Person County Jail – Roxboro, NC

Person County Jail is in Person County, NC and is the main correctional facility for the county. Do you know someone incarcerated at Person County Jail? This page gives you all about everything you might want to know about Person County Jail: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to offer information and tips that you’ll need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it, and also any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Person County Jail
120 Court St.
Roxboro, NC 27573

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 336-597-0500
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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 need to find them?

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you want to find them?

To look up who is in jail at Person County Jail you have to click on their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Person County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of persons who are in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you can find info on anybody arrested and booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can get their arrest information faster if you have the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member may be at a different jail you should look here, too: List of all jails in North Carolina


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking picture, is the photo that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a side photo. Your name and intake number will be on the photos, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Person County Jail inmates can be seen on the website, or you can see them at the Person County Jail. When viewing online you will have to input the name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken down from the Person County Jail site? This is difficult, as your mugshot is public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information 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

Obviously, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to go to your court date, and until that date you can’t go out of town.

Usually, an inmate at Person County Jail will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

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 each day when you’re finished with work, or you might be allowed to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was determined in order to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the Person County Jail. If you’ve got 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. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Person County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it is really easy if you have the money. First of all, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in most cases request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer some basic questions, like your legal name, street address, birth date and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will get discharged. Also, it might depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, expect to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you should follow the law and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell someone that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you aren’t late. Just bring required items when you go, such as a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be put in a Visiting log for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors must provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures can change, so you should visit the official Person County Jail jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or totally denied.

Phone Number: 336-597-0500

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent via US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail is opened and read by the staff, and the mail will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Person County Jail is:

Person County Jail
120 Court St.
Roxboro, NC 27573

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Person County Jail
120 Court St.
Roxboro, NC 27573


The mail policy can change, so it would be best to visit the official website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have particular rights, and an important one is the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so you would be wise to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the complicated legal system. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. All Public Defenders are real lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

Person 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 are comprised of a case file containing a docket sheet and each of the documents filed in the course of your case. You can access your court case records with the website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are maintained at Person County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

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

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your court case. They do different tasks, like setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you are able to ask to have a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can you will have to access the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Person County jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like court orders. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these listings online, but remember that you will not be able to find the street address, but only the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a court case file containing a docket sheet and any documents filed in your case. You are able to access court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked so you can track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to the Person County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases will not learn if that person has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Person County,the Person County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

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

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Person 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 Person 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 jail inmates is likely to change, so it would be best to visit the official website before send money 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Person County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Person 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 Person 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 spent any time at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about your jail experience so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you could put in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Person County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to talk to a person you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Throw a shoutout to people locked up at Person County Jail


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