William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center – Alexandria, VA

William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center is in Alexandria Independent City and is the jail for this region. Do you know somebody in William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center? This guide gives you info about anything one might want to know about William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center,like: Find out who’s in jail at William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center? How to view William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give you all the advice and information that you need to make the process less stressfull. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any tips or comments that would be a benefit to others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center
2003 Mill Road
Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 703-746-4114
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Do you know a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

In order to find out who is in jail at William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center you will have to visit their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center Inmate Lookup is a list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes current status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. You can also find info for anybody processed or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find the information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member may be in another county jail you can check our guide to other Virginia jails: Other Jails in Virginia


Mugshots

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

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center prisoners are on the website, or you can see them at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you will need to put in their first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken down from the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center website? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the 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’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to agree to show up for court, and until that date you must not leave the area.

In most cases, prisoners will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will have to return to the jail every day after work, or you might have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until you go to court. Your bail amount all depends on the seriousness of your crime. Someone you know will need to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was determined in order to be released. If you don’t go to court, whoever paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, its really easy. To start with, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t take a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be discharged. 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 their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually with a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To talk to a bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You must answer a bunch of questions, such as your legal name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone to talk to 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, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process can take from 15 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you can post bail, the faster you can get released from jail. Also, it might depend on if you have a cash bond or if a judge still needs to figure out the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a date of your release, expect to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you must start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if so, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to provide each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will go into a log of visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide identification. Anyone arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Visitation procedures change often, so it would be wise to check the official site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: 703-746-4114

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail delivery. You should print the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not mail a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and inspected by the jail staff, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center is:

William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center
2003 Mill Road
Alexandria, VA 22314

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center
2003 Mill Road
Alexandria, VA 22314


The William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center inmate mail policy is always changing, so double check the site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have certain rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you call. You might be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you through the complicated court system. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about how to find a lawyer, click here: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual attorneys, members of the Virginia State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Alexandria Independent City court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records have a case file containing a docket and all of the documents and motions filed during your court case. You have the ability to access court records via the internet service, or at the Alexandria Independent City Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents relating to your case are available at Alexandria Independent City Clerk of Court office.

Fees

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

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that will preside on your court case. Magistrate judges do many different things, which include setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you are allowed to ask to receive a copy of the report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any inaccurate information.

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 and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To do this, you need to query the jail’s website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, such as warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to 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 this information online, but you should know that you can’t get the actual address, but only the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a court case file that contains a court docket and any filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access your court records on the internet, or at the Alexandria Independent City Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of people’s criminal history. These state databases are all linked so you can track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t learn if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you call the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your comments may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Alexandria Independent City,the Alexandria Independent City Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Alexandria Independent City Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Alexandria Independent City jail is very scary, soon you will settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. You should expect an alarm for wake-up at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate 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 William G. Truesdale Adult 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 William G. Truesdale Adult 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 process for sending funds to inmates could change, so we suggest that you review the site when you send funds 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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the William G. Truesdale Adult 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 William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center

    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:

    • 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 locked up in this jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

    If you have, then please write your review about it. Write down your jail experience so that others can find out what to expect.

    Things you could write in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • 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’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Links and Resources

    Main William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center Website
    William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center Inmate Search
    William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center Mugshots
    William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center Bail Link

    William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center Visitation Policy Link
    William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center Jail Mail Policy Link
    William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center Inmate Inquiry Link
    Alexandria Independent City Warrant Inquiry
    William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center Arrests
    Send Money to an Inmate at William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center
    William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center Jobs


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