Newton Detention Facility – Newton, NC

Newton Detention Facility is in Catawba County, NC and is the main correctional facility for that area. Do you know somebody locked up at Newton Detention Facility? This site gives you information about anything you might want to know about Newton Detention Facility,such as: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information that you’ll need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that could help other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Newton Detention Facility
100-B South West Blvd.
Newton, NC 28658

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 828-465-8999
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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 find them?

Do you know a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you need to find them?

In order to search who is in jail at Newton Detention Facility you should go to their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Newton Detention Facility Inmate Locator has information on people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also get the same information about anyone arrested and booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information quicker if you have the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be in a different jail you should check our North Carolina county jail guide: North Carolina County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake picture, is a photo taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the mugshot, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen on the Newton Detention Facility website, or you can view them at the Newton Detention Facility. When viewing online you have to enter the prisoner’s first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot erased from the Newton Detention Facility site? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to promise to go to your court date, and until that date you won’t be allowed to leave the area.

In most cases, a prisoner will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow 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 do work release. You will either have to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you could have the chance to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until you go to court. Your bail amount is dictated by how serious your crime is. Someone will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was determined in order for you to get out of jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Newton Detention Facility site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it is really easy. To start with, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you will not be able to get a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t accept checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will usually require that they use assets as collateral for the bond.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Newton Detention Facility

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, must answer a bunch of questions, such as your full legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call in order to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. The discharge process will take between 30 minutes to all day. So, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you can get released from jail. It also can depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if the magistrate needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a release date, plan to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you must report to start a 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 the intake officer that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if there is one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you aren’t late. Just bring required items with you, like your drivers license or ID, prescription medication, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be entered in a log of visitors for the inmate. All visitors will have to provide identification. Visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Newton Detention Facility visitation procedures frequently change, so you should double-check the official site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are usually more expensive than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 828-465-8999

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of delivery. Clearly print the name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not mail a box or package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined by the jail staff, and will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Newton Detention Facility, use this address:

Newton Detention Facility
100-B South West Blvd.
Newton, NC 28658

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Newton Detention Facility
100-B South West Blvd.
Newton, NC 28658


The Newton Detention Facility inmate mail policy is always changing, so we suggest that you check the site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative locate an attorney when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the legal system in Catawba County. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

For more information about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender Office has access to investigators, forensics experts and case workers. Public Defenders are real attorneys who are members of the North Carolina State Bar and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Catawba County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They are comprised of a court case file with a docket and all documents in the case. You are able to access your court records using the website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents from your case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs from your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Catawba County magistrate acts as the judge that will preside on your case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, which include setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you can ask to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service to probation, to prison or jail time. 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 receive a date that you are required to report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?

You can you need to query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is in the public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, such as a court order. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Catawba County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You can access these offenders on the internet, but you should know that you will not get the exact address, but only the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file that includes a docket and any filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access your court records online, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal history. These state databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You can go to the Catawba County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you won’t find out if they had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your story might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Catawba County,the Catawba County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Catawba County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Newton Detention Facility is no fun, soon you will get used to the routine that is set for you. You should expect an alarm for wake-up at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Newton Detention Facility, 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 Newton Detention Facility 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 people in jail might change, so we suggest that you visit 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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Newton Detention Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Newton Detention Facility, 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 Newton Detention Facility

    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 been incarcerated in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If so, then please write your review about it. Write about your experience because others can learn what to expect.

    Things you could put in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story about it. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Newton Detention Facility? What about the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to talk to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Say Hello to people still locked up at Newton Detention Facility

    Links and Resources

    Main Newton Detention Facility Link
    Newton Detention Facility Inmate Search Link
    View Newton Detention Facility Mugshots
    Newton Detention Facility Bail Amount Link

    Newton Detention Facility Visitation Policy Link
    Newton Detention Facility Jail Mail Policy Link
    Newton Detention Facility Inmate Inquiry Link
    Newton Detention Facility Warrant Inquiry
    Newton Detention Facility Arrests
    Send Money to an Inmate at Newton Detention Facility
    Newton Detention Facility Employment


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