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Ashe County Jail Information
205 Academy Street
Jefferson, NC 28640
Phone Number: (336) 846-5611
The Ashe County Jail is located at 205 Academy Street in Jefferson, NC and is a medium security county jail operated by the Ashe County Sheriff’s Department.This guide tells you information about anything you might need to know about the Ashe County Jail, like how to locate an inmate at the Ashe County Jail, the jail’s phone number and address, intake procedures, court information and records, and much much more.
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This guide is meant to give you all the advice and information you need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or tips that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.
Ashe County Jail Inmate Search
Do you know someone that is incarcerated and don’t know how to find out where they are? Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?
To find out who is in jail at the Ashe County Jail you need to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Ashe County Jail Inmate Search has information about people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, and times you can visit. Also, you can find info on anybody processed or released in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.
Ashe County Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake process at the Ashe County Jail takes you through each of the following steps:
You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
First you will answer a bunch of questions, like your legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact, and you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history. Next, you will be issued an inmate ID and you will get fingerprinted. Then, all of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
They will let you make a phone call to contact family, friends, or loved one.
If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jumpsuit.
Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process may take between 15 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get let go. It also might depend on whether you have a cash bond amount or if the magistrate has to figure out how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a discharge date, plan to be released that morning.
Ashe County Jail Visitation
Inmates need to provide each visitor’s name to the Ashe County Jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will be put in the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies can change, so it would be wise to call the official Ashe County Jail at (336) 846-5611 before you try to visit an inmate.
|Monday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Thursday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Friday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Sunday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
In order to visit an inmate at the Ashe County Jail you must have your name on the inmate’s approved visitation list.
Be sure to take your valid driver’s license or government issued ID with you to visitation because you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No cellphones at Ashe County Jail, and you will be searched before you can visit. No personal belongings. Anyone on must obtain the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer before visiting. Such visitation is not approved.
If a visitor is under the age of 18 is related to the inmate, they will have to be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate’s extended family. If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is not a family member of the inmate, this visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Sending Mail to Inmates
This is what you need to know in order to send letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines to an inmate at the Ashe County Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Ashe County Jail is always searched and inspected for contraband that might threaten the security, safety or well-being of the facility, its staff, and inmates. Inmates can only receive metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4″ x 6″ as mail. The writing on the postcard has to be in pencil or blue or black ink. If it has a stamp on it, it will get returned. If you write in green ink, then it will get returned. If you send any other kind of mail will be returned to the sender. If there is no return address on it, then the unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate’s locker until the inmate gets release.
Do not include any of these things in the mail that you send to an inmate: any kind of threat to jail order, any description of the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape; do not encourage or advocate any kind of violence, hate speech, or racial or ethnic supremacy. Inmates are not allowed to write to other inmates.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at the Ashe County Jail is:
Ashe County Jail
205 Academy Street
Jefferson, NC 28640
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Ashe County Jail
205 Academy Street
Jefferson, NC 28640
The inmate mail policy at the Ashe County Jail changes, so we suggest that you check the site before you send a letter to an inmate there.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Ashe County Jail. This includes sending money for to spend in the commissary, sending regular mail or photos, sending money for phone calls, and even postcards.
This page covers everthing you need to know about the Ashe County Jail to help you follow these procedures and guidelines. If you have questions, or there is something that you were looking for, but did not find, please contact us using the contact link in the site menu.
If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the Ashe County court website or call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Ashe County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is freely available.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and any documents filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal past. These online databases are connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to the Ashe County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.
When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include, drug crimes like possession or trafficking, kidnapping, rape or other sexual assault, violent crimes including assault, battery and murder, or theft, breaking and entering.
Money & Commissary
The rules for sending money to inmates are always changing, so be sure to review the Ashe County Jail website before send money to someone in jail there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Ashe County Jail
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.
Guidelines For Sending Money To An Inmate
Before you send any money you should find out what online money transfer companies the jail your inmate is incarcerated in uses. The exact method that the Ashe County Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (336) 846-5611 to get the current payment method.
You may be required to be on the inmate’s visitation list in order to send them money, and be aware that they may have a limit on how much you deposit at one time, like $200-300 at a time, or a limit on how much money may be in the inmate’s account at one time.
Some of the money transfer firms being used by various facilities include JPay, MoneyGram, AccessCorrections, OffenderConnect, Touchpayonline, JailATM, WU, smartdeposit, and tigercommissary.
If an inmate has fines or are required to pay restitution then they will be subject to garnishment of their commissary/trust account. If the inmate has a garnishment, then money to pay them will be taken from the inmateâ€™s bank account. In some cases it may be a percentage or the entire amount of the obligation, but the actual percentage depends on the circumstances. We recommend that inmates talk to the counselor at their facility and try to find out. You can also try to make an arrangement so that only a percentage of your commissary funds are taken, instead of all your funds take at one time.
The commissary is the Ashe County Jail store. Inmates can buy several different things here, like personal items, food, and things for writing. Remember that you will most likely want to use the commissary on a daily basis, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different items that inmates can buy if they have sufficient funds in their trust account. These products include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, as well as personal hygiene products including soap, shampoo, and disposable razors for shaving. The commissary also sells other things like books and magazines, televisions and radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, and electronic tablets. They also sell everything need to write home to family, friends, and loved ones: paper, envelopes, and stamps. If an inmate is indigent and cannot afford paper and stamps, the jail will provide these things to an inmate who has not had any money in their commissary account for at least 30 days.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
The only phone calls that Ashe County Jail inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are a lot more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden.
Phone Number: (336) 846-5611
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service providers have exclusive contracts at each facility that they operate the phone services for, which means that they they control how much it costs to make phone calls. The profits these phone service providers make from all of the phone calls that inmates make are split with the facility, so there is no incentive for the jail or the counselors at the facility to show inmates or their family how to save money on inmate phone calls at the Ashe County Jail. The rates are posted and there are at least two types of prices based on where the inmate is calling. These three factors will determine the cost of an inmate phone call: Where you are located; Where your inmate is located, What type of phone number you have.
For example, if your inmate is in federal prison, if you get a new local number then this will decrease your inmate’s phone call rate from $.21 per minute to only $.06 per minute.
For state prisons and local jails finding out how to decrease your inmates phone charges is more difficult. ArrestedResources.com keeps up to date with all of the changes that affect your inmate’s rate and in most cases is able to offer you an inmate calling number that will save you a lot of money on inmate phone calls. In some cases, we won’t be able to save you money on your inmate calls, and therefore we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In these cases, the jail or prison has set their inmate calling prices in a way that nobody will be able to save you money.
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