Culpeper County Jail – Culpeper, VA

Culpeper County Jail is located in Culpeper County, Virginia and is the main jail for that region. Do you know someone in Culpeper County Jail? This page tells you information about everything a person needs to know about Culpeper County Jail,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Culpeper County Jail? Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information you need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it, and any tips or comments that would be a benefit to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Culpeper County Jail
131 West Cameron St.
Culpeper, VA 22701

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 540-727-3434
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and need to find out where they are?

Has a family member or friend who has been arrested and you want to locate them?

To search who’s in jail at Culpeper County Jail you will need to visit their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Culpeper County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including current status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can find information for anyone arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information faster if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for is incarcerated at a different jail you can look here: Virginia County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake picture, is a photograph that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one full face and a side-view photo. Your full name and booking number will appear on the photos, and they’re on file.

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Mugshots can be searched on the Culpeper County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Culpeper County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to enter the name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken off of the Culpeper County Jail site? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are incarcerated, your only thought is about getting out. After booking, bail is determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to go to your court date, and until then you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.

Typically, an inmate are given early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to go back to jail at the end of the day after work, or you may be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was determined so you are able to get out of jail. If you miss your court date, whoever put up your bail money will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the jail. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Culpeper County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, it’s very simple to do. First, you have to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will usually ask to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

If you need a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to use a bail bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • 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 takes you through these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You will have to answer a number of questions, like your legal name, street address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How did the guards treat you? Do you have any things that might help others make it through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process may take from 10 minutes to many hours. So, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. It also might depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if a judge still needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, you should expect to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you should do the right thing and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they find one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you are not late to report. Only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, like your drivers license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be put into the log as an Authorized visit. Every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so we suggest that you visit the jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are generally more expensive than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated completely.

The Culpeper County Jail phone number is: 540-727-3434

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent via the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. Clearly write the name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter. Do not mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates is opened and examined and read by the officers at the jail, and will get returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Culpeper County Jail is:

Culpeper County Jail
131 West Cameron St.
Culpeper, VA 22701

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Culpeper County Jail
131 West Cameron St.
Culpeper, VA 22701


The Culpeper County Jail mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to double check the site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have 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 make sure you have a friend or family member find a lawyer for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the court system in Culpeper County. The faster you get an attorney working on your case, the better your chances.

For more info on how to find an attorney, go to: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. Public Defenders are real lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Culpeper County court records are a matter of public record. Court records contain a case file containing a docket and all documents and motions in your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records with the online service, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Culpeper County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents related to your court case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that rules over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, which include setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include background information and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will review when decide your sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim. Don’t forget that you can ask to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date to go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Inmate Inquiry

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

To do this, you will have to go to the jail’s website, and search by:

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the Culpeper County court website or call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. Records of arrests are public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be listed and 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 can access these offenders online, but remember that you won’t see the actual address, rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket and any of the documents filed in the case. You can access the court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to the Culpeper County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, you won’t be able to see if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, 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 has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Culpeper County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Culpeper County jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon settle into the daily routine. Expect an alarm to wake up at about six in the morning, and then roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. Following 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 Culpeper 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 Culpeper 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 Culpeper County Jail inmates changes, so you should check the official Culpeper County Jail site before 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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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Culpeper County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Culpeper 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 Culpeper 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 been an inmate at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?

    If yes, then please write a review about it. Write down what you experienced so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you could put in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Culpeper County Jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Culpeper County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Trying to talk to someone you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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