Newberry County Jail – Newberry, SC

Newberry County Jail is in Newberry County, SC and is the main jail for this county. Know somebody locked up in Newberry County Jail? This guide will tell you information about anything a person needs to know about Newberry County Jailsuch as the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Newberry County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you advice and information you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or tips that would be a benefit to others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Newberry County Jail
520 Wilson Road
Newberry, SC 29108

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 803-321-2211
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and need to find them?

Do you know a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to see who is in jail at Newberry County Jail you need to visit their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Newberry County Jail Inmate Locator has information on persons currently in custody, including current status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you can find information for anyone booked or released within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find their inmate information faster if you’ve got your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one might be at a different jail you can look here, too: List of all jails in South Carolina


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photo, is the photo taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one full face and one profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found online, or you can see them in person at the Newberry County Jail. When viewing online you will need to enter the legal name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot erased from the Newberry County Jail website? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are in jail, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might 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 of jail you will have to promise to show up for court, and you are not allowed to go out of town.

Usually, prisoners are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to stay jail each day after work, or you may have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set all depends on how serious your charges are. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total that was determined before you can bail out of jail. If you don’t go to court, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the Newberry County Jail. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Newberry County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, its very simple to do. First, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t accept a check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will get released. 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 bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases charge a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman may ask to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

You can find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Newberry County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You must answer some questions, like your full legal name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone so you can contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process can take anywhere between 10 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you can get released from jail. It also will depend on if you have a cash bond or if a magistrate still needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a discharge date, plan to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you need to start a jail sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and let them know that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if there is one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to list information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be entered in the visitation log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
The Newberry County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so visit the official Newberry County Jail jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are much more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated completely.

The Newberry County Jail phone number is: 803-321-2211

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. You must write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send a package or box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail is opened and read and inspected by staff, and will be sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Newberry County Jail:

Newberry County Jail
520 Wilson Road
Newberry, SC 29108

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Newberry County Jail
520 Wilson Road
Newberry, SC 29108


The mail policy can change, so double check the official Newberry County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have particular rights, and an important one is the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you through the court system. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, visit: How to Find an Attorney in Newberry County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. All Public Defenders are real attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. They include a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents that have been filed in your case. You are able to access your court records 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 court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records from your case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that rules over your case. Magistrates do many different things, which include setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about your background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will review when deciding on the sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim. Bear in mind you are allowed to ask to have your own copy of this report before your sentencing, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, 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 might get taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

To do this, just access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the Newberry County jail website or you are able to 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. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Newberry County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access this information on the internet, but you should know that you will not see the exact address, rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file that includes a docket and all of the documents filed in your case. You can access court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal background. These online databases are linked together so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You can go to the Newberry County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

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

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally will not be able to see if they has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you call the jail? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your feedback may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Newberry County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in Newberry County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon get used to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6am, and then roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Newberry 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 Newberry 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 rules for sending money to jail inmates might change, so double check the the Newberry County Jail website before you send money to an inmate there.

    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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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Newberry County Jail

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

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • 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 spent any time at Newberry County Jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Newberry County Jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down what you experienced so other people will know what to expect.

    Things you can include in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story about it. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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