Carbon County Correctional Facility – Nesquehoning, PA

Carbon County Correctional Facility is in Carbon County and is the primary jail for that area. Know someone incarcerated at Carbon County Correctional Facility? This guide gives you info about everything one might want to know about Carbon County Correctional Facilitysuch as the following: Find an inmate at Carbon County Correctional Facility. How to view Carbon County Correctional Facility mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And lots more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give info that you’ll need to make going to jail easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and also any comments or feedback that might be beneficial to others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Carbon County Correctional Facility
331 Broad Street
Nesquehoning, PA 18240-1801

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (570) 325-2211
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and want to contact them?

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

In order to look up who is in jail at Carbon County Correctional Facility you need to click on their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Carbon County Correctional Facility Inmate Search has information on people currently in custody, including custody status, bail amount, and visiting hours. You can find info about anyone who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to locate the information more quickly if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be at a different jail you should check our Pennsylvania county jail guide: Pennsylvania Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake picture, is a photo taken by the police during jail intake processing. They take one face photo and a profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the pictures, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates are on the website, or you can see them in person at the Carbon County Correctional Facility. When you search for mugshots online you have to input their full name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot removed from the Carbon County Correctional Facility website? This is difficult, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot sites, 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

Naturally, once you’re in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount is determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must promise to show up for court, and in the meantime you are not permitted to leave town.

In most cases, prisoners can earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will be required to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you might be permitted to move into 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 you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by how serious your charges are. You will need to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was set in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Carbon County Correctional Facility site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it’s really easy if you have the money. First, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will usually request to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To find a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Carbon County Correctional Facility

Have you ever hired a bail bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, will have to answer some simple questions, like what is your legal name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call in order to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? Were you treated fairly? Can you tell us tips that could help other people get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process can take between 30 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you can get released from jail. Also, how fast you get released depends on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if a judge still needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a release date, plan to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you must start your sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if they find one, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring approved items when you go to jail, for example your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. Your visitors will go into a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. All visitors has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures can change, so make sure that you double-check the jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are typically more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Carbon County Correctional Facility phone number is: (570) 325-2211

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail delivery. You must write the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail will be opened and examined and read by the jail administration, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Carbon County Correctional Facility is:

Carbon County Correctional Facility
331 Broad Street
Nesquehoning, PA 18240-1801

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Carbon County Correctional Facility
331 Broad Street
Nesquehoning, PA 18240-1801


The mail policy at Carbon County Correctional Facility can change, so you should visit the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member find a lawyer for you. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the court system. The quicker you get an attorney working on your situation, the better your chances.

For more information about how to find an attorney, go to: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender has access to private investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are real attorneys who are members of the Pennsylvania State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records are comprised of a file containing a docket and every documents and motions in the case. You have the ability to access court records using the internet service, or at the Carbon County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Carbon County magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your court case. Magistrates do several different things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and if necessary the victim. Remember you are able to request to receive your own copy of the report before your sentencing, and correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty easy to do, simply just query the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the Carbon County jail website or call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Carbon County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see these listings on the website, but keep in mind that you can’t see the precise address, but only the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

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

A criminal records search you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases will not learn if they has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your account could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Carbon County,the Carbon County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in the Carbon County jail is very scary, eventually you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required 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 Carbon County Correctional Facility, 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 Carbon County Correctional Facility 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 funds to people in jail can change, so double check the official Carbon County Correctional Facility site before you send money 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 Carbon County Correctional Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Carbon County Correctional Facility, 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 Carbon County Correctional Facility

    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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 an inmate at Carbon County Correctional Facility? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If yes, then please write a review about it. Write about your experience so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can include in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story about it. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell Your Story About Carbon County Correctional Facility

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to talk to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.

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