Hampton Correctional Facility – Hampton, VA

Hampton Correctional Facility is in Hampton Independent City, Virginia and is the primary correctional facility for the region. Looking for someone at Hampton Correctional Facility? This page tells you about everything one might want to know about Hampton Correctional Facility,like: Find out who’s in jail at Hampton Correctional Facility? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Hampton Correctional Facility intake procedures. Hampton Independent City court information. And more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give information and tips that you’ll need to make the process easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or feedback that could help other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Hampton Correctional Facility
135 High Court Lane
Hampton, VA 23669

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone:
Fax:

Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and want to contact them?

Has a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

To find out who’s in jail at Hampton Correctional Facility you need to click on their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Hampton Correctional Facility Inmate Locator is a list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you can get information on anybody arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find the information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for is incarcerated at a different jail you will want to look here: Virginia County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing photo, is a picture that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one full face and one profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the photos, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen on the website, or you can go in person to the Hampton Correctional Facility. When you search for mugshots online you will have to enter the inmate’s first and last name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot erased from the Hampton Correctional Facility website? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are in jail, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount is determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, 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 you are required not to travel out of the county.

Typically, inmates at Hampton Correctional Facility are given time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you might have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay depends on the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay ten percent of the total that was determined so you are able to be released. If you miss your court appearance, whoever posted your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will have to call the Hampton Correctional Facility or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Hampton Correctional Facility website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it is really easy. First of all, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases charge a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in these cases request to use your personal assets as collateral.

To find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Hampton Correctional Facility

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

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer some questions, like your legal name, address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged may take from 15 minutes to all day. So, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will get discharged. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if a judge needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the release date, you should plan to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you need to start your sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell someone that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring things that are allowed with you, such as a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitor’s information will be put in the log for the inmate. All visitors is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so check the official Hampton Correctional Facility jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are usually more costly than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls might get cut back or eliminated altogether.

The Hampton Correctional Facility phone number is:

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of delivery. You must write or type the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail a box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail is opened and examined by the jail administration, and will be sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Hampton Correctional Facility, use this address:

Hampton Correctional Facility
135 High Court Lane
Hampton, VA 23669

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Hampton Correctional Facility
135 High Court Lane
Hampton, VA 23669


The Hampton Correctional Facility inmate mail policy changes, so we suggest that you check the official website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative locate an attorney for you. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the court system in Hampton Independent City. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

For more information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, go to: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual attorneys who are members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Hampton Independent City court records are public records. They have a court case file with a docket and every documents that have been filed in the case. You are able to access your court records via the online service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents from your case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees from your court 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 Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge who presides on your court case. They do different tasks, which include setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining 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 you can ask to have a copy of this report before sentencing, and correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service, house arrest, 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 to go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is locked up, or has ever been locked up?

You can you will have to access the jail’s website, and search by:

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

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access court records on the Hampton Independent City jail website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Hampton Independent City jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as court orders. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see this information on the internet, but bear in mind that you won’t find the exact address, but only the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and all of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of a person’s criminal history. These databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from another state. Go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or 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 entirely, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases won’t be able to find out if that person has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you will have to do a driving history search.

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

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Hampton Independent City,the Hampton Independent City Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List:


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Hampton Independent City jail is no fun, you will soon settle into the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to 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 Hampton Correctional Facility, 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 Hampton Correctional Facility 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 Hampton Correctional Facility can change, so visit the official Hampton Correctional Facility site when you send any funds.

    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 Hampton Correctional Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Hampton Correctional Facility, 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 Hampton Correctional Facility

    Requirements:

    • 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.


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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:

    • 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.

    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 at Hampton Correctional Facility? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this jail?

    If yes, then you should write a review about it. Write down your jail experience because other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could write in your comment:

    • Conditions in Hampton Correctional Facility.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


    Click here to write a review

    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Hampton Correctional Facility

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to talk to somebody you met when you were locked up? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Send a message to Hampton Correctional Facility


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