Chesapeake Correctional Center – Chesapeake, VA

Chesapeake Correctional Center is located in Chesapeake Independent City, Virginia and is the main correctional facility for the area. Are you looking for somebody in Chesapeake Correctional Center? This guide gives you info about everything one might want to know about Chesapeake Correctional Centersuch as the following: Find an inmate at Chesapeake Correctional Center. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Chesapeake Correctional Center intake procedures. Court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to give information and tips that you need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or feedback that might help other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Chesapeake Correctional Center
400 Albemarle Dr.
Chesapeake, VA 23322-5504

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (757)382-2883
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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 don’t know how to contact them?

Has somebody who’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

To look up who is in jail at Chesapeake Correctional Center you will have to go to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Chesapeake Correctional Center Inmate Search has information on persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. You can get information on anyone who has been arrested or released in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to find the information quicker if you have your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for might be at a different jail you should look here: Virginia County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photograph, is a photo that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. They take one full face and a profile photo. Your name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they are on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are on the Chesapeake Correctional Center website, or you can see them at the Chesapeake Correctional Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to put in their name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot removed from the Chesapeake Correctional Center website? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount is set by the magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you are required to agree to show up for court, and in the meantime you must not travel out of the county.

Usually, an inmate at Chesapeake Correctional Center will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will have to return to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you could get to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay is determined by the seriousness of your charges. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was determined before you can be released. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail 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 Chesapeake Correctional Center. If you have all the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Chesapeake Correctional Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, its really easy. First, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to get a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

If you need a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bail bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You will answer some basic questions, like what is your full legal name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will get to use the phone to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process may take anywhere from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will be released. Also, it depends on if you have a bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to decide on the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the date of your release, you should expect to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell them that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they find one, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s names will be entered in a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. All visitors has to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Visitation procedures change often, so it would be wise to visit the official site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are generally pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges may be limited or forbidden.

The Chesapeake Correctional Center phone number is: (757)382-2883

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent via US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. Clearly write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail is opened and examined by the jail staff, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Chesapeake Correctional Center, use this address:

Chesapeake Correctional Center
400 Albemarle Dr.
Chesapeake, VA 23322-5504

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Chesapeake Correctional Center
400 Albemarle Dr.
Chesapeake, VA 23322-5504


The Chesapeake Correctional Center mail policy changes frequently, so double check the site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have certain 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 get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the legal system. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better.

To read more about this, go to: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

Chesapeake Independent City court records are public records. They are comprised of a case file containing a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You have the ability to access your court case records with the Chesapeake Independent City website, or by going to the Chesapeake Independent City Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the jury’s verdict. All records from your case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs associated with your court case, for example 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 and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge who presides on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, like setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with your background information and details of the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will review and take into account when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim. Keep in mind that you should request to get a copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and make sure that you correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, which include community service to 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 could be locked up immediately, or given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

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

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants online or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Chesapeake Independent City Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these listings online, but keep in mind that you will not be able to get the exact address, but only the neighborhood 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 case file that contains a court docket and all documents and filings filed in your case. You can access the court records online, or at the Chesapeake Independent City Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of a person’s criminal background. These state databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to the Chesapeake Independent City Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t be able to find out if someone had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Chesapeake Independent City,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Chesapeake Independent City jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will 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 Chesapeake Correctional 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 Chesapeake Correctional Center uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The procedure to send money to someone in jail changes, so we suggest that you check the official Chesapeake Correctional Center site when 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 Chesapeake Correctional Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Chesapeake Correctional 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 Chesapeake Correctional 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:

    • 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 a prisoner in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Chesapeake Correctional Center?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write a review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to get in touch with somebody you met when you were locked up? Throw a shout out to them here.

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  1. DIANE says:

    GOOD MORNING,
    I AM WRITING THIS LETTER TO GET HELP. MY SON IS IN THE CHESAPEAKE JAIL, AND HE WENT TO COURT AND THE JUDGE GAVE HIM A LAWYER. I NEED TO KNOW WHAT CAN I DO TO GET THE LAWYER TO CALL ME OR GO SEE MY SON. MY SON AND ME WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO HIM AND GET A DATE FOR A BOND HEARING. SO IF THERE IS ANYONE READING THIS LETTER THAT CAN HELP ME OUT, PLEASE DO. AND I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THE HELP.
    THANKS
    DIANE

  2. Jarrid C says:

    I love you daddy!!

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