North Central Regional Jail (NCRJ) – Greenwood, WV

North Central Regional Jail (NCRJ) is located in Hampshire County, WV and is the main jail for this county. Are you looking for somebody locked up at North Central Regional Jail (NCRJ)? This site tells you information about everything related to North Central Regional Jail (NCRJ): How to locate an inmate at North Central Regional Jail (NCRJ). Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you information you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and also any comments or feedback that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

North Central Regional Jail (NCRJ)
#1 Lois Lane
Greenwood, WV 26415

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 304-873-1384
Fax:

Map and Directions


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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and need to find out where they are?

Do you know somebody who’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To look up who is in jail at North Central Regional Jail (NCRJ) you should go to their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The North Central Regional Jail (NCRJ) Inmate List is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including status, bail amount, and visiting hours. You can also find the same information about anybody processed or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find their inmate information quicker if you have their name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one is at another jail you can check our West Virginia county jail guide: Other County Jails in West Virginia


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking photograph, is a picture that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a side-view photo. Your name and jail booking number will be in the pictures, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of North Central Regional Jail (NCRJ) prisoners can be found on the North Central Regional Jail (NCRJ) website, or you can go in person to the North Central Regional Jail (NCRJ). When viewing online you have to input the person’s first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken down from the North Central Regional Jail (NCRJ) website? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail will be set by the magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you must agree to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you won’t be allowed to leave the county.

Usually, a prisoner at North Central Regional Jail (NCRJ) will earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to go back to jail every day when you’re finished working, or you may get to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you are required 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 put up ten percent of the total that was set so you are able to be released from jail. If you miss your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail will not get their 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 North Central Regional Jail (NCRJ) or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the North Central Regional Jail (NCRJ) website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, its simple to do if you have the money. To start with, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you will not be able to use a bondsman. Cash only – they won’t take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in these cases ask to use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

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

Have you ever used the services of bail bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, 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
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, must answer some basic questions, such as what is your full name, home address, birthdate and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you use the phone in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should share your experience so others can benefit from your story. How long did it take to get through intake? How did the guards treat you? Can you tell us secrets that will help other people to get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process can take anywhere from 15 minutes to all day. In other words the faster you post bail, the quicker you will be released. Also, it depends on if you have a cash bond or if a judge must determine your bail amount. For minor charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the discharge date, you should plan to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you have to start your sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail, and let them know that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if you do, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring required items with you, such as your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s names will go into a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. Every visitor is required to provide proof of identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The North Central Regional Jail (NCRJ) visitation procedures are always changing, so you should visit the official North Central Regional Jail (NCRJ) jail 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 . Calls made in jail are generally pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 304-873-1384

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of delivery. Clearly write or type the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and inspected and read by the staff, and the mail will be returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at North Central Regional Jail (NCRJ), use this address:

North Central Regional Jail (NCRJ)
#1 Lois Lane
Greenwood, WV 26415

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
North Central Regional Jail (NCRJ)
#1 Lois Lane
Greenwood, WV 26415


The mail policy at North Central Regional Jail (NCRJ) changes frequently, so you should visit the the North Central Regional Jail (NCRJ) website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these is that you have the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you call them. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by investigators, forensics experts and case workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Court records are public records. Court records contain a court case file with a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You have the ability to access your court case records with the internet service, 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. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents associated with your case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges from your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Hampshire County magistrate is the judge that will preside on your case in court. Magistrates do a number of different things, which include deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Remember that you should request to see your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you can review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

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

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the Hampshire County jail website or you are able to call the jail. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are in the public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these listings on the website, but keep in mind that you will not get the actual address, just the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket and all of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access court records on the website, or at the Hampshire County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You can go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you will not be able to see if that person had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your comments might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Hampshire County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in North Central Regional Jail (NCRJ) is no fun, soon you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Expect an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in North Central Regional Jail (NCRJ), 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 North Central Regional Jail (NCRJ) 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 people in jail could change, so review the official website before you send any funds.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at North Central Regional Jail (NCRJ)

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the North Central Regional Jail (NCRJ), 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 North Central Regional Jail (NCRJ)

    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 in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If you have, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about your jail experience so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you could write in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


    Click here to write your review of North Central Regional Jail (NCRJ)

    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Need to get in touch with someone you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

    Say Hello to people locked up at North Central Regional Jail (NCRJ)


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  1. erica m says:

    Please let my son, Derek Stephen M know how much I Love Him & Always Will:) Hang in there son and have faith in God & prayer and all things will prevail.

    Love You,

    Mom

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