Caldwell Correctional Center is in Caldwell County, NC and is the primary jail for the county. Know somebody at Caldwell Correctional Center? This site will tell you info about anything you might need to know about Caldwell Correctional Center: How to locate an inmate at Caldwell Correctional Center. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…
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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you advice and information that you need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any tips or comments that could help others is much appreciated.
Caldwell Correctional Center
480 Pleasant Hill Road
Lenoir, NC 28645
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Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend that is in jail and want to find them?
Has someone who’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?
To search who’s in jail at Caldwell Correctional Center you will need to go to their link and use the inmate search.
The Caldwell Correctional Center Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who are in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you can get the same information for anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24-hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get the information quicker if you’ve got your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.
If your friend or family member could possibly be in another county jail you can check the other North Carolina county jails in our North Carolina County Jail Guide: North Carolina County Jails Directory
A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photograph, is the photo that the police take during jail intake processing. They will take one face photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and intake number will be on the pictures, and they are kept on file.
Mugshots of Caldwell Correctional Center inmates can be viewed on the Caldwell Correctional Center website, or you can see them at the Caldwell Correctional Center. When viewing mugshots online you will need to enter the inmate’s first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have one.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot taken off of the Caldwell Correctional Center website? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is a matter of 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, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
To learn more about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, once you are incarcerated, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.
If you are released from jail you are required to agree to show up for court, and until that day you can’t leave the area.
Usually, a prisoner are given time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. You will either have to go back to the jail each day after work, or you might get to move into a halfway house when you are not working.
Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to be released from jail pending trial. Your bail amount depends on the seriousness of your charges. Someone will have to post 10 percent of the total that was set before you can bail out of jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, that person won’t get the bail money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the Caldwell Correctional Center. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, it’s easy if you have the money. First, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a 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 they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.
If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes have a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will in these cases request to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.
To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Caldwell Correctional Center
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure includes each of these steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- The first thing you will have to is you have to answer some simple questions, like your legal name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
- They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
- You’ll be given an inmate ID.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- You will get your mugshot taken.
- All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
- They will allow you to use the telephone so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.
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When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get released. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether you have a bond amount or if the magistrate has to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and have a discharge date, plan to be released in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If the sheriff has a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if there is one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, like your driver’s license or ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.
The inmate have to list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will go in the visitors log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures can change, so we suggest that you review the official site before you try to go to visitation.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are generally more expensive than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or totally denied.
The Caldwell Correctional Center phone number is: 828-726-2509
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates must be mailed using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of delivery. You have to write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter. Don’t send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and examined and read by the staff, and the mail will get sent back if it can’t be delivered.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Caldwell Correctional Center:
Caldwell Correctional Center
480 Pleasant Hill Road
Lenoir, NC 28645
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Caldwell Correctional Center
480 Pleasant Hill Road
Lenoir, NC 28645
The mail policy at Caldwell Correctional Center can change, so we suggest that you check the official website when you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
When you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, the first of which is your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer for you. You might be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and guide you through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better.
For more information about this, read: How to Find an Attorney in Caldwell County
If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are members of the North Carolina State Bar and are completely licensed to handle your case.
Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? How did they do?
Caldwell County court records are public records and are available upon request. They have a file with a docket sheet and all documents in the case. You can access the records and documents in your court case via the internet service, or at the Caldwell County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents related to your court case are kept and available to you at Caldwell County Clerk of Court office.
Court fees and costs are the costs associated with your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.
The Caldwell County court magistrate is the person that presides on your case in court. Magistrates do a number of different things, which include determining how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention proceedings.
A pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember that you should request to see a copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.
When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you are required to go to jail to do your time.
Are you trying to find out if some you know is locked up, or has ever been locked up?
This is pretty easy to do, simply you should query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:
- Date of birth.
- Their approximate booking date.
- or jail ID.
If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.
If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the court records online or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and the information is available to anyone.
Civil processes are when you are served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders are registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these listings online, but bear in mind that you will not get the street address, just the block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file that includes a docket and all documents filed in your case. You can access your court records on the website, or at the Caldwell County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to the courthouse and check in person or you can check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.
When you look up a person’s criminal records you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
During a criminal records search, usually will not be able to see if someone has had:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
- Traffic accidents.
- Other moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You have to be over the age of 21.
- You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You have to be a US Citizen.
- You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You have to pass a drug test.
- You have to have a good level of fitness.
- You have to be in good health.
- You have to have a valid Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- The right to protection from the accused.
- The right to notification.
- The right to attend proceedings.
- The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- The right to restitution.
- The right to a speedy trial.
- The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
- Spouses and children of all victims.
- Parents and guardians of minor victims.
- Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
- Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.
- Conditions at the jail.
- Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
- Staff and guards
- Jail food and commissary
- The other inmates.
- Inmate safety
- Jail gangs
- Inmate programs and activities
To get this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving record.
Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you call the jail? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account could help other people that are in the same situation.
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Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Caldwell County, the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of spending time in the Caldwell County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will get used to the daily routine there. You will get an alarm to wake up at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Caldwell Correctional Center, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Caldwell Correctional Center uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.
How To Send Money to an Inmate
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
The rules for sending funds to inmates at Caldwell Correctional Center might change, so it would be best to review the site before 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 Caldwell Correctional Center
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Caldwell Correctional Center, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.
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There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.
If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.
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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.
The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.
Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.
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Sex Offender Information and Search
All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.
Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
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Have you ever been an inmate in this jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?
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Tell Your Story
Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?
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