Edgecombe Detention Center – Tarboro, NC

Edgecombe Detention Center is in Edgecombe County, North Carolina and is the jail for that region. Know somebody at Edgecombe Detention Center? This site tells you all about everything you might want to know about Edgecombe Detention Centersuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And lots more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a question, please feel free to ask them, and any comments or tips that would be beneficial to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Edgecombe Detention Center
301 St. Andrews Street
Tarboro, NC 27886

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 252-641-7911
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and need to locate them?

Has a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Edgecombe Detention Center you need to navigate to their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Edgecombe Detention Center Inmate List is a list of persons currently in custody, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. You can also get information about anybody who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can locate their arrest information fast if you enter the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be in another jail you can look here: North Carolina County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake picture, is the photo that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one full face and a profile picture. Your name and jail booking number will be on the photos, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Edgecombe Detention Center prisoners can be found on the website, or you can see them in person at the Edgecombe Detention Center. When viewing online you need to put in their full name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken off of the Edgecombe Detention Center website? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest 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 getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot websites, 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

If you’re locked up, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and until then you are not allowed to leave the area.

Typically, prisoners in the Edgecombe Detention Center will earn time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will be required to stay the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you might be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to get out of jail until your court date. Your bail amount is determined by the seriousness of your charges. Someone will have to post ten percent of the total that was determined before you can get out of jail. If you fail to show up for court, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, it’s really easy. To start with, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should try a bail bondsman. They usually have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes have a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will in these cases use your assets as collateral for the bond.

You can find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Edgecombe County

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

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you have to answer a number of questions, like what is your full name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will get to make a telephone call to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should tell our readers about your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? How did the guards treat you? Do you have any tips that will help other people that get arrested to get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. This process may take anywhere between 30 minutes to all day. In other words the faster bail is posted, the faster you can get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate must determine the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, you should plan to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if so, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the 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 approved items when you go, like a driver’s license or state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance. This information will be put in the log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor must provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Edgecombe Detention Center visitation procedures change often, so make sure that you double-check the official site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are usually more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or forbidden.

Phone Number: 252-641-7911

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of delivery. You have to clearly write the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail is opened and read and examined by the staff, and will get returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Edgecombe Detention Center is:

Edgecombe Detention Center
301 St. Andrews Street
Tarboro, NC 27886

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Edgecombe Detention Center
301 St. Andrews Street
Tarboro, NC 27886


The inmate mail policy at Edgecombe Detention Center changes frequently, so you should check the site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have particular rights, one of these is that you have the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member find an attorney when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better your chances.

To read more about how to find an attorney, click: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, members of the North Carolina State Bar and are licensed to practice law in North Carolina.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Edgecombe 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 include a court case file with a docket and all motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case with the Edgecombe County website, or at 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 maintains court records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the jury’s verdict. All records associated with your case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person that rules over your case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, which include setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the defendant’s background and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will consider when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Bear in mind that you should ask to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to access the Edgecombe County jail website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check the court records on the Edgecombe County jail website or you are able to call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Edgecombe County jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see this information online, but keep in mind that you will not get the actual address, just the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file containing a docket and all of the filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to the Edgecombe County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases won’t learn if that person has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you call the jail? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Edgecombe County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Edgecombe Detention Center is very scary, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required 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 Edgecombe 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 Edgecombe 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 inmates at Edgecombe Detention Center is likely to change, so be sure to review the site before you send any money.

    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 Edgecombe Detention Center

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

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You 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 this jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

    If so, then you should write a review about it. Write about your jail experience so others can find out what to expect.

    What to put in your comment:

    • Conditions in Edgecombe Detention Center.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

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

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