Jones County Jail – Trenton, NC

Jones County Jail is in Jones County, NC and is the correctional facility for the region. Know somebody locked up at Jones County Jail? This page gives you info about anything a person needs to know about Jones County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate at Jones County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And much, much more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to give you all the information that you need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have questions, just ask them, and any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Jones County Jail
Po Box 267
Trenton, NC 28585

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 252-448-7091
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 don’t know how to find out where they are?

Has someone that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

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

Inmate Search

The Jones County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of people who are in jail, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find information for anyone arrested and processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can get the information more quickly if you’ve got your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be in another county jail you should check our guide to other North Carolina jails: Other County Jails in North Carolina


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake picture, is the photo that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a side photo. Your full name and booking number will be in the pictures, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen on the Jones County Jail website, or you can view them at the Jones County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to enter the name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken down from the Jones County Jail website? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records 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.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot sites, 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

Obviously, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail is determined by a special judge called 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 don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you must agree to be there for your court date, and until that day you are required not to leave the area.

In most cases, a prisoner at Jones County Jail will earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you might be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay all depends on how serious your crime is. Someone will have to pay 10% of the amount that was set so you can be released. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You must call the Jones County Jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Jones County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, it is very simple to do. First, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They will generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will ask to use assets as collateral for the bond.

If you need a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you must answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your legal name, address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call in order to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail can take anywhere from 15 minutes to all day. In other words the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. It also will depend on whether you have a cash bond amount or if a judge must figure out how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a date of your release, you should plan to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you have to start your sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if so, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you are not late. Only bring necessary items when you go to jail, for example your drivers license or ID, prescription medication, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered into a Visiting log as an approved visitor. Each visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Jones County Jail are always changing, so it would be wise to double-check the official jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are a lot pricier than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: 252-448-7091

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent via US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail is opened and read and examined by the officers at the jail, and will be returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Jones County Jail is:

Jones County Jail
Po Box 267
Trenton, NC 28585

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Jones County Jail
Po Box 267
Trenton, NC 28585


The mail policy is always changing, so you should check the official website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you call them. You might be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the complicated legal system in your county. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

For more info on this subject, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. All Public Defenders are real lawyers who are members of the North Carolina State Bar and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They are comprised of a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents in the case. You, and anyone else, can access court records using the Jones County website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Jones County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records associated with your court case are kept at Jones County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs from your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your case. Magistrate judges do many different things, such as setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information will be solicited from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to ask to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date that you are required to report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To do this, you need to query the Jones County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can access court records on the website or call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. 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, and their arrest date, contact the Jones County jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Jones County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed 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 website, but keep in mind that you will not be able to see the exact address, but rather the address 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 contains a docket sheet and any documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access the court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of people’s criminal background. These online databases are linked together so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to the Jones County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t find out if they had:

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

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Jones County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Jones County jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will settle into the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. Then you will have breakfast. Following breakfast participate 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 Jones 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 Jones 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 Jones County Jail is always changing, so you should visit the official website before 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Jones County Jail

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

    If your answer is yes, then you should tell us about it. Write down your experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

    What to include in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to say wassup to somebody you met when you were locked up? Write your message below.

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