Duplin County Detention Center – Kenansville, NC

Duplin County Detention Center is located in Duplin County, NC and is the jail for that area. Know somebody in jail at Duplin County Detention Center? This page tells you about anything related to Duplin County Detention Centersuch as the following: Find an inmate at Duplin County Detention Center. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And lots more.

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you advice and information that you’ll need to make going to jail easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and any feedback or comments that would be a benefit to others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Duplin County Detention Center
112 W Hill Street
Kenansville, NC 28349

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 910-296-2324
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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 need to locate them?

Has someone who’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

To search who is in jail at Duplin County Detention Center you will need to click on their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Duplin County Detention Center Inmate Lookup is a list of people who have been arrested, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. You can find info for anybody arrested and booked or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate the information faster if you enter the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for might be locked up at a different jail you should check our guide to other North Carolina jails: North Carolina County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking picture, is the photo that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your full name and booking number will be in the photos, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Duplin County Detention Center inmates are on the Duplin County Detention Center website, or you can see them in person at the Duplin County Detention Center. When viewing online you need to enter the inmate’s legal name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken off of the Duplin County Detention Center website? This is difficult, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest 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 a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are locked up, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail will be decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to show up for court, and in the meantime you won’t be allowed to go out of town.

Usually, prisoners at Duplin County Detention Center will be given time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to stay jail each day when you’re finished working, or you could be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay depends on the seriousness of your crime. Someone will have to post 10% of the amount that was determined so you can bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the Duplin County Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Duplin County Detention Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, it is easy. First, you need to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t take a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will in most cases ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bail bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Released 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 is made up of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you must answer some simple questions, like what is your full legal name, your address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone in order to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere between 10 minutes to many hours. So, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on if you have a cash bond amount or if the judge has to figure out the bail amount. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the discharge date, expect to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if so, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or state issued ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail. This information will go in a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. All visitors will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so make sure that you visit the official Duplin County Detention Center 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 collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are much pricier than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden.

The Duplin County Detention Center phone number is: 910-296-2324

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be mailed using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of delivery. You should write or type the person’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and examined and read by staff, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Duplin County Detention Center is:

Duplin County Detention Center
112 W Hill Street
Kenansville, NC 28349

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Duplin County Detention Center
112 W Hill Street
Kenansville, NC 28349


The mail policy changes often, so you should double check the official Duplin County Detention Center site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call them. You may be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the court system that you are now faced with. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on this subject, read: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, admitted to the North Carolina State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law in North Carolina.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

Duplin County court records are are public records and are available upon request. They include a file containing a docket and each of the documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court records via the Duplin County website, or by going to the Duplin County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents from your court case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees from your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that will preside over your case. Magistrates do different tasks, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Bear in mind that you can ask to get a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be taken into custody immediately, or given a date to turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do so, you need to access the Duplin County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the website or call the jail. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these by going to the Duplin County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these listings on the internet, but remember that you will not see the street address, but rather the neighborhood block they live on.

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 of the documents filed in the court case. You are able to access court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal history. These online databases are all connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:

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

During a criminal records search, you will not be able to see if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

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

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback could 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 Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Duplin County,the Duplin County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Duplin County jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. Following 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 Duplin 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 Duplin 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 funds to inmates changes, so double check the the Duplin County Detention Center website before you send funds to an inmate 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Duplin County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Duplin 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 Duplin County Detention Center

    Requirements:

    • 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.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner at Duplin County Detention Center? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Duplin County Detention Center?

    If yes, then you should write a review about it. Write about your jail experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

    What to put in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Duplin County Detention Center? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to throw a shout out to a person you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

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