 procedure to send funds to Montgomery County Jail inmates could change, so it would be best to review the official Montgomery County Jail 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 Montgomery County Jail

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

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time at this jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write down your jail experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you could put in what you write:

    • Conditions in Montgomery County Jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to get in touch with a person you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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