Cherokee County Detention Center – Gaffney, SC

Cherokee County Detention Center is in Cherokee County, South Carolina and is the correctional facility for the area. Do you know someone in jail at Cherokee County Detention Center? This guide tells you info about everything you might need to know about Cherokee County Detention Center: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Cherokee County Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Cherokee County court information. And lots more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you info that you need to make going to jail easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Cherokee County Detention Center
315 East Dr. L. M. Rosemond Blvd.
Gaffney, SC 29340

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 864-489-4722
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and want to find out where they are?

Has somebody who has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To find out who’s in jail at Cherokee County Detention Center you have to visit their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Cherokee County Detention Center Inmate Locator is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to get the same information for anyone arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to get the information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be incarcerated at a different jail you can check our South Carolina county jail guide: South Carolina County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking picture, is a photograph that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. They will take one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your name and booking number will be in the mugshot, and they are on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be seen on the Cherokee County Detention Center website, or you can see them in person at the Cherokee County Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you have to put in the person’s legal name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken down from the Cherokee County Detention Center site? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount is decided 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 court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you won’t be permitted to leave the county.

Typically, prisoners are given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you may be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the seriousness of your crime. Someone will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order for you to be released. If you miss court, whoever paid your bail won’t 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 need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, it is simple to do if you have the money. First of all, figure out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They will usually have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in most cases ask to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

To contact a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

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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
  • House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, must answer a number of questions, like what is your full legal name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process takes anywhere from 15 minutes to many hours. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will get released. It also might depend on whether or not you have a cash bond or if a magistrate has to decide on the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a discharge date, plan to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell them that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they find one, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring necessary items when you go, such as a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitors will be put into a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Cherokee County Detention Center visitation procedures can change, so it would be wise to check the official site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are generally pricier than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely.

The Cherokee County Detention Center phone number is: 864-489-4722

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent via the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of delivery. Clearly write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail will be opened and read by the jail administration, and will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Cherokee County Detention Center is:

Cherokee County Detention Center
315 East Dr. L. M. Rosemond Blvd.
Gaffney, SC 29340

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Cherokee County Detention Center
315 East Dr. L. M. Rosemond Blvd.
Gaffney, SC 29340


The inmate mail policy at Cherokee County Detention Center is always changing, so we suggest that you double check the site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these is the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you understand the court system. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more info on this, read: How to Find an Attorney in Cherokee County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. Public Defenders are actual lawyers who are admitted to the South Carolina State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law in South Carolina.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Cherokee County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They contain a court case file with a docket and each of the motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case using the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents associated with your case are available at Cherokee County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge that rules on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you can request to have your own copy of the report before your sentencing, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is locked up, or has ever been in jail?

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

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Cherokee County court website or call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail 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 a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by contacting the Cherokee County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these offenders online, but bear in mind that you won’t find the actual address, but only the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and all documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access court records on the website, or at the Cherokee County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of people’s criminal history. These databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases won’t discover if that person has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Cherokee County,the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Cherokee County Detention Center is quite unpleasant, soon you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. All inmates get a wake-up alarm at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. After breakfast, participate 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 Cherokee County Detention Center, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Cherokee County Detention Center uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The procedure to send money to someone in jail at Cherokee County Detention Center changes, so we suggest that you visit the site when 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Cherokee County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Cherokee County Detention Center, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Cherokee County Detention Center

    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 a prisoner in Cherokee County Detention Center? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If you have, then you should write your review about it. Write about what you experienced because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Cherokee County Detention Center? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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