Wilson County Jail – Wilson, NC

Wilson County Jail is located in Wilson County and is the primary jail for that region. Looking for somebody at Wilson County Jail? This guide gives you all about everything a person needs to know about Wilson County Jail,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Wilson County Jail? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you advice and information that you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or tips that could be a benefit to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Wilson County Jail
100 Green Street East
Wilson, NC 27893

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (252) 237-2522
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and want to contact them?

Has a family member or friend that has been arrested and you need to locate them?

To look up who’s in jail at Wilson County Jail you will need to click on their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Wilson County Jail Inmate List is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to find the same information about anybody arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find the information more quickly if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one is in another jail you will want to look here: North Carolina County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photograph, is a photo that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one and a side photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Wilson County Jail inmates can be seen on the website, or you can go in person to the Wilson County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to enter the person’s first and last name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot removed from the Wilson County Jail site? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount will be determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and until that day you are not permitted to go out of town.

In most cases, a prisoner at Wilson County Jail will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to stay jail every day after work, or you might be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay is determined by the seriousness of your charges. You will need to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was determined so you can get out of jail. If you fail to show up for court, the person that paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but usually, it is easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will require that they use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To find a local bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to use a bail bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer some basic questions, such as your legal name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will let you make a phone call to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did it take to get processed? What was you treatment like? Do you have any secrets that might help others make it through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged can take from 10 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will be freed. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if a judge needs to determine your bail amount. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the discharge date, plan to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you need to start a jail sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if there is one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will be put into a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. Each visitor has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so you should visit the official jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are generally more costly than regular phone calls. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: (252) 237-2522

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent via the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of delivery. You have to clearly write or type the name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t send a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail gets opened and read and examined by the jail staff, and will be sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Wilson County Jail is:

Wilson County Jail
100 Green Street East
Wilson, NC 27893

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Wilson County Jail
100 Green Street East
Wilson, NC 27893


The mail policy at Wilson County Jail can change, so we suggest that you double check the the Wilson County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you have a friend or family member locate a lawyer for you. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the court system in Wilson County. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better.

For more information about this subject, go to: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. All Public Defenders are real lawyers who are admitted to the North Carolina State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

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

Court Records

Wilson County court records are public records. They include a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in the course of your case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case using the internet service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents from your court case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Wilson County magistrate is the type of judge that rules on your court case. They do a number of things, like setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim. Keep in mind you are allowed to ask to get a copy of the report prior to sentencing, so you can correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After 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 to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants on the Wilson County court website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Wilson County jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as court orders. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access these offenders online, but remember that you will not be able to see the exact address, just the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file containing a docket and all filings and documents filed in the case. You can access the court records on their website, or at the Wilson County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These online databases are all connected and you can track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to 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 totally different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, you will not see if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you call the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your feedback could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Wilson County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Wilson County Jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will settle into the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Wilson 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 Wilson 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 money to inmates is likely to change, so you should check the official website when you send any funds.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Wilson County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Wilson 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 Wilson 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:

    • 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 at Wilson County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

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

    Things you could put in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Wilson County Jail? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

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

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to find a person you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Say wassup to people locked up at Wilson County Jail


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