Patrick County Jail – Stuart, VA

Patrick County Jail is in Patrick County, VA and is the jail for this region. Do you know someone at Patrick County Jail? This site will tell you information about anything you might need to know about Patrick County Jail,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Patrick County Jail? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And much, much more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to offer advice and information you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and please leave any tips or comments that could be a benefit to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Patrick County Jail
103 West Blue Ridge Street Po Box 128
Stuart, VA 24171

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 276-694-3161
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and need to locate them?

Do you know somebody that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to look up who is in jail at Patrick County Jail you will have to click on their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Patrick County Jail Inmate Search has information on people currently in custody, including status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can get the same information on anybody booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their inmate information faster if you have the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for is at another county jail you will want to check our Virginia county jail guide: List of all jails in Virginia


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photo, is the photo that the jail takes during jail intake processing. They will take one face photo and a side picture. Your full name and booking number will appear on the photos, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Patrick County Jail prisoners are on the Patrick County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Patrick County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to put in their full name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot taken off of the Patrick County Jail site? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you must agree to be in court on your court date, and until then you can’t go out of town.

Usually, inmates in the Patrick County Jail can earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will either have to return to jail at the end of the day after work, or you could be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay depends on the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay 10% of the amount set so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, the person that paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the Patrick County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, its simple to do if you have the money. To start with, figure out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To talk to a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer a number of questions, like what is your full legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call so you can call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear 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 you have to wait in the holding cell? How were you treated? Do you know any things that could help other people that get arrested get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged may take anywhere from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you can get released from jail. Also, it can depend on if you have a cash bond amount or if the judge still needs to determine how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the date of your release, you should plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell someone that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if so, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring required items when you go, such as a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. This information will be put in a Visiting log as an approved visitor. Every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Patrick County Jail can change, so it would be wise to visit the official jail site before you 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 . Calls made in jail are a lot pricier than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the jail rules, phone privileges could be reduced or forbidden completely.

The Patrick County Jail phone number is: 276-694-3161

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent via the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of delivery. You must write or type the name, inmate number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a package or box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail will be opened and examined and read by staff, and will be returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Patrick County Jail:

Patrick County Jail
103 West Blue Ridge Street Po Box 128
Stuart, VA 24171

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Patrick County Jail
103 West Blue Ridge Street Po Box 128
Stuart, VA 24171


The mail policy can change, so we suggest that you 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 should know you still have rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member find an attorney for you. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the court system in your county. The sooner you get an attorney working on your case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click here: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are real lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are public records. Court records contain a court case file with a docket sheet and each of the documents filed during your court case. You can access the records and documents in your court case via the online service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges associated with your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that will preside on your case. Magistrates do different tasks, which include setting bail, issuing warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will consider when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you can ask to see your own copy of the report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?

You can you should visit the Patrick County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry online or you are able to call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see these listings on the website, but bear in mind that you won’t get the actual address, rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and all documents filed in the case. You can access the court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of someone’s criminal past. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to the Patrick County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:

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

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not be able to see if someone had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Patrick County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in Patrick County Jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine. You should expect an alarm for wake-up at about 6am, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. After 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 Patrick 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 Patrick 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 procedure to send money to someone in jail at Patrick County Jail is likely to change, so you should review the official website before send money to someone in jail 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 Patrick County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Patrick 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 Patrick County 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 been a prisoner at Patrick County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Patrick County Jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please write your review about it. Write about what you experienced so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your comment:

    • Conditions in Patrick County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

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

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to throw a shout out to somebody you met when you were locked up? Post a message to them below.

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