Tyrrell County Jail – Columbia, NC

Tyrrell County Jail is in Tyrrell County, North Carolina and is the main jail for that county. Looking for someone incarcerated at Tyrrell County Jail? This guide will tell you information about everything related to Tyrrell County Jailsuch as the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And lots more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you information and advice that you’ll need to make the process a lot easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any feedback or comments that might be a benefit to others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Tyrrell County Jail
405 Main Street
Columbia, NC 27925

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 252-796-2251
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know a friend or family member who has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

To find out who is in jail at Tyrrell County Jail you should go to their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Tyrrell County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of persons currently in custody, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you are able to find the same information about anyone arrested and booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get their inmate information fast if you enter the arrestee’s name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be at another jail you will want to check the other North Carolina county jails in our North Carolina County Jail Guide: Other Jails in North Carolina


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake picture, is a photograph that the police take during jail intake processing. They will take one frontal photo and a side photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are on the website, or you can see them in person at the Tyrrell County Jail. When viewing online you will need to input the inmate’s full name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot removed from the Tyrrell County Jail site? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After booking, a bail amount is set by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must agree to show up for court, and until that date you won’t be allowed to leave town.

Usually, an inmate will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to stay the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you might be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the crime you are charged with. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts ten percent of the total set so you are able to be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, that person will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You must call the Tyrrell County Jail. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but usually, it’s easy. To start with, you have to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, 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 take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will usually require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

You can find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Tyrrell County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You have to answer some questions, such as what is your full name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? How did the guards treat you? Can you share any tips that could help other people that get arrested to get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process may take anywhere from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate must figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the discharge date, you should plan to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must give each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitors will go into a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. All visitors is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone arriving late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Tyrrell County Jail change often, so you should double-check the official site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

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 . Phone calls made in jail are usually more expensive than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone may be limited or totally denied.

Phone Number: 252-796-2251

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other type of delivery. You should print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send a package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail is opened and inspected by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Tyrrell County Jail is:

Tyrrell County Jail
405 Main Street
Columbia, NC 27925

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Tyrrell County Jail
405 Main Street
Columbia, NC 27925


The mail policy at Tyrrell County Jail changes frequently, so we suggest that you double check the site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have rights, one of these is the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on this, go to: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, admitted to the North Carolina State Bar Association and are fully licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Tyrrell County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They have a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You can access the records and documents in your court case with the internet service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records relating to your case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that will preside over your case in court. They do many different things, which include setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will consider when determining a sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Remember you are allowed to request to see your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. 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 immediately taken into custody, or given a date to go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do so, you need to go to the jail’s website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the Tyrrell County jail website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be court orders. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view these offenders online, but you should know that you will not find the street address, rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of people’s criminal past. These state databases are all connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not discover if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your account may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Tyrrell County,the Tyrrell County Sheriff’s Department 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 the Tyrrell County jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get a wake-up alarm at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required to 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 Tyrrell 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 Tyrrell 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 funds to inmates can change, so it would be best to check the official Tyrrell County Jail site when you send any funds.

    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 Tyrrell County Jail

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

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You 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 spent any time in Tyrrell County Jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Tyrrell County Jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about your experience because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you could write in the review:

    • Conditions in Tyrrell County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did getting locked up affect your life?

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

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to say wassup to a person you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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