Sampson County Detention Center – Clinton, NC

Sampson County Detention Center is in Sampson County and is the primary correctional facility for this area. Looking for somebody in jail at Sampson County Detention Center? This guide tells you about everything you might need to know about Sampson County Detention Center: How to locate an inmate at Sampson County Detention Center. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Sampson County court information. And much, much more.

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to give you information and tips you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or feedback that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Sampson County Detention Center
112 Fontana St.
Clinton, NC 28328

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 910-592-8178
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and want to find them?

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To look up who’s in jail at Sampson County Detention Center you will have to visit their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Sampson County Detention Center Inmate Lookup has information on people who are in jail, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you can get information on anybody processed or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to locate the information faster if you have their full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for is in another county jail you should check our North Carolina county jail guide: North Carolina County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photo, is a photograph taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and one profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be on the pictures, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are on the website, or you can view them at the Sampson County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to input the prisoner’s first and last name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot removed from the Sampson County Detention Center website? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount will be set by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is 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 are are released you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and until that day you are not permitted to leave the county.

Usually, inmates will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will have to return to the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you may be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your crime. You will need to put up ten percent of the total that was determined so you are able to bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for court, whoever paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the Sampson County Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the Sampson County Detention Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, it is easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should use a bail bondsman. They generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in most cases request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Sampson County Detention Center

Have you ever had to use a bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If so, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, have to answer a number of questions, like your full name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID 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 use the telephone in order to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did it take? Were you treated fairly? Do you know any tips that might help others make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process takes anywhere from 10 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get discharged. It also depends on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a judge has to determine the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the discharge date, you should plan to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and let them know that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if you do, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you are not late. Just bring approved items when you go, for example a driver’s license or even photo ID, prescription medication, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be put in a Visiting log for the inmate. All visitors must provide identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so you should check the official site before you 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 much more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 910-592-8178

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be mailed using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. You have to clearly write the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter. Do not send anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and reviewed by the officers at the jail, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Sampson County Detention Center
112 Fontana St.
Clinton, NC 28328

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Sampson County Detention Center
112 Fontana St.
Clinton, NC 28328


The Sampson County Detention Center inmate mail policy changes, so we suggest that you review the official website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, and an important one is your 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 locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘do I really need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the legal system in Sampson County. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more information on this, go to: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts and social workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Sampson County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They contain a case file with a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records relating to your case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Sampson County magistrate acts as the judge that rules over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, which include setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the defendant’s background and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will review when decide your sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim. Bear in mind you are able to request to receive your own copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you can correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you are required to report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

You can just visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

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

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the Sampson County court website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, 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 their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are listed and 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 see this information on the internet, but keep in mind that you won’t get the actual address, rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in your case. You can access court records on the internet, or at the Sampson County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of a person’s criminal background. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t be able to find out if that person has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the Sampson County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Sampson County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in Sampson County Detention Center is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to 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 Sampson 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 Sampson 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 process for sending funds to someone in jail can change, so you should review the official website when you send money 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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Sampson County Detention Center

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

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up at Sampson County Detention Center? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about your jail experience because others will know what to expect.

    Things you could put in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell Your Story About Sampson County Detention Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to find out how to get in touch with someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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  1. paul o. says:

    this is just impossible. you have made so impossible or hard to find an inmate for no apparent reason. simply put an icon or a column stating : ‘list of inmates in Clinton jail system’ as an example a people friendly site. you have bugged down this site with way too much information most of which are just useless. useful may be if one is doing a research.
    please improve this site, and make it easy to use; unless it is designed to discourage use.

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