Appomattox County Jail – Appomattox, VA

Appomattox County Jail is in Appomattox County, VA and is the main jail for that region. Know someone in jail at Appomattox County Jail? This site tells you info about everything a person needs to know about Appomattox County Jail: How to locate an inmate. How to view Appomattox County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Appomattox County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you all the info you need to make the process less stressfull. If you have a question, just ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or feedback that might help other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Appomattox County Jail
179 Morton Lane
Appomattox, VA 24522

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 434-352-2666
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and want to contact them?

Do you know somebody who has been arrested and you want to locate them?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Appomattox County Jail you have to navigate to their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Appomattox County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of persons currently in custody, including custody status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you can find the same information for anybody arrested and processed or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find their arrest information faster if you enter the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be locked up at a different jail you should look here: Virginia County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photo, is the photo that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a side picture. Your full name and booking number will be in the mugshot, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be found online, or you can go in person to the Appomattox County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to enter the person’s full name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot removed from the Appomattox County Jail site? This is difficult, since your mugshot is a public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the 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

Naturally, if you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about getting out. After booking, your bail is determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to promise to go to your court date, and until then you will not be permitted to leave town.

Usually, prisoners at Appomattox County Jail will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set is determined by how serious your charges are. You will have to post 10% of the amount that was determined so you are able to be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will have to call the Appomattox County Jail. If you have all the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it’s really easy if you have the money. First, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you can’t get a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not accept checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes with 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 the bail is extremely high, the bondsman may use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

You can find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer some simple questions, like your full legal name, your address, birth date and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to use the phone so you can talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If so, please tell us how it happened. How long did it take to get through intake? Were you treated fairly? Do you know any tips that could help other people make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere between 15 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the faster you can get released from jail. It also depends on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the judge needs to determine how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, expect to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, you should follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell them that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you are not late. Only bring allowed items when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or ID, prescription medication, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be put in the visitation log as an authorized visitor. All visitors has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
The Appomattox County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so it would be wise to check the jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are generally more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to 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 break the rules, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: 434-352-2666

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail or package delivery. Clearly write the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not mail a package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and read and inspected by staff, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Appomattox County Jail
179 Morton Lane
Appomattox, VA 24522

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Appomattox County Jail
179 Morton Lane
Appomattox, VA 24522


The mail policy changes, so it would be best to review the official Appomattox County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that 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 it is a good idea to have a friend or family member find an attorney when you call them. You might be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the court system. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better.

For more information on how to find an attorney, read: How to Find an Attorney in Appomattox County

Public Defender

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 is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records have a court case file with a docket and all documents filed during your court case. You can access the records and documents in your court case using the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Appomattox County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records from your court case are held at Appomattox County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money 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 Appomattox County magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your case in court. Magistrates do several different things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will take into account when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember that you should ask to have a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be locked up immediately, or you might be given a date that you are required to report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can you should access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

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

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the Appomattox County court website or call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Appomattox County jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as a court order. You can access civil process orders by going to the Appomattox County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the website, but you should know that you won’t get the actual address, just the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file containing a court docket and any of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These online databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for crimes, which include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you will not find out if someone has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records, and your account could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Appomattox County,the Appomattox County 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

    Just the thought of spending time in the Appomattox County jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will get used to the daily routine there. All inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. Following 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 Appomattox 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 Appomattox County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The rules for sending money to Appomattox County Jail inmates can change, so it would be best to visit the site before you send money to an inmate there.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Appomattox County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Appomattox 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 Appomattox County Jail

    Requirements:

    • 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 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 locked up in Appomattox County Jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should tell us about it. Write down your jail experience so that others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to talk to someone from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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