Hyde County Jail – Swan Quarter, NC

Hyde County Jail is located in Hyde County, NC and is the jail for the area. Looking for somebody locked up in Hyde County Jail? This site tells you information about anything related to Hyde County Jail,like: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Hyde County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to offer info that you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it, and also any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Hyde County Jail
1223 Main Street
Swan Quarter, NC 27885

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 252-926-3171
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and want to find out where they are?

Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

In order to see who is in jail at Hyde County Jail you will need to click on their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Hyde County Jail Inmate List has information on persons who have been arrested, which includes status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. Also, you are able to get info on anyone arrested and booked or released within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information faster if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one might be in a different jail you will want to check our North Carolina county jail guide: North Carolina County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake picture, is the photograph that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. They take one and a profile picture. Your name and jail booking number will be on the photos, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Hyde County Jail inmates can be seen on the website, or you can view them at the Hyde County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to put in their full name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot erased from the Hyde County Jail website? This is difficult, as the mugshot is a public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are locked up, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount 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 court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you are required to agree to show up for court, and until then you are not permitted to go out of town.

In most cases, an inmate in the Hyde County Jail can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you may get to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. Your bail amount depends on how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to put up 10% of the amount set before you can be released from jail. If you miss your court appearance, the person that paid your bail will not get their 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 Hyde County Jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it is easy. To start with, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in these cases use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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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.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer some questions, like what is your full legal name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone so you can contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process will take anywhere from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether you have a bond amount or if the judge must determine how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a discharge date, expect to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you need to start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if so, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed with you, like a driver’s license or ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will go into a Visiting log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor will have to provide identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
The Hyde County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so make sure that you visit the official Hyde County Jail jail 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 . These phone calls are a lot more expensive than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on 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 jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or forbidden.

Phone Number: 252-926-3171

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You must write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail is opened and reviewed by staff, and will be returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Hyde County Jail is:

Hyde County Jail
1223 Main Street
Swan Quarter, NC 27885

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Hyde County Jail
1223 Main Street
Swan Quarter, NC 27885


The Hyde County Jail mail policy changes often, so check the the Hyde County Jail website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have certain rights, the most important of which is your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call them. You might be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about how to find a lawyer, click here: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender has access to investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are actual lawyers that are members of the North Carolina State Bar and are licensed to practice law in North Carolina.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Hyde County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records have a file with a docket and all motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You can access your court records using the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records related to your court case are kept and available to you at the Hyde County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court 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 court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Hyde County court magistrate acts as the judge that will preside on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will take into account when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim. Remember you are able to ask to see a copy of this report before you are sentenced, and go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you must go 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 currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?

You can just visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access court records on the Hyde County court website or call the court. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, 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, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are in the public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view sex offenders online, but bear in mind that you will not be able to get the actual address, just the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket and all of the filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access the court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These online databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from another state. Go to the Hyde County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

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

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not see if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the Hyde County courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Hyde County,the Hyde County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Hyde County Sheriff’s Department’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Hyde County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up at about 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. After breakfast, participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Hyde 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 Hyde County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The rules for sending money to inmates might change, so visit the official website when send money to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Hyde County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Hyde 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 Hyde 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:

    • 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 an inmate at Hyde County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Tell us about what you experienced because others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to talk to somebody you met when you were locked up? Write your message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Hyde County Jail Link
    Hyde County Jail Inmate Search
    View Hyde County Jail Mugshots
    Hyde County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Hyde County Jail Visitation
    Hyde County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Find an inmate at Hyde County Jail
    Hyde County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Hyde County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Money to an Inmate at Hyde County Jail
    Hyde County Jail Employment


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