Brunswick County Detention Center is in Brunswick County, NC and is the primary jail for the area. Looking for somebody in jail at Brunswick County Detention Center? This page will tell you info about anything related to Brunswick County Detention Center: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Brunswick County Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information. And much more…
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The chance of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to give you all the information and advice that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and also any tips or comments that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.
Brunswick County Detention Center
70 Stamp Act Drive
Bolivia, NC 28422
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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 want to find them?
Has somebody that’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?
To look up who’s in jail at Brunswick County Detention Center you need to go to their web site and use the inmate lookup.
The Brunswick County Detention Center Inmate Search is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to get information on anybody arrested and booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find their inmate information more quickly if you enter their name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
If the person you are looking for is in a different jail you can look here, too: North Carolina County Jails
A mugshot, or jail processing photo, is a photo taken by the police when you get booked into jail. They take one face photo and a profile picture. Your name and intake number will be on the photos, and they are kept on file.
Mugshots of Brunswick County Detention Center inmates can be viewed on the Brunswick County Detention Center website, or you can see them in person at the Brunswick County Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you will have to input the legal name, and a booking date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Want to have your mugshot taken down from the Brunswick County Detention Center website? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, if you are in jail, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail will be decided by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.
If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to go to your court date, and you are not permitted to leave town.
Typically, a prisoner in the Brunswick County Detention Center will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while locked up.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. You will be required to stay the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you may get to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.
Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by how serious your charges are. You will have to post 10 percent of the total amount that was determined so you can be released. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, that person will lose all of the bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
You have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the Brunswick County Detention Center website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, its easy if you have the money. To start with, you have to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.
If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should use a bail bondsman. They will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will in these cases use your assets as collateral for the bond.
To contact a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Brunswick County Detention Center
Have you ever hired a bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake procedure takes you through each of these steps:
- You will get put 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 must answer a number of questions, such as what is your legal name, address, birth date and contact person.
- You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
- You’ll be given an inmate ID.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- They will take your mugshot.
- All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
- You will get to make a phone call so you can talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
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When you post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process may take between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you can get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to determine the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and know the release date, plan to be released that morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If there is a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and let them know that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if there is one, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you are not late to report. Just bring necessary items when you go, like your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order from court.
In order to have visitors, inmates must provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s names will go into a log of approved visitors for the inmate. Every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so you should double-check the official Brunswick County Detention Center jail site before you try to go to visitation.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are typically more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.
The Brunswick County Detention Center phone number is: 910-253-2777
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail must be mailed using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write the name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and inspected and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
The mailing address for Brunswick County Detention Center is:
Brunswick County Detention Center
70 Stamp Act Drive
Bolivia, NC 28422
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Brunswick County Detention Center
70 Stamp Act Drive
Bolivia, NC 28422
The inmate mail policy at Brunswick County Detention Center changes, so it would be best to visit the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you still have rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you have a friend or family member find a lawyer for you. You may be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the court system in your county. The sooner you get an attorney working on your situation, the better.
For more info on how to find a lawyer, click here: How to Find a Lawyer in Brunswick County
If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys who are members of the North Carolina State Bar and are licensed to practice law.
Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? How did they do?
Court records are public records. Court records are comprised of a court case file with a docket sheet and all documents that have been filed. You have the ability to access your court case records via the website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.
Court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.
The Brunswick County magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your case. Magistrates do different tasks, which include setting bail, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.
A pre-sentencing report is put together to include background information and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will consider when decide your sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Keep in mind that you can ask to receive your own copy of this report before your sentencing, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.
When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.
Do you want to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?
This is pretty simple to do, just you should go to the Brunswick County jail website, and do a search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Birth date.
- Approximate booking date.
- or inmate ID.
If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the Brunswick County court website or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is public record and this information is accessible to anyone.
Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like court orders. You can find these by going to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
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 in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these listings on the website, but keep in mind that you won’t get the actual address, but only the address block that they live on.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a case file containing a docket and any of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Brunswick County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each and every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal background. These state databases are connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to the Brunswick County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.
A criminal records search you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:
- Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
If you do a criminal records check, you generally will not be able to find out if that person had:
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- Moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Conditions in Brunswick County Detention Center.
- Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
- Guards and jail staff
- Food and commissary
- Having Visitors
- Other Inmates.
- Inmate safety
- Activities and programs
To find this kind of information, you have to do a driving records search.
Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the Brunswick County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your story could make it easier for others.
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The FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Brunswick County,the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of spending time in Brunswick County Detention Center is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will settle into the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will 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 Brunswick County Detention Center, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Brunswick County Detention Center 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 is likely to change, so visit the site when you send any money.
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.
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.
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.
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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Types of Jobs at Brunswick County Detention Center
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Brunswick County Detention Center, 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.
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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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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
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.
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.
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.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been a prisoner at Brunswick County Detention Center? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?
If you have, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so that other people can learn what to expect.
Things you can write in what you write:
Tell Your Story
Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?
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