Transylvania County Detention Center – Brevard, NC

Transylvania County Detention Center is in Transylvania County and is the primary correctional facility for the county. Looking for someone incarcerated at Transylvania County Detention Center? This page tells you info about everything one might want to know about Transylvania County Detention Center,like: How to locate an inmate at Transylvania County Detention Center. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to offer advice and information that you need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any tips or comments that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Transylvania County Detention Center
153 Public Safety Way
Brevard, NC 28712

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 828-884-3147
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and need to contact them?

Do you know a friend or family member that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

To search who’s in jail at Transylvania County Detention Center you need to click on their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Transylvania County Detention Center Inmate Locator is a list of people who are in jail, which includes status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find information about anyone booked or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information fast if you’ve got their name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for may be at another county jail you can check the other North Carolina county jails in our North Carolina County Jail Guide: North Carolina County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photo, is the photo taken by the police when you get booked into jail. They take one frontal photo and a side picture. Your name and jail ID number will be in the photos, and they are on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Transylvania County Detention Center prisoners can be found on the Transylvania County Detention Center website, or you can see them at the Transylvania County Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you need to enter the inmate’s full name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot removed from the Transylvania County Detention Center website? This is difficult, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re locked up, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail is determined by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must agree to go to your court date, and in the meantime you are not permitted to go out of town.

Usually, a prisoner will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you may be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by how serious your charges are. Someone you know will need to pay 10% of the amount that was determined in order for you to be released. If you miss your court date, that person won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, its really easy if you have the money. First, you need to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman might request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a local bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Transylvania County

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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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
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You must answer some simple questions, like what is your legal name, home address, date of birth and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will allow you to use the phone to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, please tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did it take? Were you treated fairly? Do you know any things that might help others to get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged will take between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you can get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released will depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate must determine your bail amount. For minor charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a date of your release, plan to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you have to start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell someone that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if there is one, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you are not late to report. Just bring necessary items when you go to jail, like your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, 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 the visit. Your visitor’s names will go into the visitation log as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor has to provide identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
Visitation procedures can change, so you should double-check the official site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are usually more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep 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, phone calls could be reduced or totally denied.

The Transylvania County Detention Center phone number is: 828-884-3147

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail delivery. You have to clearly write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail is opened and inspected by staff, and the mail will get returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Transylvania County Detention Center is:

Transylvania County Detention Center
153 Public Safety Way
Brevard, NC 28712

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Transylvania County Detention Center
153 Public Safety Way
Brevard, NC 28712


The Transylvania County Detention Center mail policy changes frequently, so be sure to double check the the Transylvania County Detention Center website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have certain 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 you would be wise to have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on this, read: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. Public Defenders are licensed lawyers, admitted to the North Carolina State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records contain a file with a docket and every documents that have been filed. You are able to access court records using the Transylvania County website, or at the Transylvania County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents from your court case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Transylvania County court magistrate acts as the judge who presides on your case. Magistrates do many different things, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you are allowed to request to have a copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to go to the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the Transylvania County court website or call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like warrants. You can find these by going to the Transylvania County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access sex offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you can’t find the actual address, but rather the block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of a person’s criminal past. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. You can go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:

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

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually won’t find out if someone has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you call the jail? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Transylvania County,the Transylvania County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Transylvania County Detention Center is no fun, soon you will get used to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm to wake up at about 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will 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 Transylvania 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 Transylvania 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 rules for sending money to people in jail can change, so check the the Transylvania County Detention Center 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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Transylvania County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Transylvania 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 Transylvania 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 incarcerated at Transylvania County Detention Center? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If so, then we would like you to tell us about it. Tell us about your jail experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can include in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    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? What happened to you while you were locked up? What about the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to talk to a person you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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  1. Kelli L'Shea F says:

    hey Scotty Lee M.! i am here for you baby! U have nothing to worry about! just be good and u can get out early for good behavior and work and u can get out early for that to ! I LOVE YOU!

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