Robeson County Jail is located in Robeson County, North Carolina and is the primary jail for the area. Know someone locked up in Robeson County Jail? This site will tell you about everything you might want to know about Robeson County Jail,like the following: Find an inmate at Robeson County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Robeson County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And much much more…
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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you advice and information you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any tips or comments that would be beneficial to others will be welcome.
Robeson County Jail
120 Legend Rd
Lumberton, NC 28358
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and need to locate them?
Has somebody who has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?
In order to look up who is in jail at Robeson County Jail you will have to navigate to their website and use the inmate search.
The Robeson County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of people currently in custody, including status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find info on anybody processed or released in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You can get the information quicker if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
If your friend or loved one may be at another county jail you will want to check our North Carolina county jail guide: North Carolina County Jails Listing
A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photograph, is a photo that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the photos, and they are stored at the jail.
Mugshots can be viewed on the website, or you can view them at the Robeson County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to put in the person’s first and last name, and the booking date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot taken off of the Robeson County Jail site? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
For more information about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot sites, 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
Naturally, if you are in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail is determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is 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 do bail out of jail you will have to promise to go to your court date, and until that date you must not travel out of the county.
In most cases, prisoners will earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you could get to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.
Your bail is how much money that you are required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount set so you are able to be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
You must call the jail. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Robeson County Jail site.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, its easy. To start with, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.
If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will usually use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.
To find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Get Out For Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake procedure is made up of each of these 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.
- The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer a number of questions, like what is your full legal name, address, birth date and a contact person.
- They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
- You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
- They will let you use the phone in order to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.
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When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process takes between 15 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the quicker you post bail, the faster you can get out of jail. It also can depend on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate must decide on how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and have a date of your release, you should plan to be released between 9am and noon.
How To Turn Yourself In
In the event there is a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring necessary items with you, such as your drivers license or your ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.
To have visitors, you must list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be entered into the visitors log as an Authorized visit. Each visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Robeson County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so you should review the jail site before go to the jail to 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 . Phone calls made in jail are usually pricier than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated completely.
The Robeson County Jail phone number is:
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail must be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of delivery. You have to clearly print the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the envelope. Do not mail a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail will be opened and inspected and read by the staff, and will be sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
The mailing address for Robeson County Jail is:
Robeson County Jail
120 Legend Rd
Lumberton, NC 28358
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Robeson County Jail
120 Legend Rd
Lumberton, NC 28358
The inmate mail policy at Robeson County Jail can change, so we suggest that you review the official Robeson County Jail site when send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these is the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you call them. You may be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the complicated court system in your county. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.
For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click here: How to Find an Attorney
If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers, members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.
Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?
All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They are comprised of a file containing a docket and each of the documents filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court case records via the website, or at the Robeson County Clerk of Court.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents related to your case are available at the Robeson County Clerk of Court.
Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges from your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.
A Magistrate is the person that will preside on your case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention hearings.
A pre-sentencing report is put together to include background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will consider when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you are allowed to request to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you can correct any inaccurate information.
After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be locked up immediately, or given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.
Do you need to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?
This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to visit the jail’s website, and search by:
- The inmate’s name.
- Date of birth.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- and their jail ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail to find out.
If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the court records on the website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Robeson County jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this is accessible to anyone.
Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Robeson County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders must be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view this information on the website, but bear in mind that you will not be able to get the precise address, just the neighborhood block they live on.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket and any filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.
Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These state databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to the Robeson County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug Possession.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t discover if they has had:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
- Traffic accidents.
- Moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Conditions at the jail.
- Jail layout and facility
- Jail staff and Guards
- Food and commissary
- The other inmates.
- Prisoner activities and programs
To find driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you call the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your comments may make it easier for others.
Tell Your Story
Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Robeson County,the Robeson County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Robeson County jail is very scary, you will soon settle into the daily routine there. You will get an alarm to wake up at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required 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 Robeson County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Robeson County Jail 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 money to someone in jail can change, so we suggest that you review the official website when send money to someone in jail there.
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.
News and Media
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Robeson County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Robeson County Jail, 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 know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?
If your answer is yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that others can find out what to expect.
Things you could write in your comment:
Tell Your Story
Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?
Speak Your Mind
Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate
Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to talk to somebody you met when you were locked up? Write your message below.
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