Chesterfield County Detention Center – Chesterfield, SC

Chesterfield County Detention Center is in Chesterfield County, SC and is the primary jail for the area. Know somebody in jail at Chesterfield County Detention Center? This guide tells you info about everything you might want to know about Chesterfield County Detention Centersuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to offer advice and information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or feedback that could help other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Chesterfield County Detention Center
319 Goodale Rd
Chesterfield, SC 29709

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 843-623-2101
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Chesterfield County Detention Center you should visit their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Chesterfield County Detention Center Inmate Roster is an online list of persons who have been arrested, which includes status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to find info for anybody booked or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to locate the information quicker if you’ve got their name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be in another county jail you can check our guide to other South Carolina jails: South Carolina County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake photo, is the photo that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. They take one full face and a profile photo. Your full name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates are on the website, or you can go in person to the Chesterfield County Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you need to put in the person’s full name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken off of the Chesterfield County Detention Center website? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail is determined by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you are required to promise to show up for court, and until then you are required not to go out of town.

In most cases, a prisoner will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to stay the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you may have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to put up ten percent of the total set so you are able to bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for court, that person won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You must call the Chesterfield County Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, it’s really easy if you have the money. First, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you can’t get a bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t take a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should use a bail bondsman. They generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman might use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Chesterfield County Detention Center

Have you ever used a bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of 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.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will answer some basic questions, such as what is your legal name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will get to make a phone call to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If so, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? Were you treated fairly? Can you tell us things that could help others to get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail may take from 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the faster bail is posted, the faster you will be released. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether you have a cash bond amount or if the magistrate has to decide on how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and have a discharge date, plan to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if you do, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance. Your visitors will be entered in a log of visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Chesterfield County Detention Center visitation procedures change often, so we suggest that you visit the jail site before you 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 . Phone calls made in jail are typically more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when and 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 are disciplined for an infraction, phone privileges could be reduced or cut altogether.

The Chesterfield County Detention Center phone number is: 843-623-2101

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be mailed using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail delivery. Clearly write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t send a box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail is opened and examined by the staff, and will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Chesterfield County Detention Center is:

Chesterfield County Detention Center
319 Goodale Rd
Chesterfield, SC 29709

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Chesterfield County Detention Center
319 Goodale Rd
Chesterfield, SC 29709


The Chesterfield County Detention Center inmate mail policy changes frequently, so double check the official Chesterfield County Detention Center site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or family member find an attorney when you call. You might be thinking ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you understand the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about how to find an attorney, click here: How to Find an Attorney in Chesterfield County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual lawyers that are members of the South Carolina State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law in South Carolina.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Chesterfield County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records have a court case file with a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You, and anyone else, can access court records via the website, or by going to the Chesterfield County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Chesterfield County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records related to your case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the costs associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that will preside on your case in court. They do many different things, such as setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include background information and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you are able to request to get a copy of the report before sentencing, and correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do this, you need to access the Chesterfield County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • 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 have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Chesterfield County jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, like court orders. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered and listed on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view sex offenders online, but keep in mind that you will not be able to get the actual address, just the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file that includes a docket and any of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal background. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You can go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t see if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you have to do a driving history search.

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

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Chesterfield County,the Chesterfield County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Chesterfield County jail is no fun, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Chesterfield 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 Chesterfield 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 people in jail is likely to change, so it would be best to visit the official website 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 Chesterfield County Detention Center

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

    • 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 a prisoner in this jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If so, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so that others can find out what to expect.

    What to put in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Chesterfield County Detention Center? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Did you make friends in jail? Want to talk to a friend from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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