Macon County Detention Center – Franklin, NC

Macon County Detention Center is located in Macon County and is the correctional facility for that county. Looking for somebody locked up at Macon County Detention Center? This page gives you information about everything one might want to know about Macon County Detention Centersuch as the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the info that you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a question, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Macon County Detention Center
1820 Lakeside Drive
Franklin, NC 28734

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 828-524-2811
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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 don’t know how to locate them?

Do you know a family member or friend that has been arrested and you want to find them?

To find out who is in jail at Macon County Detention Center you should navigate to their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Macon County Detention Center Inmate Locator is a list of people who have been arrested, including current status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can find info about anyone booked or released in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information fast if you’ve got their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member is at another jail you can look here: North Carolina County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking photo, is the photograph that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the mugshot, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Macon County Detention Center prisoners can be seen online, or you can go in person to the Macon County Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you will need to input their name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot removed from the Macon County Detention Center website? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re locked up, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you must promise to go to your court date, and until that day you are required not to leave the county.

Typically, prisoners at Macon County Detention Center can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while locked up.

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

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on the seriousness of your crime. You will need to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was determined in order for you to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, whoever paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the Macon County Detention Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but usually, it’s easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you won’t be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will in most cases require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Macon County

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

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • 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 these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, must answer a bunch of questions, like your legal name, address, birthdate and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call so you can talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If so, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did you have to wait? Were you treated fairly? Can you tell us secrets that might help others get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take anywhere between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will be freed. Also, it depends on whether you have a cash bond or if a magistrate has to decide on the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and have a release date, you should plan to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you have to start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if you do, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you are not late. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you go to jail, such as your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will be entered in a log of visitors as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures can change, so double-check the official site before you go to visitation.

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 . Calls made in jail are much more costly than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden.

Phone Number: 828-524-2811

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent via the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of delivery. You must write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail is opened and inspected by the staff, and will be returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Macon County Detention Center
1820 Lakeside Drive
Franklin, NC 28734

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Macon County Detention Center
1820 Lakeside Drive
Franklin, NC 28734


The mail policy changes often, so you should review the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the complicated court system in your county. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

For more information on this, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer in Macon County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real lawyers, admitted to the North Carolina State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law in North Carolina.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. They include a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You have the ability to access court records using the Macon County website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records from your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person who presides on your case in court. They do a number of different things, such as setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about your background and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim. Bear in mind that you should ask to have a copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date to go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should query the jail’s website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the Macon County jail website or you can call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should know 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 the date of their arrest, contact the Macon County jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see sex offenders online, but you should know that you can’t get the street address, but rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket and all filings and documents filed in your case. You can access court records on their website, or at the Macon County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal past. These state databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for crimes, which include:

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

During a criminal records search, you generally won’t be able to find out if that person has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Macon County,the Macon County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Macon County Detention Center is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will settle into the routine that is set for you. Inmates get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Macon 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 Macon 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 procedure to send funds to people in jail might change, so be sure to review the official website when 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 Macon County Detention Center

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

    • 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 an inmate at Macon County Detention Center? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

    If so, then we would like you to write a review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so other people can find out what to expect.

    What to include in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What was it like in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Macon County Detention Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Need to throw a shout out to a person you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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