Moore County Detention Center – Carthage, NC

Moore County Detention Center is in Moore County and is the primary correctional facility for this county. Know somebody at Moore County Detention Center? This guide will tell you all about everything one might want to know about Moore County Detention Center,such as: Find an inmate at Moore County Detention Center. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court information. And much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to give you all the information and advice that you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and any comments or feedback that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Moore County Detention Center
104 W. Saunders St.
Carthage, NC 28327

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 910-947-2980
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has someone who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

To look up who is in jail at Moore County Detention Center you will have to visit their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Moore County Detention Center Inmate List is a list of people who have been arrested, which includes status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can find the same information on anyone processed or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find the information more quickly if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member might be in another county jail you should check our North Carolina county jail guide: North Carolina County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photo, is a picture that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a side photo. Your full name and intake number will be on the photos, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed online, or you can view them at the Moore County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to put in the inmate’s name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot erased from the Moore County Detention Center site? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount will be decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may 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 do bail out of jail you must promise to be in court on your court date, and until that date you will not be permitted to travel out of the county.

Usually, an inmate at Moore County Detention Center will earn time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you may have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your charges. Someone will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order for you to be released. If you don’t show up for court, 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 need to call the Moore County Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Moore County Detention Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, its very simple to do. First, you have to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually charge a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in most cases use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

If you need a local bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your legal name, address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get 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 released from jail.
  • They will let you use the phone so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged may take from 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. Also, it might depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge still needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a discharge date, you should expect to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if so, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or even your ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be entered in a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
The Moore County Detention Center visitation procedures can change, so we suggest that you check the official jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are typically more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or totally denied.

The Moore County Detention Center phone number is: 910-947-2980

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of delivery. You should print the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail is opened and inspected by the jail officers, and will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Moore County Detention Center:

Moore County Detention Center
104 W. Saunders St.
Carthage, NC 28327

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Moore County Detention Center
104 W. Saunders St.
Carthage, NC 28327


The mail policy at Moore County Detention Center is always changing, so we suggest that you double check the the Moore County Detention Center website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, click here: How to Find a Lawyer in Moore County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are members of the North Carolina State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

All court records are public records. Court records are comprised of a case file with a docket sheet and all documents filed during your court case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case via the Moore County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Moore County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents from your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges from your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person that will preside on your court case. They do a number of different things, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include your background information and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim. Remember you are allowed to ask to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you are required to report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the court records on the website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Moore County jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, like court orders. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view this information on the internet, but remember that you won’t get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of a person’s criminal background. These online databases are all connected so you can track criminal convictions from another state. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not discover if someone has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you have to call the Moore County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your account might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Moore County,the Moore County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Moore County Detention Center is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get an alarm to wake up every morning at six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. After 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 Moore 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 Moore 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 inmates at Moore County Detention Center is likely to change, so it would be best to check the official website when you send money to an inmate.

    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 Moore County Detention Center

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

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up at Moore County Detention Center? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If so, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write down what you experienced because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to get in touch with somebody you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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