Stokes County Jail – Danbury, NC

Stokes County Jail is located in Stokes County and is the jail for that region. Are you looking for somebody incarcerated at Stokes County Jail? This guide gives you information about everything one might want to know about Stokes County Jail,like: Find out who’s in jail at Stokes County Jail? Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Stokes County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to offer info that you’ll need to make going to jail easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Stokes County Jail
1013 N. Main St
Danbury, NC 27016

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 336-593-8117
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and need to find out where they are?

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

In order to find out who is in jail at Stokes County Jail you have to click on their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Stokes County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of persons who are in jail, including current status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. Also, you are able to find info about anybody booked or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one is at another jail you can look here: North Carolina County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photograph, is a photograph that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a profile photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the photos, and they are kept on file.

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Mugshotes of Stokes County Jail prisoners are on the website, or you can go in person to the Stokes County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to put in the legal name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot removed from the Stokes County Jail site? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot sites, 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

If you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to promise to go to your court date, and until then you will not be permitted to leave the county.

In most cases, an inmate will be given time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will be required to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was set so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail have to call the Stokes County Jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, it’s very simple to do. First, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you can’t get a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t take a check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will in most cases require that they use assets as collateral.

If you need a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Stokes County Jail

Have you ever hired a Bail Bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You will have to answer a bunch of questions, such as your legal name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will let you use the phone to contact 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 wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged will take anywhere between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the sooner you can get released from jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if a magistrate has to determine your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, expect to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell them that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if there is one, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you are not late. Just bring things that are allowed when you go, for example a driver’s license or even ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be put into a log of approved visitors for the requesting inmate. All visitors will have to provide identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so you should check the jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are a lot more expensive than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when and 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 are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: 336-593-8117

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. Clearly write or type the name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter. Don’t send anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and inspected and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Stokes County Jail is:

Stokes County Jail
1013 N. Main St
Danbury, NC 27016

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Stokes County Jail
1013 N. Main St
Danbury, NC 27016


The inmate mail policy at Stokes County Jail changes frequently, so we suggest that you visit the the Stokes County Jail website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have rights, the most important of which is your 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 relative to locate an attorney for you. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the legal system in Stokes County. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on this, read: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender has access to independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers, members of the North Carolina State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They include a file with a docket and all of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You are able to access your court records using the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents from your case are kept and available to you at the Stokes County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Stokes County court magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will consider when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Keep in mind that you should request to receive a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

You can just query the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the Stokes County court website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like warrants. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered and listed 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 see this information on the internet, but you should know that you won’t see the actual address, but rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file that contains a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in the court case. You are able to access court records online, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of people’s criminal background. These state databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to the Stokes County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not be able to see if they has had any moving violations, like:

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

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you have to call the Stokes County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Stokes County,the Stokes County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in the Stokes County jail is no fun, eventually you will get used to the daily routine. You should expect a wake-up alarm at about 6:00 AM, and then roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Stokes 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 Stokes County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The procedure to send funds to someone in jail might change, so double check the official website when you send any money.

    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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Stokes County Jail

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

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • 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 at this jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If so, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about what you experienced so that other people can find out what to expect.

    What to write in your review:

    • Conditions in Stokes County Jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story about it. Why were you locked up? Did you get fair treatment? How was life in jail? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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