Henderson County Detention Center – Hendersonville, NC

Henderson County Detention Center is located in Henderson County, North Carolina and is the jail for this area. Know someone locked up in Henderson County Detention Center? This guide will tell you about anything one might want to know about Henderson County Detention Center: Find out who’s in jail at Henderson County Detention Center? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you information that you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and any comments or tips that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Henderson County Detention Center
375 First Ave. East
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Phone Number and Fax Number

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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 need to locate them?

Has a family member or friend who has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

To see who is in jail at Henderson County Detention Center you should visit their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Henderson County Detention Center Inmate Lookup has information on persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. You can also find info about anyone processed or discharged in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to find their inmate information more quickly if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be in a different jail you should check the other North Carolina county jails in our North Carolina County Jail Guide: List of all jails in North Carolina


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake photograph, is a photograph that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one and a side photo. Your name and intake number will be on the pictures, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be viewed online, or you can view them at the Henderson County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to put in the legal name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot erased from the Henderson County Detention Center website? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is a public record. You need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are in jail, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail will be determined by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you will have to agree to go to your court date, and until then you are required not to go out of town.

Usually, inmates at Henderson County Detention Center will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you could be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone you know will need to post ten percent of the total that was determined so you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, whoever posted your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the jail. If you have all the person’s info, like 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 Henderson County Detention Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, its really easy if you have the money. First, you need to know if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will usually request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

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

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, will have to answer a number of questions, like your full legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should share your experience. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? Were you treated fairly? Do you know any things that might help other people get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. This process may take anywhere between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will get let go. Also, it will depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the magistrate needs to 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 know the date of your release, expect to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you must report to start a sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail, and tell them that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if so, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you are not late to report. Only bring allowed items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or even your ID, prescription medication, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be entered in the visitation log as an approved visitor. All visitors will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
The Henderson County Detention Center visitation procedures change often, so we suggest that you review the jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are a lot more costly than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden.

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Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other type of mail delivery. You must write or type the person’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter. Don’t send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail will be opened and inspected by the jail officers, and the mail will be returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Henderson County Detention Center:

Henderson County Detention Center
375 First Ave. East
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Henderson County Detention Center
375 First Ave. East
Hendersonville, NC 28792


The Henderson County Detention Center mail policy can change, so we suggest that you visit the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these being the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call them. You might be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the criminal justice system. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better your chances.

For more information about this, read: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. They are comprised of a file with a docket and each of the motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You have the ability to access your court case records using the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your case are kept and available to you at the Henderson County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs from your court case, which include 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.

Magistrate

The Henderson County magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your court case. They do many different things, like setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with information about your background and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim. Bear in mind you are allowed to request to receive a copy of the report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

To find this out you should access the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants on the website or you can call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Henderson County jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as a court order. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access these listings on the website, but bear in mind that you can’t find the exact address, just the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file containing a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in the court case. You can access your court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of people’s criminal history. These databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from another state. Go to the Henderson County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t see if that person had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your story could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Henderson County,the Henderson County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Henderson County Detention Center is quite unpleasant, soon you will settle into the routine that is set for you. You will get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Henderson County Detention Center, 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 Henderson 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 procedure to send funds to jail inmates might change, so you should review the official Henderson County Detention Center site before send money to someone in jail 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 Henderson County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Henderson 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.

    Apply for a Job at Henderson County Detention Center

    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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate in Henderson County Detention Center? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write about what you experienced so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you could write in what you write:

    • Conditions in Henderson County Detention Center.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


    Click here to write your review of Henderson County Detention Center

    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell the World All About It

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to find out how to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.

    Say Hello to people still locked up at Henderson County Detention Center


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