Scotland County Jail – Laurinburg, NC

Scotland County Jail is located in Scotland County, NC and is the primary jail for that area. Do you know somebody at Scotland County Jail? This guide will tell you information about anything you might need to know about Scotland County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Scotland County Jail intake procedures. Scotland County court information. And much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give information and tips that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and please leave any comments or tips that would be a benefit to others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Scotland County Jail
212 Biggs Street
Laurinburg, NC 28352

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 910-277-3116
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member in jail and want to find them?

Do you know a family member or friend who has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to look up who is in jail at Scotland County Jail you have to click on their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Scotland County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of persons who have been arrested, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. You can find the same information on anyone processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be at another jail you should check our guide to other North Carolina jails: Other County Jails in North Carolina


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photograph, is a photo taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one and one profile photo. Your name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Scotland County Jail inmates can be searched online, or you can view them at the Scotland County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to enter the prisoner’s full name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot erased from the Scotland County Jail site? This is difficult, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re locked up, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you are required to agree to show up for court, and until that day you must not travel out of the county.

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

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will have to stay jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you may have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay is determined by how serious your charges are. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts ten percent of the total set in order to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, that person won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail need to call the Scotland County Jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Scotland County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, it’s easy if you have the money. First of all, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bondsman will in most cases ask to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

If you need a bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Scotland County

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you must answer some basic questions, like your full legal name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will let you use the telephone to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail will take from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get let go. It also depends on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge needs to determine how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the release date, expect to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitors will go into the visitation log as an authorized visitor. Each visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so we suggest that you review the official Scotland County Jail jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are usually pricier than phone calls made at home. 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 inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: 910-277-3116

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to write or type the name, inmate ID, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail will be opened and read and examined by the staff, 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 an inmate at Scotland County Jail:

Scotland County Jail
212 Biggs Street
Laurinburg, NC 28352

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Scotland County Jail
212 Biggs Street
Laurinburg, NC 28352


The Scotland County Jail inmate mail policy can change, so be sure to review the official Scotland County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer for you. You may be thinking ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the court system in your county. The faster you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, read: How to Find an Attorney in Scotland County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, admitted to the North Carolina State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records are comprised of a case file with a docket and every documents filed in the course of your case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case with the online service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records associated with your court case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are all costs from your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that will preside over your case. Magistrates do a number of things, which include setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Remember that you should ask to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is locked up, or has ever been locked up?

To find this out you need to go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the court records on the Scotland County jail website or you are able to call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be 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, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see these listings on the website, but keep in mind that you will not be able to get the precise address, rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file that contains a docket and all documents and filings filed in your case. You can access court records online, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

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

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you won’t discover if someone has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Scotland County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Scotland County jail is no fun, you will soon settle into the daily routine there. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Scotland 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 Scotland 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 rules for sending money to someone in jail at Scotland County Jail could change, so we suggest that you check the site when you send any funds.

    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 Scotland County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Scotland 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 Scotland County Jail

    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:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated in Scotland County Jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone at Scotland County Jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write down your jail experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you can include in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Scotland County Jail

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