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Surry County Jail Information
218 North Main Street
Dobson, NC 27017
Phone: (336) 401-8975
The Surry County Jail is located at 218 North Main Street in Dobson, NC and is a medium security county jail operated by the Surry County Sheriff’s Department.This site will tell you information about anything related to the Surry County Jail, such as how to do a jail inmate search, the jail’s phone number and address, intake procedures, court information, and much much more.
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The goal of this guide is to give information and advice you need to make the process less stressfull. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that might help others will be much appreciated.
Surry County Jail Inmate Search
Do you know someone that is incarcerated and don’t know how to find them? Do you know someone who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?
To find out who’s in jail at the Surry County Jail you have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Surry County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including current status, and times you can visit. Also, you are able to find information on anyone arrested and booked or released within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information fast if you’ve got their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
Surry County Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake process at the Surry County Jail includes each of the following steps:
You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
First, you must answer some basic questions, like your full name, street address, birthdate and contact person, and they’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history. Next, you will be issued an inmate number and you will get fingerprinted. Then, Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
You will then be allowed to make a telephone call in order to call a member of your family, friend, or somebody else who can help you get out.
If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process takes anywhere from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will get discharged. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge still needs to decide on your bail amount. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and know the date of your release, plan to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
Surry County Jail Visitation
Inmates need to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the Surry County Jail in advance of any visit. This information will be put in the visitation log as an approved visitor. All visitors will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so call the official Surry County Jail at (336) 401-8975 before you 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|
To visit an inmate at the Surry County Jail you have to have your name on the inmate’s approved visitation list.
Make sure to take your valid driver’s license or government issued ID with you to visitation or you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No mobile phones at Surry County Jail, and you will be searched before visiting. No personal belongings. Anybody under must get the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer before visiting. This kind of visitation is not going to be approved.
If the visitor is younger than 18 years of age is related to the inmate, they must be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate’s extended family. If a visitor is under the age of 18 and is not a family member of the inmate, the minor 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 even magazines to an inmate at the Surry County Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Surry 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 Surry County Jail is:
Surry County Jail
218 North Main Street
Dobson, NC 27017
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Surry County Jail
218 North Main Street
Dobson, NC 27017
The Surry County Jail inmate mail policy can change, so review the the Surry County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Surry 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 Surry 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 have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the court directly. 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. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Surry County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this information is available to anyone.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket and any of the documents filed in your case. You can access court records online, or at the Surry County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Each and every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal past. These databases are all connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to the Surry County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include, drug offenses, kidnapping, sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault, violent crimes like assault or murder, or theft.
Money & Commissary
The rules for sending funds to someone in jail can change at any time, so we suggest that you double check the Surry County Jail site before you send money to an inmate.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Surry 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 Surry County Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (336) 401-8975 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 Surry County Jail store. You can purchase different things here, like toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably need to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different products 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 such as 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 Surry County Jail inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are a lot more costly than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone privileges may be limited or forbidden completely.
The Surry County Jail phone number is: (336) 401-8975
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service providers have a monopoly at every facility that they operate, which means that they get to set the prices. The profits these phone service providers make from all inmate phone calls 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 Surry County Jail. The prices are posted and there are at least two types of prices based on where the inmate is calling. The following 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 figuring out how to decrease your inmates phone charges can be more difficult. ArrestedResources.com is an expert in keeping up 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 calling your inmate. In some cases, we will not be able to save you any money, and therefore we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In these cases, the jail or prison has set their phone call rates in a way that nobody will be able to save you money.
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