Pender County Jail – Burgaw, NC

Pender County Jail is located in Pender County and is the main jail for that county. Know someone incarcerated at Pender County Jail? This page gives you all about everything you might need to know about Pender County Jail,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Pender County court information. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you all the information and tips that you’ll need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any tips or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Pender County Jail
104 N. Walker St.
Burgaw, NC 28425

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 910-259-1349
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and don’t know how to find them?

Has a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to search who’s in jail at Pender County Jail you should navigate to their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Pender County Jail Inmate List has information on people who have been arrested and are in custody, including status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can also find information on anyone arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate the information fast if you enter their full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for is at another county jail you will want to check our North Carolina county jail guide: List of all county jails in North Carolina


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photograph, is a photo that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a profile picture. Your name and booking number will be on the photos, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

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Mugshots of Pender County Jail inmates can be searched online, or you can see them in person at the Pender County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to input the full name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot erased from the Pender County Jail site? This is difficult, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are locked up, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount will be decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you are not permitted to leave the county.

In most cases, inmates can earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to stay the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was set so you can be released from jail. If you miss your court appearance, whoever paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you have to call the Pender County Jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can 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 most of the time, it’s simple to do if you have the money. To start with, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. 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 can’t afford it yourself, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman might ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

You can find a bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You have to answer a number of questions, like what is your full legal name, address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you use the telephone so you can contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did you have to wait? How were you treated? Can you tell us tips that might help others to get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged can take from 10 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the sooner you can get released from jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on if you have a bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to determine how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a release date, plan to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be 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, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed with you, such as a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. Your visitors will be entered into a log of visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Pender County Jail frequently change, so it would be wise to visit the official jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are usually more expensive than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden completely.

The Pender County Jail phone number is: 910-259-1349

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent using US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail delivery. Clearly print the name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and inspected by the jail officers, 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 Pender County Jail:

Pender County Jail
104 N. Walker St.
Burgaw, NC 28425

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Pender County Jail
104 N. Walker St.
Burgaw, NC 28425


The Pender County Jail mail policy changes frequently, so be sure to review the site 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 have particular rights, the first of which is the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more information about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click: How to Find an Attorney in Pender County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, admitted to the North Carolina State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Pender County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They include a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents and motions filed in the case. You can access court records with the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents related to your court case are maintained at Pender County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are all costs associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that rules on your court case. Magistrate judges do several different things, which include setting bail, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Remember that you can request to receive your own copy of this report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, which include community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do this, just go to the Pender County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the court records online or you are able to 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 know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access this information online, but keep in mind that you will not find the street address, but only the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that includes a docket and any documents filed in the court case. You can access the court records online, or at the Pender County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal past. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. Go to courthouse and check in person, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

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

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

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not be able to see if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you call the jail? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Pender County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in Pender County Jail is very scary, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required 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 Pender 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 Pender 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 process for sending funds to people in jail could change, so be sure to check the the Pender County Jail website before 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 Pender County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Pender 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 Pender 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:

    • 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 anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone at Pender County Jail?

    If yes, then you should tell us about it. Write down your experience because other people can learn what to expect.

    What to write in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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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 get arrested? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Want to find out how to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.

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  1. james kellam says:

    burgaw jail sucks the staff treat you like shit. take your socks and underwear.and keep the jail freezing cold,and the food looks and smells like dog shit.

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