Greene County Jail – Snow Hill, NC

Greene County Jail is in Greene County and is the main jail for the region. Know somebody in jail at Greene County Jail? This site gives you all about everything you might want to know about Greene County Jail,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Greene County Jail? Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the advice and information that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, just ask it, and any feedback or comments that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Greene County Jail
301 N. Greene St
Snow Hill, NC 28580

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 252-747-3411
Fax:

Map and Directions

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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 a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

In order to search who is in jail at Greene County Jail you need to click on their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Greene County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. You can find the same information for anybody arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information quicker if you have their first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be in another jail you will want to look here, too: List of all jails in North Carolina


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking picture, is a picture that the police take when you get booked into jail. They take one face photo and a side-view photo. Your name and booking number will be on the pictures, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Greene County Jail inmates are on the Greene County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Greene County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to put in their first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot removed from the Greene County Jail website? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. 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 many different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you must agree to be in court on your court date, and until then you are not allowed to leave the county.

In most cases, inmates in the Greene County Jail will be given time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you could be allowed to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set depends on the seriousness of your crime. Someone will have to put up 10 percent of the total set so you are able to be released. If you don’t show up for court, whoever paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it is really easy. First of all, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and usually with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman may require that they use assets as collateral.

You can find a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Greene County Jail

Have you ever hired a Bail Bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will answer some basic questions, such as what is your full name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone so you can talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should share your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? How did the guards treat you? Do you know any things that will help others get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take from 10 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you can get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if a magistrate has to determine the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the release date, you should plan to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. For a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if so, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you go to jail, for example your drivers license or even your ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will go into the log as an authorized visitor. Each visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so double-check the official site before you try to visit an inmate.

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 a lot pricier than regular phone calls. There is no limit to 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 may be limited or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 252-747-3411

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail delivery. You have to clearly write or type the name, inmate number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and examined by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Greene County Jail
301 N. Greene St
Snow Hill, NC 28580

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Greene County Jail
301 N. Greene St
Snow Hill, NC 28580


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


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these is your right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and show you the way through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more info on this, visit: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts and case workers. All Public Defenders are actual lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Greene County court records are a matter of public record. Court records are comprised of a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You are able to access your court records with the internet service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents from your court case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Greene County magistrate is the person that rules over your court case. They do different functions, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the arrestee’s background and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will take into account when determining the sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you are able to request to get a copy of this report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you must go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To find this out just query the Greene County jail website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry online or you can call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should know 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 their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are in the public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are listed and 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 crime. You are able to view these listings online, but keep in mind that you can’t find the street address, but rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and any documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of people’s criminal history. These databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to the Greene County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases will not be able to find out if they has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your account may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Greene County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Greene County Jail is very scary, you will soon settle into the routine that is set for you. You should expect a wake-up alarm at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will work 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 Greene 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 Greene 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 process for sending money to inmates at Greene County Jail might change, so you should review the the Greene County Jail website before you send money to an inmate there.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Greene County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Greene 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 Greene 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 been an inmate at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Greene County Jail?

    If you have, then you should write a review about it. Write down what you experienced because other people will know what to expect.

    What to put in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Greene County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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Comments

  1. Not sure where you got the info about life in jail here, but none of it is accurate. At all. 0% work assignments. No outdoor yard. This facility is run at a normal capacity, almost as a max facility, except you are free to roam within your housing unit at specified times. There is no actual roll call, as guards check every 2-3 hours on inmates and have a marker/electric monitoring system to ensure they do. Many inaccuracies here.

    (Terrible to say, but overall — it is not a terrible facility to be stuck in. Damn she won’t go back.)

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