Dare County Detention Center – Manteo, NC

Dare County Detention Center is in Dare County, NC and is the main jail for that county. Are you looking for someone in Dare County Detention Center? This page gives you information about everything a person needs to know about Dare County Detention Center,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Dare County Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Dare County court information. And much much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to offer info that you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any tips or comments that could help others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Dare County Detention Center
1044 Driftwood Drive
Manteo, NC 27954

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 252-475-9220
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and don’t know how to contact them?

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you need to find them?

To see who’s in jail at Dare County Detention Center you will need to navigate to their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Dare County Detention Center Inmate Search is a list of people who are in jail, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can also get the same information for anybody booked or released within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information quicker if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for may be in another county jail you can check our guide to other North Carolina jails: List of all county jails in North Carolina


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking picture, is a photo taken by the police when you get booked into jail. They will take one and one profile photo. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the photos, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Dare County Detention Center inmates can be found on the website, or you can view them at the Dare County Detention Center. When viewing online you will have to enter the prisoner’s first and last name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken down from the Dare County Detention Center website? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail will be decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may 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 are released from jail you are required to promise to go to your court date, and you are not allowed to leave town.

In most cases, prisoners will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you could have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your charges. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was determined so you can bail out of jail. If you miss court, the person that paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the Dare County Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, it is really easy. First of all, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and usually with a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will usually request to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to use a bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you will answer some simple questions, like what is your full legal name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process can take anywhere from 10 minutes to all day long. So, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you can get out of jail. Also, it will depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if the magistrate needs to decide on your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a date of your release, you should expect to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you have to start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you go, such as a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to list information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will go into a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. Every visitor will have to provide identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies change often, so it would be wise to review the jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are much more expensive than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 252-475-9220

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail delivery. You have to print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not send a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and read and examined by the jail officers, and will get sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Dare County Detention Center:

Dare County Detention Center
1044 Driftwood Drive
Manteo, NC 27954

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Dare County Detention Center
1044 Driftwood Drive
Manteo, NC 27954


The inmate mail policy at Dare County Detention Center is always changing, so it would be best to visit the official Dare County Detention Center site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you should know you still have rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the court system in Dare County. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, visit: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real attorneys, members of the State Bar and are licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case with the website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Dare County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records related to your case are available at the Dare County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges associated with your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Dare County court magistrate is the person that presides over your case. Magistrates do many different things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will take into account when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim. Bear in mind that you can request to receive your own copy of this report before your sentencing, and make sure that you review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date to go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To find this out you will have to access the Dare County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

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

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Dare County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is a matter of public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like court orders. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Dare County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these listings online, but remember that you won’t get the actual address, but only the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and all documents and filings filed in your case. You can access your court records on the internet, or at the Dare County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of people’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to the Dare County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive 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 the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, you generally won’t find out if they has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your comments may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Dare County,the Dare County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Dare County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will settle into the daily routine there. All inmates get a wake-up alarm at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will work 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 Dare County Detention Center, 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 Dare 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 rules for sending money to someone in jail at Dare County Detention Center is always changing, so review the site when you send money to an inmate.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Dare County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Dare 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.

    Apply for a Job at Dare County Detention Center

    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 this jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?

    If yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Tell us about what you experienced because other people will know what to expect.

    What to include in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Dare County Detention Center? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to find somebody you met when you were locked up? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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