Gloucester County Jail is located in Gloucester County, Virginia and is the main jail for this region. Know somebody in Gloucester County Jail? This site gives you about anything one might want to know about Gloucester County Jail,like: Find out who’s in jail at Gloucester County Jail? Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Gloucester County Jail 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 and daunting situation, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to give info you need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or tips that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be welcome.
Gloucester County Jail
7502 Justice Drive
Gloucester, VA 23061
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 804-693-3890
Map and Directions
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?
Has somebody that’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?
In order to look up who’s in jail at Gloucester County Jail you need to click on their website and use the inmate search.
The Gloucester County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you can find info on anybody who has been arrested or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get their arrest information faster if you have their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
If your friend or loved one could possibly be at another county jail you will want to look here: List of all county jails in Virginia
A mugshot, also known as a intake photo, is a photograph taken by the police when you are booked into jail. They take one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the photos, and they’re on file.
Mugshots can be seen online, or you can see them at the Gloucester County Jail. When viewing online you have to enter their legal name, and a booking date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot erased from the Gloucester County Jail website? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. 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 removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, once you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can 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 you must agree to show up for court, and until that date you must not go out of town.
Typically, an inmate can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will have to stay jail every day when you’re finished working, or you may be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.
Bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone you know will need to put up 10% of the amount set so you can be released from jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail won’t get the bail money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
In order to find out how much someone’s bail is, you must call the jail. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Bailing out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, it’s really easy. First, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you won’t be able to get a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.
If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman may use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.
To talk to a local bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Gloucester County
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake procedure includes these steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
- Firstly, you have to answer a bunch of questions, like what is your full legal name, address, birth date and a contact person.
- Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
- You will be given an inmate number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
- They will allow you to use the phone to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jumpsuit.
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Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take anywhere between 15 minutes to all day long. So, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get let go. It also might depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the magistrate must figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a date of your release, you should plan to be released between 9am and noon.
How To Turn Yourself In
for your arrest, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that you think there may 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 they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring necessary items with you, like your driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order from court.
Inmates need to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be put into the visitation log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
The Gloucester County Jail visitation procedures can change, so you should visit the official jail site before you visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. Jail phone calls are a lot more expensive than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges could be reduced or totally denied.
The Gloucester County Jail phone number is: 804-693-3890
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. You should print the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and read and examined by the jail officers, and will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.
The mailing address for Gloucester County Jail is:
Gloucester County Jail
7502 Justice Drive
Gloucester, VA 23061
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Gloucester County Jail
7502 Justice Drive
Gloucester, VA 23061
The Gloucester County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so be sure to double check the official Gloucester County Jail site before send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, the first of which is your right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call them. You might be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you really want to, but, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the criminal justice system in your county. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better.
For more detailed information on this subject, read: How to Find an Attorney in Gloucester County
If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, forensics experts and social workers. All Public Defenders are licensed lawyers, admitted to the Virginia State Bar Association and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.
Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?
Court records are public and available to anyone who requests them. They have a case file containing a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case with the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.
Clerk of Court
The Gloucester County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records associated with your court case are kept at Gloucester County Clerk of Court office.
Court fees are all costs associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.
The magistrate is the judge that will preside on your court case. Magistrates do a number of things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention proceedings.
A pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the arrestee’s background and details of the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will review when deciding on the sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Remember that you can request to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you can correct any inaccurate information.
After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service and probation, to even 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 may be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.
Do you want to find out if a family member or friend is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?
You can you should access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:
- Their name.
- Birth date.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- or jail ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.
If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check court records on the Gloucester County court website or you can call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are public record and this is freely available.
A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Gloucester County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
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 crime. You are able to view this information on the website, but remember that you won’t get the street address, rather the neighborhood block they live on.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and all of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access court records on their website, or at the Gloucester County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.
Every state keeps a record of people’s criminal past. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.
A criminal history search you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug Possession.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not be able to see if they had:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
- Any accidents.
- Moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You must be over the age of 21.
- You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You must be a US Citizen.
- You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You must pass a drug test.
- You must have a good level of fitness.
- You must be in good health.
- You must 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 and pod facility and layout
- Guards and staff
- Food and commissary
- Inmate programs and activities
To find driving records, you must do a search for their driving record.
Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you call the courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records, and your story could help other people that are in the same situation.
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On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Gloucester County, the Gloucester County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Gloucester County jail is very scary, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm to wake up at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will work 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 Gloucester County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Gloucester County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.
How To Send Money to an Inmate
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
The process for sending funds to inmates could change, so you should review the official website when you send funds to an inmate there.
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 Gloucester County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Gloucester 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.
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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.
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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.
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Have you ever been an inmate in this jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Gloucester County Jail?
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