Carroll County Jail – Hillsville, VA

Carroll County Jail is in Carroll County, VA and is the jail for the area. Do you know someone at Carroll County Jail? This site gives you information about anything related to Carroll County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate at Carroll County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And lots more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information and advice that you’ll need to make the process easier. If you have questions, just ask it, and any tips or comments that would help other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Carroll County Jail
605 Pine Street
Hillsville, VA 24343

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 276-730-3020
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know somebody who’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To look up who’s in jail at Carroll County Jail you need to go to their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Carroll County Jail Inmate List is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including current status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to get info about anyone booked or released in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find their inmate information fast if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for may be in a different jail you should look here: Other Jails in Virginia


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photograph, is the picture that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one full face and a profile photo. Your name and booking number will be in the pictures, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be searched on the Carroll County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Carroll County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to put in their full name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot erased from the Carroll County Jail website? This is difficult, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are locked up, your primary thought is about when you get out. After booking, a bail amount is 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 be there for your court date, and until that date you must not travel out of the county.

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

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will have to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you may be permitted 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 courts to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay is determined by how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order to be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, that person will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the Carroll County Jail. If know the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, its really easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you can’t get a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not take checks. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in most cases use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a local bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You have to answer some questions, such as your full legal name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will let you use the phone in order to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail may take from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will be freed. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether you have a bond amount or if a judge must determine how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a discharge date, you should expect to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to start your sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you go, such as your drivers license or state issued ID, prescription medication, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered in the visitation log for the inmate. All visitors will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Carroll County Jail change often, so you should check the official site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are typically pricier than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep 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 might get cut back or cut altogether.

The Carroll County Jail phone number is: 276-730-3020

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. Clearly write the person’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter. Do not mail anything in a package or box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail gets opened and reviewed by the jail officers, and the mail will get returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Carroll County Jail is:

Carroll County Jail
605 Pine Street
Hillsville, VA 24343

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Carroll County Jail
605 Pine Street
Hillsville, VA 24343


The mail policy at Carroll County Jail is always changing, so it would be best to double check the official Carroll County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, one of these being the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the criminal justice system in Carroll County. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click here: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Carroll County court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records are comprised of a court case file containing a docket sheet and each of the documents filed during your court case. You have the ability to access your court case records with the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records relating to your case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges from your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Carroll County court magistrate acts as the judge that rules on your court case. Magistrates do different tasks, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the judge will take into account when determining your sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, his or her family, and in some cases the victim. Don’t forget you are able to ask to receive your own copy of the report before your sentencing, and make sure that you correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, 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 even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date to report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do this, you will have to go to the Carroll County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the Carroll County court website or you are able to call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as court orders. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Carroll County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see sex offenders online, but keep in mind that you will not find the precise address, just the address block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These databases are connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive 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 the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, in most cases will not discover if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your comments could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Carroll County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI’s 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 Carroll County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine. You will get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. Following breakfast you will work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Carroll 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 Carroll 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 someone in jail at Carroll County Jail is likely to change, so be sure to visit the official Carroll County Jail site 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 Carroll County Jail

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

    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 spent any time at this jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your jail experience so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you could include in what you write:

    • Conditions in Carroll County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Carroll County Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to say wassup to someone you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

    Say Hello to people still locked up at Carroll County Jail


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