Gates County Jail – Gatesville, NC

Gates County Jail is located in Gates County, NC and is the main correctional facility for this area. Do you know somebody at Gates County Jail? This site tells you info about anything you might want to know about Gates County Jail,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Gates County Jail? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Gates County Jail intake procedures. Gates County court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to give info that you’ll need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and any feedback or comments that would help others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Gates County Jail
202 Court Street
Gatesville, NC 27938

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (252) 357-2411
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and need to find out where they are?

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

In order to look up who is in jail at Gates County Jail you should visit their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Gates County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. You can get info on anybody arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can locate the information more quickly if you’ve got their name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for might be at another jail you should look here: North Carolina County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photograph, is the photograph that the jail takes during jail intake processing. They take one and a profile photo. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the photos, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates are on the website, or you can see them at the Gates County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to put in the prisoner’s full name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken down from the Gates County Jail site? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are incarcerated, your main thought is about when you get out. After booking, your bail amount will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a 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 must remain 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 are required not to leave the county.

In most cases, an inmate at Gates County Jail can earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you might get to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set depends on the crime you are charged with. Someone will have to pay 10 percent of the total that was set before you can be released from jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the Gates County Jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Gates County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but usually, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First of all, you need to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases charge a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in most cases use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Gates County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You will answer some questions, like your legal name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call to contact 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 issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get released. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge must decide on the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a release date, you should expect to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they find one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be put in the log for the inmate. Each visitor will have to provide identification. Visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures change often, so it would be wise to double-check the official Gates County Jail jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are much more expensive than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: (252) 357-2411

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of delivery. Clearly write the name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter. Don’t mail a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail is opened and inspected and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Gates County Jail, use this address:

Gates County Jail
202 Court Street
Gatesville, NC 27938

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Gates County Jail
202 Court Street
Gatesville, NC 27938


The Gates County Jail mail policy can change, so be sure to review the official website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have certain rights, one of these being the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you have a friend or relative locate a lawyer for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get an attorney working on your charges, the better.

To read more about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, visit: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts and social workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are licensed to practice law.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are public records. They include a file with a docket sheet and all documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You are able to access court records via the Gates County website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records related to your court case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges from your court case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that rules on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will consider when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim. Remember that you can request to get a copy of the report before sentencing, and go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you must report to 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 in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do this, just visit the Gates County jail website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the court records online or you can call the court. You have to have their 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 a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Gates County jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not get the precise address, but only the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file that includes a court docket and any of the documents and filings filed in your case. You can access the court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal history. These state databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not see if someone has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you have to call the Gates County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Gates County,the Gates County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Gates County jail is very scary, in time you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get a wake-up alarm at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish 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 Gates 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 Gates 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 procedure to send money to inmates at Gates County Jail might change, so you should double 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Gates County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Gates 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 Gates County Jail

    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:

    • 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 been a prisoner at Gates County Jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If so, then you should tell us about it. Write about your jail experience so others will know what to expect.

    Things you can write in the review:

    • Conditions in Gates County Jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Need to find out how to get in touch with a friend from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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