Rowan County Detention Center – Salisbury, NC

Rowan County Detention Center is located in Rowan County, NC and is the correctional facility for the area. Do you know someone in Rowan County Detention Center? This site will tell you all about anything related to Rowan County Detention Center,like: How to locate an inmate at Rowan County Detention Center. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give information that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and also any tips or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Rowan County Detention Center
115 West Liberty Street
Salisbury, NC 28144

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (704) 216-8770
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and want to contact them?

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

To see who’s in jail at Rowan County Detention Center you have to click on their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Rowan County Detention Center Inmate Lookup is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. You can also find information on anybody arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can get their arrest information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for might be incarcerated at a different jail you should check our North Carolina county jail guide: Other Jails in North Carolina


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake picture, is the picture taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one full face and a side photo. Your full name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen on the Rowan County Detention Center website, or you can see them at the Rowan County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to put in the prisoner’s full name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot removed from the Rowan County Detention Center website? This is difficult, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount will be set by the magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you must agree to be there for your court date, and until that date you must not travel out of the county.

Typically, prisoners can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to stay jail every day after work, or you could get to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by the seriousness of your crime. You will have to put up 10% of the amount set before you can be released from jail. If you don’t go to court, whoever put up your bail money will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the jail. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Rowan County Detention Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, its easy. First, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases charge a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will usually require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Rowan County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Get Out 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 jail intake procedure includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer some questions, such as what is your full name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call in order to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take anywhere between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will be released. How quickly you get discharged will depend on if you have a bond amount or if the judge must decide on how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and have a discharge date, expect to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Just bring required items with you, like your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to give each visitor’s full name to the jail. Your visitors will be entered in a Visiting log as an approved visitor. Every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Visitation procedures can change, so make sure that you double-check the jail site before you visit an inmate.

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 . Phone calls made in jail are usually pricier than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls might get reduced or cut altogether.

The Rowan County Detention Center phone number is: (704) 216-8770

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of delivery. You have to clearly print the inmate’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and reviewed by the jail staff, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Rowan County Detention Center, use this address:

Rowan County Detention Center
115 West Liberty Street
Salisbury, NC 28144

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Rowan County Detention Center
115 West Liberty Street
Salisbury, NC 28144


The Rowan County Detention Center inmate mail policy is always changing, so be sure to review the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the court system. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

For more information about this, read: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are admitted to the North Carolina State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law.

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

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 contain a file with a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case with the online service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Rowan County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Rowan County magistrate is the type of judge that rules on your case. Magistrate judges do several different things, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will review when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim. Keep in mind you are able to request to see a copy of this report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it and correct any 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, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you must go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is locked up, or has ever been in jail?

To find this out just go to the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the Rowan County jail website or call the jail. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should be clear 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, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, like warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Rowan County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view these offenders online, but keep in mind that you can’t get the precise address, but rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file that contains a court docket and any documents and filings filed in the case. You can access court records via the internet, or at the Rowan County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These state databases are all connected so you can track criminal histories from other states. You can go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not be able to see if they had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your story could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Rowan County,the Rowan County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Rowan County Detention Center is quite unpleasant, soon you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Expect an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. Following 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 Rowan County Detention Center, 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 Rowan County Detention Center 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 inmates at Rowan County Detention Center is always changing, so be sure to review the official website when 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Rowan County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Rowan County Detention Center, 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 Rowan County Detention Center

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to 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 Rowan County Detention Center? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

    If you have, then please tell us about it. Tell us about what you experienced because other people will know what to expect.

    What to include in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to find out how to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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