Northampton County Jail – Jackson, NC

Northampton County Jail is located in Northampton County, North Carolina and is the primary jail for that region. Looking for someone in Northampton County Jail? This guide gives you about everything related to Northampton County Jail,such as: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Northampton County court information. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to give you information and tips that you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, just ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or tips that would help other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Northampton County Jail
105 Depot St.
Jackson, NC 27845

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 610-923-4430
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know a family member or friend that has been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to look up who is in jail at Northampton County Jail you will need to click on their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Northampton County Jail Inmate List is an online list of persons who are in jail, including status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also get information on anybody arrested and booked or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

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


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking picture, is the photo that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your name and booking number will be on the photos, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found on the Northampton County Jail website, or you can see them at the Northampton County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to input their first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken down from the Northampton County Jail site? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re locked up, your only thought is when and how to get out. After booking, your bail will be set by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you must agree to be in court on your court date, and until that day you won’t be permitted to go out of town.

Typically, prisoners at Northampton County Jail can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will have to return to the jail every day after work, or you might be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by how serious your crime is. You will need to pay 10 percent of the total amount set so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, whoever paid 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 will have to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t take a check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should try a bail bondsman. They will generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman might use your assets as collateral for the bond.

To find a local bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

Have you ever used a bail bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, 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

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, have to answer some basic questions, like your legal name, home address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call so you can get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere between 30 minutes to all day long. So, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get discharged. Also, it might depend on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate must figure out how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a release date, you should plan to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell them that believe that there could 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 you do, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Just bring things that are allowed when you go, like a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to list each visitor’s full name to the jail. This information will be entered in the visitors log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies can change, so you should check the 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 with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are typically more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 610-923-4430

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail delivery. You have to write the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail gets opened and read by staff, and the mail will get sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Northampton County Jail is:

Northampton County Jail
105 Depot St.
Jackson, NC 27845

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Northampton County Jail
105 Depot St.
Jackson, NC 27845


The Northampton County Jail inmate mail policy changes often, so it would be best to double check the site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, one of these is the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the legal system in Northampton County. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better.

For more information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, visit: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by investigators, forensics experts and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. They contain a case file containing a docket sheet and every documents in your case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case using the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your court case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, like setting bail, issuing warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will consider when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you can request to receive a copy of the report prior to sentencing, and correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even 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 could be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To find this out you should access the jail’s website, and do a search using:

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

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the court records on the Northampton County court website or call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You can access these listings on the website, but remember that you will not be able to see the exact address, just the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a court case file containing a court docket and all of the filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access the court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of people’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

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

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t be able to find out if someone has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Northampton County,The Sheriff’s Department 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

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Northampton County jail is no fun, you will soon settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get an alarm to wake up every morning at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Northampton 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 Northampton 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 Northampton County Jail inmates changes, so you should review the official website before you send funds 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 Northampton County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Northampton 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 Northampton 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 in this jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about your jail experience so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


    Click here to write your review of Northampton County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell Your Story About Northampton County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Need to throw a shout out to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Write your message below.

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