Nash County Detention Facility – Nashville, NC

Nash County Detention Facility is in Nash County and is the main jail for that area. Know somebody in jail at Nash County Detention Facility? This site tells you all about everything one might want to know about Nash County Detention Facility,like: Find out who’s in jail at Nash County Detention Facility? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And much much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you information and advice that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or tips that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Nash County Detention Facility
222 W Washington Street
Nashville, NC 27856

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 252-459-1536
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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?

Has a friend or family member who has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to see who is in jail at Nash County Detention Facility you have to navigate to their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Nash County Detention Facility Inmate Lookup is a list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. You can also get information for anybody arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can get their inmate information faster if you have their name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member could possibly be incarcerated at a different jail you can check our guide to other North Carolina jails: North Carolina County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake picture, is the photo that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. They will take one and one profile photo. Your full name and booking number will be on the photos, and they will be kept on file.

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Mugshotes of Nash County Detention Facility prisoners can be searched online, or you can see them in person at the Nash County Detention Facility. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to put in their name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot removed from the Nash County Detention Facility site? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is public record. You need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are locked up, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you are required not to leave the area.

In most cases, an inmate in the Nash County Detention Facility can earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

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

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your crime. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total set in order to bail out of jail. If you miss your court appearance, whoever posted your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as 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 Nash County Detention Facility website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, its very simple to do. To start with, you have to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, the person will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. They will usually 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 may require that they use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

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

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, must answer a bunch of questions, like what is your legal name, street address, birthdate and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will get to make a telephone call in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you wear your street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take from 30 minutes to all day long. So, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released will depend on if you have a cash bond amount or if a judge has to figure out your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a release date, you should expect to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, 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. If you have a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed when you go, such as a driver’s license or even ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will go in the visitation log as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures can change, so it would be wise to double-check the official Nash County Detention Facility jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are much more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or totally denied.

The Nash County Detention Facility phone number is: 252-459-1536

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent via US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of delivery. You should write the person’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter. Do not mail anything in a box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail gets opened and read and examined by the jail administration, and the mail will get sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Nash County Detention Facility:

Nash County Detention Facility
222 W Washington Street
Nashville, NC 27856

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Nash County Detention Facility
222 W Washington Street
Nashville, NC 27856


The Nash County Detention Facility inmate mail policy can change, so be sure to visit the official website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the most important of which is your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the court system in your county. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

For more info on how to find an attorney, go to: How to Find a Lawyer in Nash County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. Public Defenders are actual attorneys who are admitted to the North Carolina State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. Court records include a file containing a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access your court records with the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the jury’s verdict. All records associated with your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Nash County magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your court case. Magistrate judges do several different things, such as setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will consider when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to request to get a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being 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 either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to 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 ever been in jail?

You can you should query the Nash County jail website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants online or call the court 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. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Nash County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you can’t get the street address, but rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and any filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal past. These online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to the Nash County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

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

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not learn if they had:

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

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you call the Nash County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Nash County,the Nash County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in the Nash County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Nash County Detention Facility, 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 Nash County Detention Facility 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 Nash County Detention Facility inmates might change, so we suggest that you review the official 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Nash County Detention Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Nash County Detention Facility, 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 Nash County Detention Facility

    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 been locked up in Nash County Detention Facility? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If you have, then please write your review about it. Write about your experience because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can include in what you write:

    • Conditions in Nash County Detention Facility.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Nash County Detention Facility? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to find a person you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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