Stanly County Detention Center – Albemarle, NC

Stanly County Detention Center is in Stanly County, North Carolina and is the main correctional facility for the area. Are you looking for somebody locked up at Stanly County Detention Center? This page gives you information about everything a person needs to know about Stanly County Detention Centersuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Stanly County Detention Center intake procedures. Stanly County court information. And much much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you information and tips that you’ll need to make getting locked up easier. If you have a question, just ask them, and also any feedback or comments that might help other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Stanly County Detention Center
126 South 3Rd Street
Albemarle, NC 28001

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 704-986-3734
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know a family member or friend who has been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to see who is in jail at Stanly County Detention Center you will need to go to their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Stanly County Detention Center Inmate List has information on persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. You can get the same information on anybody who has been arrested or released within the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information quicker if you have the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member may be in a different jail you can check our North Carolina county jail guide: Other County Jails in North Carolina


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photograph, is the photo taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a profile picture. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the pictures, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found on the website, or you can see them in person at the Stanly County Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you will need to put in the inmate’s legal name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot erased from the Stanly County Detention Center site? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After booking, a bail amount will be decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to promise to show up for court, and until that day you won’t be allowed to go out of town.

Usually, an inmate at Stanly County Detention Center will be given time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to go back to jail every day after work, or you may be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay depends on the crime you are charged with. Someone will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, that person will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the jail. If you have all the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, its really easy if you have the money. First, you have to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman might request to use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

You can find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Stanly County Detention Center

Have you ever had to find a Bail Bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer some questions, like your full legal name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you use the telephone in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, please tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How were you treated? Do you have any tips that might help others get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged can take anywhere between 30 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. It also might depend on if you’ve got a bond amount or if the magistrate needs to determine how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a discharge date, expect to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and let them know that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if you do, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Just bring approved items when you go, such as your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be put into a log of visitors as an Authorized visit. Every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Stanly County Detention Center visitation procedures are always changing, so check the official Stanly County Detention Center jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are usually 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 there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, phone privileges may be limited or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 704-986-3734

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent via US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of delivery. You should write or type the name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t send a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail is opened and inspected and read by the officers at the jail, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Stanly County Detention Center is:

Stanly County Detention Center
126 South 3Rd Street
Albemarle, NC 28001

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Stanly County Detention Center
126 South 3Rd Street
Albemarle, NC 28001


The mail policy can change, so be sure to double check the the Stanly County Detention Center website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have particular rights, one of these being the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on how to find a lawyer, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real attorneys who are members of the North Carolina State Bar and are fully licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Stanly County court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records are comprised of a court case file with a docket sheet and all documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records with the website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Stanly County magistrate is the judge who presides over your case in court. They do different tasks, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Don’t forget that you can request to receive your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to query the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants online or call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Stanly County jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like court orders. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these listings on the website, but remember that you won’t see the street address, but only the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file that includes a docket and all filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Stanly County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of a person’s criminal past. These databases are all linked and you can track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to the Stanly County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee 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, which can include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t be able to see if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Stanly County,the Stanly County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    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 the Stanly County jail is no fun, you will soon settle into the daily routine there. You will get an alarm to wake up every morning at six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have 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 Stanly 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 Stanly 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 inmates at Stanly County Detention Center is always changing, so double check the official website 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Stanly County Detention Center

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

    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:

    • 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 spent any time in Stanly County Detention Center? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

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

    Things you can include in your comment:

    • Conditions in Stanly County Detention Center.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Stanly County Detention Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to find an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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