Danville Adult Detention Facility (Danville City Jail) – Danville, VA

Danville Adult Detention Facility (Danville City Jail) is in Danville Independent City, Virginia and is the jail for this county. Know somebody locked up at Danville Adult Detention Facility (Danville City Jail)? This page tells you all about everything you might want to know about Danville Adult Detention Facility (Danville City Jail),such as: Find an inmate at Danville Adult Detention Facility (Danville City Jail). How to view Danville Adult Detention Facility (Danville City Jail) mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Danville Adult Detention Facility (Danville City Jail) intake procedures. Court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you information and advice you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, just ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Danville Adult Detention Facility (Danville City Jail)
401 Patton St.
Danville, VA 24543

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 434-799-5130
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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 someone that’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To look up who is in jail at Danville Adult Detention Facility (Danville City Jail) you have to visit their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Danville Adult Detention Facility (Danville City Jail) Inmate Roster is a list of persons who are in jail, including custody status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you can get the same information for anyone processed or released within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their inmate information more quickly if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member might be incarcerated at a different jail you will want to check our Virginia county jail guide: List of all jails in Virginia


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking photo, is a photograph taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. They take one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found on the Danville Adult Detention Facility (Danville City Jail) website, or you can see them in person at the Danville Adult Detention Facility (Danville City Jail). When viewing online you need to put in their legal name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot removed from the Danville Adult Detention Facility (Danville City Jail) website? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After booking, your bail will be decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you will not be permitted to go out of town.

In most cases, a prisoner at Danville Adult Detention Facility (Danville City Jail) can earn time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. You will either have to go back to jail at the end of the day after work, or you might be permitted to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount set so you are able to get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the Danville Adult Detention Facility (Danville City Jail). If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the Danville Adult Detention Facility (Danville City Jail) website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it is really easy. First, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in most cases use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a local bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Danville Independent City

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You must answer some basic questions, like what is your full name, street address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call so you can contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process will take anywhere between 30 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will get released. It also can depend on if you’ve got a bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the discharge date, plan to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that think that there is a warrant out 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 take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring necessary items when you go, for example a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to list information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will go in a log of approved visitors as an authorized visitor. Each visitor must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
The Danville Adult Detention Facility (Danville City Jail) visitation procedures are always changing, so it would be wise to double-check the official 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 made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than regular phone calls. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or forbidden.

Phone Number: 434-799-5130

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of delivery. You have to print the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and reviewed by the staff, and will be sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Danville Adult Detention Facility (Danville City Jail) is:

Danville Adult Detention Facility (Danville City Jail)
401 Patton St.
Danville, VA 24543

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Danville Adult Detention Facility (Danville City Jail)
401 Patton St.
Danville, VA 24543


The inmate mail policy at Danville Adult Detention Facility (Danville City Jail) changes frequently, so check the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney for you. You might be thinking ‘do I really need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the criminal justice system. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

For more info on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are admitted to the Virginia State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They have a file containing a docket sheet and each of the documents in your case. You can access court records using the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents from your court case are kept and available to you at Danville Independent City Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Danville Independent City magistrate is the person that presides over your case in court. Magistrate judges do several different things, such as setting bail, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the defendant’s background and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate will review when deciding on the sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Don’t forget that you can request to get your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

You can you should visit the Danville Independent City jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

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

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Danville Independent City court website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are in the public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view sex offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you will not be able to see the precise address, just the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a court case file containing a docket sheet and all of the filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to the Danville Independent City Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, usually won’t find out if they has had:

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

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in the Danville Independent City jail is very scary, eventually you will get used to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Danville Adult Detention Facility (Danville City 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 Danville Adult Detention Facility (Danville City 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 procedure to send money to inmates is always changing, so we suggest that you review the site when you send money 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Danville Adult Detention Facility (Danville City Jail)

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Danville Adult Detention Facility (Danville City 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 Danville Adult Detention Facility (Danville City Jail)

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time in Danville Adult Detention Facility (Danville City Jail)? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

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

    Things you can put in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

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