Henry County Jail – Martinsville, VA

Henry County Jail is located in Henry County and is the main jail for the area. Looking for someone locked up at Henry County Jail? This page will tell you about anything you might need to know about Henry County Jail: Find out who’s in jail at Henry County Jail? How to view Henry County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Henry County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to give you all the information and tips that you need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and also any tips or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Henry County Jail
3250 Kings Mountain Road
Martinsville, VA 24112

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (276) 656-4270
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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 don’t know how to contact them?

Has someone that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

To see who is in jail at Henry County Jail you have to go to their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Henry County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of people who are in jail, which includes status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you can get info about anyone who has been arrested or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can get their arrest information more quickly if you enter their first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

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


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photo, is a photograph taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one full face and a side picture. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be viewed on the Henry County Jail website, or you can view them at the Henry County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to enter the name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot removed from the Henry County Jail website? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the 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

Of course, once you are in jail, your only thought is when and how to get out. After booking, bail will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you must agree to go to your court date, and you won’t be allowed to leave town.

In most cases, a prisoner can earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you might get to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. Someone will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount set before you can bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the Henry County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the Henry County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it’s easy. First, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you will not be able to get a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman may ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

To find a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Henry County Jail

Have you ever had to find a bail bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, have to answer a bunch of questions, like what is your full name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to use the phone so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did it take to get processed? Were you treated fairly? Do you know any things that might help other people make it through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail takes from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the faster you can get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged might depend on if you’ve got a bond amount or if a magistrate needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a release date, expect to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell an officer that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if you do, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or your ID, prescription medication, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be entered in the visitors log as an approved visitor. Every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Henry County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so it would be wise to double-check the official site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made at home. 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 bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden completely.

The Henry County Jail phone number is: (276) 656-4270

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. You must print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and read and examined by staff, and will be returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Henry County Jail:

Henry County Jail
3250 Kings Mountain Road
Martinsville, VA 24112

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Henry County Jail
3250 Kings Mountain Road
Martinsville, VA 24112


The mail policy at Henry County Jail changes frequently, so check the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and guide you through the complicated legal system in Henry County. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better.

For more information on this, visit: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

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

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. They are comprised of a court case file with a docket sheet and every documents filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access court records via the online service, or at the Henry County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are available at Henry County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs from your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Henry County magistrate is the judge that rules on your case. Magistrates do a number of different things, like deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some cases the victim. Bear in mind you can request to receive your own copy of this report before sentencing, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to query the Henry County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you should 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 are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Henry County court website or call the court. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, like court orders. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Henry County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see these listings online, but keep in mind that you will not find the exact address, just the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a court case file that includes a docket and all of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You are able to access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These online databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, usually will not learn if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, 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 a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Henry County,the Henry County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in the Henry County jail is very scary, soon you will get used to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to 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 Henry 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 Henry 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 process for sending funds to jail inmates can change, so we suggest that you visit the site before 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 Henry County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Henry 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 Henry 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 locked up at Henry County Jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this jail?

    If yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write down what you experienced so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you could include in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

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

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to throw a shout out to a person you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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