Bladen County Jail – Elizabethtown, NC

Bladen County Jail is in Bladen County, North Carolina and is the primary correctional facility for this region. Looking for somebody in jail at Bladen County Jail? This page will tell you information about anything related to Bladen County Jail: Find an inmate at Bladen County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Bladen County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And everything else.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you all the information and tips that you’ll need to make getting locked up easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that would help other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Bladen County Jail
201 King St.
Elizabethtown, NC 28337

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 910-862-6960
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and don’t know how to locate them?

Do you know someone who has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

To look up who’s in jail at Bladen County Jail you need to navigate to their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Bladen County Jail Inmate Roster has information on people who have been arrested, including custody status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can find information on anybody who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate the information faster if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one may be locked up at a different jail you can check the other North Carolina county jails in our North Carolina County Jail Guide: North Carolina County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing picture, is a picture taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Bladen County Jail prisoners can be searched online, or you can go in person to the Bladen County Jail. When viewing online you will need to input the person’s legal name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken off of the Bladen County Jail site? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, bail is set by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you are not permitted to leave the area.

In most cases, prisoners can earn time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to go back to the jail at the end of the day after work, or you may be allowed to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by how serious your charges are. You will have to post ten percent of the total that was set in order for you to be released. If you miss court, whoever paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, its very simple to do. First, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you will not be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they will not take a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in these cases request to use your assets as collateral.

You can find a bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Bladen County

Have you ever had to find a Bail Bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • 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 the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer some simple questions, like your full name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should share your experience so others can benefit from your story. How long did it take to get through intake? What was you treatment like? Can you share any tips that will help other people to get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process takes between 15 minutes to all day. So, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get out of jail. It also will depend on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if a judge needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, you should plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you have to start a jail sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if you do, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring necessary items with you, for example your drivers license or even your ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitors will be entered into a Visiting log for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
The Bladen County Jail visitation procedures change often, so you should review 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 . Calls made in jail are generally more costly than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or forbidden.

Phone Number: 910-862-6960

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent via the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. Clearly write the name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and examined by the jail staff, and will be returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Bladen County Jail, use this address:

Bladen County Jail
201 King St.
Elizabethtown, NC 28337

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Bladen County Jail
201 King St.
Elizabethtown, NC 28337


The Bladen County Jail mail policy is always changing, so visit the site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have rights, the first of which is the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or relative find an attorney when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the legal system in your county. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better your chances.

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

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are members of the State Bar and are licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records have a file containing a docket sheet and all documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court records with the online service, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records from your court case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are all costs from your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Bladen County court magistrate is the type of judge who presides on your case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include the defendant’s background information and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Remember you are able to ask to have a copy of this report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should query the Bladen County jail website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the court records on the Bladen County jail website or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is in the public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the actual address, but only the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file containing a docket sheet and any documents filed in the case. You can access court records on their website, or at the Bladen County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These databases are linked together and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, usually will not find if someone has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Bladen County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in Bladen County Jail is very scary, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine. You will get a wake-up alarm at about 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate 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 Bladen 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 Bladen 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 funds to inmates can change, so we suggest that you check the official Bladen County Jail site when send funds 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Bladen County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Bladen 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 Bladen 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:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time in Bladen County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about your jail experience because others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can include in your comment:

    • Conditions in Bladen County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to find out how to get in touch with a person you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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