Washington County Jail – Plymouth, NC

Washington County Jail is in Washington County, NC and is the jail for the county. Know someone at Washington County Jail? This site tells you info about anything related to Washington County Jail,like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And everything else.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you all the advice and information that you’ll need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that might help other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Washington County Jail
120 Adams Street
Plymouth, NC 27962

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 252-793-1107
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and want to find out where they are?

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

To see who’s in jail at Washington County Jail you should click on their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Washington County Jail Inmate List is an online list of people who are in jail, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you can find information for anyone who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get their arrest information fast if you enter their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for may be incarcerated at a different jail you will want to check our guide to other North Carolina jails: Other Jails in North Carolina


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photo, is the picture taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one and one profile photo. Your full name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be searched on the Washington County Jail website, or you can view them at the Washington County Jail. When viewing online you will have to enter the first and last name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken off of the Washington County Jail site? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, 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

Once you’re locked up, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount will be set by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you must promise to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you can’t travel out of the county.

In most cases, prisoners at Washington County Jail are given early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

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

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay is dictated by how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to pay 10% of the amount set in order for you to bail out of jail. If you miss your court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that 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 jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but usually, it’s very simple to do. First, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you can’t get a bail bondsman. Cash only – they will not accept checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the 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 contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used a bail bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, 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
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer some simple questions, such as your full legal name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will get to use the telephone to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If so, please tell us how it happened. How long did it take to get processed? How were you treated? Can you share any secrets that will help other people that get arrested to get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process can take anywhere between 15 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will get discharged. It also might depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a discharge date, you should plan to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to start your sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if so, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you go, such as your drivers license or even your ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will go in the log as an approved visitor. Each visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Washington County Jail are always changing, so it would be wise to visit the jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

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 . Calls made in jail are usually more expensive than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: 252-793-1107

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent using US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail delivery. You must write the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and reviewed by the jail staff, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Washington County Jail is:

Washington County Jail
120 Adams Street
Plymouth, NC 27962

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Washington County Jail
120 Adams Street
Plymouth, NC 27962


The inmate mail policy at Washington County Jail changes, so review the official Washington County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have particular rights, and an important one is 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 relative to find a lawyer for you. You may be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the legal system in Washington County. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, visit: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are members of the North Carolina State Bar and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Washington County court records are public records. They contain a court case file containing a docket sheet and all documents filed in the case. You can access your court records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records related to your court case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges from your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Washington County court magistrate is the person that presides on your court case. Magistrates do different functions, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about your background and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim. Don’t forget you can request to receive your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and make sure that you 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 to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date to turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

You can you will have to access the jail’s website, and search by:

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can access court records on the website or you can call the court. 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, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Washington County jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this 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 Washington County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view this information on the website, but remember that you will not get the exact address, but rather the neighborhood 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 includes a docket sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in your case. You can access your court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of people’s criminal history. These databases are connected and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to the Washington County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not discover if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you call the courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your story could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Washington County,the Washington County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Washington County Jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. You should expect an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. You will then eat 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 Washington 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 Washington 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 process for sending funds to someone in jail is likely to change, so be sure to double check the site when you send funds to an inmate.

    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 Washington County Jail

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

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down what you experienced so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you can write in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was life in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Need to throw a shout out to someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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