Caswell County Detention Center is located in Caswell County and is the main correctional facility for that region. Know somebody in jail at Caswell County Detention Center? This guide will tell you about everything a person needs to know about Caswell County Detention Center: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And much more…
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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you information that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have questions, just ask it, and also any comments or tips that could help other people in the same situation would be welcome.
Caswell County Detention Center
304 North Street
Graham, NC 27253
Phone Number and Fax Number
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and don’t know how to contact them?
Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?
In order to see who’s in jail at Caswell County Detention Center you should visit their web site and perform an inmate search.
The Caswell County Detention Center Inmate Search has information on persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get info about anybody booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can get their arrest information more quickly if you’ve got their name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.
If the person you’re searching for is at another county jail you should check the other North Carolina county jails in our North Carolina County Jail Guide: North Carolina Jails
A mugshot, also called a intake photograph, is a photo that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a profile picture. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the photos, and they will be kept on file at the jail.
Mugshots of people who have been arrested are on the website, or you can go in person to the Caswell County Detention Center. When viewing online you need to enter the inmate’s legal name, and the booking date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken down from the Caswell County Detention Center website? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the various websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, if you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail will be decided by the magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.
If you are released from jail you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and until that day you won’t be permitted to leave the county.
Typically, an inmate are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while locked up.
If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you might get to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.
Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to post ten percent of the total set so you are able to bail out of jail. If you miss your court date, whoever posted your bail won’t get their money back.
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 need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Caswell County Detention Center website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it’s really easy. To start with, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t take a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.
If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases charge a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman might request to use your assets as collateral for the bond.
To contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure is made up of the following steps:
- You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
- The first thing you will have to to is you must answer some questions, such as your full name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
- Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
- You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
- You will then be allowed to use the telephone so you can get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform.
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Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail can take between 15 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the faster you can get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released depends on if you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate must figure out the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a discharge date, you should expect to get released between 9am and noon.
How To Turn Yourself In
In the event there is a, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell them that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if so, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you are not late to report. Just bring required items with you, like a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.
The inmate need to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will be entered into a log of visitors as an approved visitor. All visitors must provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so make sure that you check the official Caswell County Detention Center jail site before you visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, phone calls might get reduced or eliminated altogether.
The Caswell County Detention Center phone number is:
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail has to be sent using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail delivery. You have to write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail gets opened and read and examined by the jail officers, and the mail will be returned if deemed inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Caswell County Detention Center:
Caswell County Detention Center
304 North Street
Graham, NC 27253
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Caswell County Detention Center
304 North Street
Graham, NC 27253
The Caswell County Detention Center mail policy can change, so be sure to visit the official Caswell County Detention Center site when send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
When you get arrested, you still have rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the criminal justice system. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better.
To read more about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click here: How to Find a Lawyer in Caswell County
If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.
Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? How did they do?
Caswell County court records are public records. Court records have a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You are able to access your court records using the website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.
Court fees are the costs from your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.
A Magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your case in court. Magistrate judges do a number of things, such as setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with information about your background and information about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, their family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Bear in mind that you should request to receive a copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it and correct any mistakes.
If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.
Are you trying to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?
This is pretty easy to do, simply you should visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:
- The inmate’s name.
- Date of birth.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- or jail ID.
If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the Caswell County court website or you can call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are available to anyone.
Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be a court order. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Caswell County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders must be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see these listings online, but keep in mind that you will not see the street address, just the address block that they live on.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file that includes a docket and all filings and documents filed in your case. You can access court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each state maintains a record of a person’s criminal background. These state databases are all connected so you can track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
A criminal history search you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t be able to see if they has had any infractions like moving violations:
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- Minor infractions or 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 Drivers License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- 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.
- 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.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
- Jail staff and Guards
- Jail food and commissary
- Visitation Days
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Inmate safety
- Gang activity
- Inmate activities and programs
To search for driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you call the Caswell County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your story may help other people that are in the same situation.
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The FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Caswell County,the Caswell County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of getting locked up in the Caswell County jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon settle into the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm to wake up at six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. Following 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 Caswell County Detention 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 Caswell County Detention 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 money to people in jail might change, so we suggest that you double check the the Caswell County Detention Center website before you send money to an inmate.
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 Caswell County Detention Center
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Caswell County Detention 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.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been an inmate at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Caswell County Detention Center?
If so, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about your experience so that other people can find out what to expect.
Things you could include in your review:
Tell Your Story
Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?
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Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate
Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to say wassup to someone from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.
Post a message to people locked up at Caswell County Detention Center
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