High Point Detention Center – High Point, NC

High Point Detention Center is located in Guilford County and is the primary jail for this county. Know somebody locked up in High Point Detention Center? This site will tell you about everything related to High Point Detention Center,such as: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view High Point Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And lots more.

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to give you advice and information you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or tips that would be beneficial to others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

High Point Detention Center
507 East Green Drive
High Point, NC 27261

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 336-641-7900
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and need to contact them?

Has somebody that’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to see who’s in jail at High Point Detention Center you have to go to their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The High Point Detention Center Inmate Lookup is an online list of people who have been arrested, which includes status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can find the same information on anybody booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate the information quicker if you have your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be in another jail you will want to check our guide to other North Carolina jails: List of all jails in North Carolina


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photo, is a photograph taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a profile picture. Your full name and intake number will appear on the photos, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched on the High Point Detention Center website, or you can see them in person at the High Point Detention Center. When viewing online you have to input the inmate’s full name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken off of the High Point Detention Center site? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are locked up, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount is decided by the magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you must agree to be in court on your court date, and until that date you must not leave the county.

In most cases, inmates will earn time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to return to the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you could have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay is determined by the seriousness of your crime. You will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was set so you can be released from jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will have to call the jail. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the High Point Detention Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but usually, it is really easy. First, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you can’t use a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be discharged. 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 can’t afford it yourself, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They will generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes have a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in these cases use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to find a bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? 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

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Released For Time Served
  • Get Out 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 intake procedure is made up of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You will have to answer some simple questions, like your full name, home address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If so, please tell us what happened. How long did it take to get through intake? How were you treated? Do you know any things that could help other people that get arrested make it through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged takes from 10 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you can get released from jail. Also, it depends on whether or not you have a cash bond or if a judge must determine the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell an officer that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you go, for example a driver’s license or ID, prescription medication, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail. Your visitor’s information will go into a log of visitors as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at High Point Detention Center change often, so review the official site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are typically more costly than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 336-641-7900

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. Clearly write the name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates is opened and inspected and read by the staff, and will be returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at High Point Detention Center:

High Point Detention Center
507 East Green Drive
High Point, NC 27261

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
High Point Detention Center
507 East Green Drive
High Point, NC 27261


The inmate mail policy at High Point Detention Center changes often, so visit the official High Point Detention Center site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call them. You might be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better.

For more detailed information on this, go to: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They have a case file with a docket and every documents filed in the case. You can access your court case records using the internet service, or at the Guilford County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records related to your court case are kept and available to you at Guilford County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Guilford County court magistrate is the judge who presides over your case in court. They do different tasks, like setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about your background and details of the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will consider when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Remember that you should request to have your own copy of this report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date to report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

You can just visit the Guilford County jail website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access court records on the website or call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

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

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, such as warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Guilford County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these offenders on the internet, but you should know that you won’t see the actual address, just the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file that contains a court docket and all of the documents filed in your court case. You are able to access the court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not be able to find out if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Guilford County,the Guilford County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Guilford County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in High Point Detention Center is no fun, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You will get an alarm to wake up each morning at six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will work 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 High Point 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 High Point 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 High Point Detention Center inmates is always changing, so review the the High Point Detention Center website before send money to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at High Point Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the High Point 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 High Point 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:

    • 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 locked up in this jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

    If you have, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about your jail experience because others will know what to expect.

    What to write in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story about it. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at High Point Detention Center? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in High Point Detention Center

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    Did you make friends in jail? Want to find out how to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main High Point Detention Center Website
    High Point Detention Center Inmate Search
    View High Point Detention Center Mugshots
    High Point Detention Center Bail Amount Link

    High Point Detention Center Visitation Policy Link
    High Point Detention Center Mail Policy
    Locate an inmate at High Point Detention Center
    High Point Detention Center Warrant Inquiry Link
    High Point Detention Center Arrests
    Send Funds to an Inmate at High Point Detention Center
    High Point Detention Center Employment


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