Warren County Jail – Warrenton, NC

Warren County Jail is in Warren County, NC and is the primary jail for this county. Looking for someone locked up at Warren County Jail? This guide gives you all about everything related to Warren County Jailsuch as the following: Find out who’s in jail at Warren County Jail? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Warren County Jail intake procedures. Warren County court information. And much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the info that you need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have questions, just ask it, and any comments or feedback that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Warren County Jail
132 Rafters Lane
Warrenton, NC 27589

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (252) 257 3364
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and don’t know how to find out where they are?

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

In order to search who’s in jail at Warren County Jail you will have to click on their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Warren County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on people who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you can find the same information about anybody who has been arrested or discharged within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find their arrest information quicker if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member might be in a different jail you should check our guide to other North Carolina jails: North Carolina County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photo, is the photograph that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the mugshot, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen online, or you can view them at the Warren County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to enter the prisoner’s full 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 Warren County Jail website? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are in jail, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail will be set by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you are required to agree to go to your court date, and until that day you will not be permitted to go out of town.

Usually, prisoners are given time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to stay the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you might be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by how serious your charges are. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total that was determined in order to get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, that person will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it is easy. To start with, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will usually ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

You can find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Warren County Jail

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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
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You have to answer some simple questions, such as your full name, your address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will get to make a telephone call in order to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, please tell your story. How long did it take? What was you treatment like? Do you know any tips that will help other people to get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process will take between 10 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will get discharged. Also, it depends on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if a magistrate needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, you should expect to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if there is one, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you go, for example a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to provide each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will be entered in the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor will have to provide identification. Anyone arriving late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so review the official jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are generally more costly than regular phone calls. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely.

The Warren County Jail phone number is: (252) 257 3364

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of delivery. You should write or type the person’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail is opened and read and examined by staff, and will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Warren County Jail is:

Warren County Jail
132 Rafters Lane
Warrenton, NC 27589

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Warren County Jail
132 Rafters Lane
Warrenton, NC 27589


The inmate mail policy at Warren County Jail is always changing, so be sure to visit the site 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 certain rights, one of these is the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the complicated legal system. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on how to find a lawyer, click here: How to Find an Attorney in Warren County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, members of the North Carolina State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records have a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case via the website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Warren County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records from your case are kept at Warren County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and 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 Warren County magistrate is the person that rules on your case in court. They do many different things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you can ask to have your own copy of the report prior to sentencing, and correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be locked up immediately, or you might be given a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should access the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access court records online or you can call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind 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, and the date of their arrest, contact the Warren County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. Records of arrests are public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not be able to see the actual address, just the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket and any documents and filings filed in your case. You can access court records online, or at the Warren County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These online databases are all linked so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to the Warren County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, usually will not find out if they has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you call the Warren County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Warren County,the 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

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Warren County jail is very scary, soon you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will 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 Warren 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 Warren 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 money to jail inmates is always changing, so it would be best to visit the the Warren County Jail website before send funds to someone in jail 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 Warren County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Warren 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 Warren 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 been locked up at this jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Warren County Jail?

    If so, then you should write your review about it. Write about your jail experience so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can put in your review:

    • Conditions in Warren County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner 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? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

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