Haywood County Detention Center is located in Haywood County, North Carolina and is the correctional facility for that area. Are you looking for someone incarcerated at Haywood County Detention Center? This site tells you about anything one might want to know about Haywood County Detention Centersuch as the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Haywood County Detention Center intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…
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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you info you need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressful. If you have a question, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or tips that could help others would be much appreciated.
Haywood County Detention Center
1620 Brown Avenue
Waynesville, NC 28786
Phone Number and Fax Number
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?
Has a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?
In order to look up who is in jail at Haywood County Detention Center you will have to visit their web site and do an inmate lookup.
The Haywood County Detention Center Inmate Roster is a list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including custody status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can find information on anybody arrested and processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can find the information more quickly if you have their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
If the person you are looking for might be in another jail you can look here: North Carolina County Jails
A mugshot, or intake photograph, is a photograph that the jail takes during jail intake processing. They take one full face and a side picture. Your full name and booking number will be in the photos, and they’re on file.
Mugshots of inmates can be seen on the website, or you can go in person to the Haywood County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to put in the inmate’s legal name, and the booking date, if you have one.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Need to know how to have your mugshot taken off of the Haywood County Detention Center website? This is difficult, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about getting out. After booking, bail is 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 trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.
If you are released from jail you will have to promise to show up for court, and in the meantime you must not leave the county.
Typically, an inmate at Haywood County Detention Center are given time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while they are in jail.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you could be allowed to live in a halfway house when you are not working.
Your bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to post 10 percent of the total set in order to be released. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money will lose all of the bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
In order to find out how much someone’s bail is, you will have to call the jail. If know the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the Haywood County Detention Center website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, it is very simple to do. First of all, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.
If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. They will usually have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and usually have a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman might ask to use your assets as collateral.
To talk to a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process takes you through each of the following steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- First, must answer a number of questions, like what is your legal name, street address, birthdate and a contact person.
- You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
- You will be issued an inmate number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
- They will allow you to use the phone in order to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, otherwise you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.
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When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process can take between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the faster you can get out of jail. Also, it can depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond or if a judge still needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a discharge date, expect to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
for your arrest, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, you really should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring required items when you turn yourself in, for example your driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates have to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will be entered into a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
The Haywood County Detention Center visitation procedures are always changing, so visit the official site before you go to the jail to visit.
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. These phone calls are much more expensive than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or totally denied.
Phone Number: 828-452-6670
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail has to be sent using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. You should print the person’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter. Don’t mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and inspected by staff, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Haywood County Detention Center:
Haywood County Detention Center
1620 Brown Avenue
Waynesville, NC 28786
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Haywood County Detention Center
1620 Brown Avenue
Waynesville, NC 28786
The inmate mail policy at Haywood County Detention Center can change, so double check the the Haywood County Detention Center website when you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you have rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure you have a friend or relative locate an attorney when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the complicated court system in Haywood County. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.
For more info on how to find a lawyer, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer
If you cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers, admitted to the North Carolina State Bar Association and are legally licensed to handle your case.
Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?
Haywood County court records are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records are comprised of a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents filed in the course of your case. You can access your court records via the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Haywood County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents associated with your case are maintained at the Haywood County Clerk of Court.
Court costs and court fees are the charges associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.
The magistrate acts as the judge that presides over your court case. They do a number of things, like setting bail, issuing warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention hearings.
Your pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and information about the defendant’s life, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and in some cases the victim. Be sure to remember that you can request to receive your own copy of the report before your sentencing, and correct any inaccurate information.
If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.
Do you need to find out if some you know is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?
To find this out you need to access the jail’s website, and do a search using:
- Their name.
- Birth date.
- Their booking date.
- and their jail ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.
If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the Haywood County jail website or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Haywood County jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is in the public record and this is available to anyone.
A Civil Process is when you are served with legal papers, like court orders. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Haywood County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these listings on the internet, but bear in mind that you won’t see the precise address, just the block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file that contains a docket and any of the documents and filings filed in your case. You can access court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.
Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal background. These state databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from another state. Go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, 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 the following crimes:
- Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
When you do a criminal history search, you generally won’t discover if someone has had:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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 Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- 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.
- 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.
- Conditions at the jail.
- Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
- Guards and staff
- Food and commissary
- Prisoner safety
- Prisoner activities and programs
To find this information, you will have to do a driving history search.
Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might help other people.
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The FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Haywood County, the Haywood County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that spending time in Haywood County Detention Center is very scary, in time you will settle into the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will 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 Haywood County Detention Center, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Haywood County Detention Center uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.
How To Send Money to an Inmate
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
The procedure to send money to Haywood County Detention Center inmates is likely to change, so you should double check the official Haywood County Detention Center site when you send any money.
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.
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.
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.
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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Types of Jobs at Haywood County Detention Center
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Haywood County Detention Center, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.
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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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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
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.
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.
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.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been incarcerated at Haywood County Detention Center? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?
If so, then we would like you to tell us about it. Tell us about what you experienced so other people will know what to expect.
What to write in your review:
Tell Your Story
Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?
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