Greensboro Detention Center – Greensboro, NC

Greensboro Detention Center is located in Guilford County, NC and is the jail for this area. Looking for someone in Greensboro Detention Center? This site tells you info about everything one might want to know about Greensboro Detention Center,like: How to locate an inmate. How to view Greensboro Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court records. And much much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give information that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and also any comments or tips that might be a benefit to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Greensboro Detention Center
401 West Sycamore St
Greensboro, NC 27401

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 336-641-6726
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Do you know somebody that has been arrested and you want to locate them?

In order to search who’s in jail at Greensboro Detention Center you will need to go to their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Greensboro Detention Center Inmate Locator is a list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you are able to find the same information about anyone booked or discharged in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information more quickly if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for may be incarcerated at a different jail you can check our North Carolina county jail guide: List of all jails in North Carolina


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake photograph, is a photo that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. They take one face photo and one profile photo. Your name and intake number will be on the pictures, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Greensboro Detention Center prisoners are on the Greensboro Detention Center website, or you can see them in person at the Greensboro Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you have to enter their legal name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken down from the Greensboro Detention Center website? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the various websites with mugshots, 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

Naturally, if you are locked up, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail is set by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must promise to be there for your court date, and until then you are not permitted to travel out of the county.

Usually, a prisoner at Greensboro Detention Center are given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to return to jail every day when you’re finished working, or you may be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on the seriousness of your charges. You or someone you know will have to post ten percent of the total set in order to bail out of jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You must call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Greensboro Detention Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, its really easy. To start with, you need to know if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a 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 inmate will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will require that they use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Guilford County

Have you ever had to find a bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you have to answer some questions, such as what is your full legal name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will get to make a telephone call in order to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, if not you you will be given a jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did it take to get through intake? Were you treated fairly? Can you tell us things that might help others make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process takes anywhere between 15 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster you post bail, the quicker you will be freed. How quickly you get discharged will depend on if you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge must decide on how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the date of your release, plan to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail, and tell them that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if you do, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you are not late to report. Just bring things that are allowed with you, for example your drivers license or even ID, prescription medication, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be entered in the visitation log as an approved visitor. Each visitor is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures can change, so we suggest that you check the official Greensboro Detention Center jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are a lot more costly than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 336-641-6726

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail delivery. You have to write the name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not send anything in a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail is opened and reviewed by the jail staff, and will get sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Greensboro Detention Center is:

Greensboro Detention Center
401 West Sycamore St
Greensboro, NC 27401

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Greensboro Detention Center
401 West Sycamore St
Greensboro, NC 27401


The inmate mail policy at Greensboro Detention Center changes, so it would be best to visit the official Greensboro Detention Center site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member locate an attorney for you. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the court system that you are now faced with. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better your chances.

For more info on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, go to: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law in North Carolina.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

Guilford County court records are a matter of public record. They include a court case file containing a docket sheet and every documents in the case. You can access your court records with the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Guilford County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents from your court case are available at the Guilford County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs associated with your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Guilford County court magistrate is the person that rules over your court case. Magistrate judges do several different things, such as setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will take into account when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim. Remember that you should ask to see your own copy of this report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To do this, you should access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the Guilford County court website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Guilford County jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like a court order. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Guilford County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you can’t see the precise address, but only the address block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These state databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

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

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you 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 backgrounds, and your account might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Guilford County,the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Guilford County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Greensboro Detention Center is very scary, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine. Inmates get a wake-up alarm at about six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to 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 Greensboro 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 Greensboro 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 Greensboro Detention Center changes, so you should check the site when you send any funds.

    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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Greensboro Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Greensboro 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 Greensboro 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 incarcerated in Greensboro Detention Center? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If so, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write down what you experienced so that others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can include in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Greensboro Detention Center? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Greensboro Detention Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to find out how to get in touch with someone you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Greensboro Detention Center Website
    Greensboro Detention Center Inmate Search Link
    View Greensboro Detention Center Mugshots
    Greensboro Detention Center Bail Link

    Greensboro Detention Center Visitation
    Greensboro Detention Center Jail Mail Link
    Greensboro Detention Center Inmate Inquiry Link
    Greensboro Detention Center Warrant Inquiry Link
    Greensboro Detention Center Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Greensboro Detention Center
    Greensboro Detention Center Employment


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