Wilkes County Jail – Female Detention – North Wilkesboro, NC

Wilkes County Jail is in Wilkes County, NC and is the correctional facility for this area. Do you know somebody locked up at Wilkes County Jail? This guide will tell you all about anything you might want to know about Wilkes County Jail,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Wilkes County Jail? Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Wilkes County court information. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to offer info that you need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have a question, just ask them, and any comments or feedback that might help others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Wilkes County Jail
701 Boston Avenue
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 336-651-7579
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and need to find them?

Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Wilkes County Jail you should visit their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Wilkes County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. You can also find the same information about anyone booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information quicker 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 is at another jail you should check the other North Carolina county jails in our North Carolina County Jail Guide: North Carolina County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photo, is a photograph that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a side picture. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the pictures, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are online, or you can go in person to the Wilkes County Jail. When viewing online you need to enter the prisoner’s name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken off of the Wilkes County Jail site? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is a public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail 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 you must agree to be there for your court date, and until then you must not travel out of the county.

In most cases, an inmate are given early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to return to the jail every day after work, or you may be permitted to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone will have to put up 10 percent of the total that was determined so you can bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, the person that paid your bail will lose that money.

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 Wilkes County Jail. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Wilkes County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in these cases request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you must answer some questions, like what is your legal name, street address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will get discharged. Also, it can depend on whether you have a cash bond amount or if the judge needs to figure out your bail amount. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the release date, plan to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell them that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they find one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be put into a log of visitors for the inmate. Each and every visitor is required to provide proof of identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Wilkes County Jail are always changing, so you should check the official site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are much pricier than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on 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 break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or forbidden.

Phone Number: 336-651-7579

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of delivery. Clearly write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and read and examined by the jail staff, and will be returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Wilkes County Jail:

Wilkes County Jail
701 Boston Avenue
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Wilkes County Jail
701 Boston Avenue
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659


The mail policy changes frequently, so visit the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to locate 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 criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the complicated court system. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are real attorneys who are members of the North Carolina State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They contain a case file with a docket and all documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records using the website, or at the Wilkes County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are kept at the Wilkes County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that presides over your case. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, which include setting bail, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim. Keep in mind you are allowed to request to have your own copy of the report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date that you must go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

You can you should visit the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the court records on the Wilkes County jail website or you can call the court. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Wilkes County jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access sex offenders online, but remember that you will not be able to get the actual address, rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file containing a docket and all of the documents filed in the case. You can access the court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of someone’s criminal history. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, you will not see if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Wilkes County,the Wilkes County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in the Wilkes County jail is very scary, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required 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 Wilkes County Jail, 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 Wilkes County Jail 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 inmates at Wilkes County Jail can change, so it would be best to review the site when 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Wilkes County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Wilkes County Jail, 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 Wilkes County Jail

    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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 spent any time at Wilkes County Jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Wilkes County Jail?

    If yes, then please tell us about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can put in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? 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? Trying to throw a shout out to someone from jail? Post a message to them below.

    Say wassup to people still locked up at Wilkes County Jail


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