Martin County Jail & Sheriff COVID-19 Coronavirus Visitation Policy

Martin County Jail & Sheriff

Address:
Martin County Governmental Center
305 East Main Street
Williamston, NC 27892

Phone:

252-792-6954

New Visitation Policies in Martin County Jail & Sheriff Due to COVID-19 Coronavirus

Because of concerns for the safety and wellness of both staff and inmates at the Martin County Jail & Sheriff in Williamston, North Carolina, contact visits of any type may be suspended.

Approved Non-contact visits with family, friends and the inmate’s lawyers may still be allowed when at-home or onsite video visitation is not available, however given that new guidelines are changing daily please check the visitation page or call 252-792-6954 for updates.

Video Visitation at Martin County Jail & Sheriff

At-home and onsite video visitation guidelines for Martin County Jail & Sheriff, when this service is available, can be found by going to the visitation information page.

We highly recommend that you call 252-792-6954 first for any changes due to staff shortages or other unforeseen circumstances, including whether your inmate has become ill and is unable to be in the general population where video kiosks are available.

How Long Will These Changes Last?

Experts in the study of the COVID-19 are anticipating that spread of the virus will be a ongoing concern for Martin County, the state of North Carolina and the entire United States until well into 2022 and maybe even beyond. We are witnessing the virus becoming more contagious, but less deadly over time. Many people think that the 'more contagious, but less deadly' Omicron variant will infect so many people that a higher level of natural immunity for the majority of Americans will be the end result.

Will the Inmates in Martin County Jail & Sheriff Be Safe from Getting Sick With COVID-19 Coronavirus?

Whether the inmates are safe from contracting the coronavirus depends entirely on two things:

  1. The Virus being introduced into the facility by a staff member or inmate who is unaware that they have it.
  2. How easily it spreads.

At this stage most people who get the coronavirus show very few symptoms beyond what you might experience with a bad cold or a mild case of the common flu. In fact, the Omicron variant is turning out to be less deadly than the common flu we experience every year.

Studies that have been done are showing that the hardest hit are those 60 years of age and older, those with pre-existing medical issues like diabetes, leukemia or obese individuals. Young men and women rarely become very ill, and when they do, seem to recover quickly.

Martin County Jail & Sheriff is encouraging inmates to practice ‘social distancing’, which means staying as far apart as possible. In addition, our staff is advising inmates to avoid shaking hands, washing their hands often, not touching their face, nose, mouth or eyes, and refraining from touching ‘common areas’ throughout the facility.

Given the close proximity of inmates and staff to each other in this lockup, it is going to be very difficult to prevent the spread of coronavirus once it is introduced into the facility as the virus can spread via the microscopic vapor that we release every time we speak, cough or sneeze.

We will continuously update this page as the spread of this virus accelerates and changes to policies occur.

How Do Inmates in Martin County Jail & Sheriff Make Phone Calls?

To receive phone calls from inmates in Martin County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:

For all the information regarding phone calls with Martin County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Martin County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Martin County Jail & Sheriff follow these steps:

  • Go to JailATM, choose North Carolina, then choose Martin County Jail & Sheriff
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate, and then you will be prompted to Register with them to open an account.
  • Select the products you want shipped to them at Martin County Jail & Sheriff, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Martin County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages or sending money to an inmate in Martin County Jail & Sheriff check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Martin County.


 

How to Deposit Money Online for an Inmate in Martin County

To deposit money online for an inmate in Martin County Jail & Sheriff follow these steps:

  • Register to open an account, or Sign In to JailATM, a service that acts as a bank for inmates in Martin County.
  • After registering and signing in, select 'Send Money Now'.
  • Choose North Carolina, then choose Martin County Jail & Sheriff
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Input an amount to deposit to your inmate in Martin County Jail & Sheriff, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much money you can send your inmate in Martin County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914.

For all information, tips and procedures for sending money to an inmate in Martin County Jail & Sheriff, or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Martin County.


 

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Martin County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Martin County Jail & Sheriff follow these steps:

  • Select North Carolina, then select Martin County Jail & Sheriff, and then select the 'Send a Package Order' option.
  • Register and create an account with My Care Pack, also known as Access Securepak, for Martin County.
  • Choose the inmate and the products you want shipped to them, and input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Martin County at any one time.

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Martin County Jail & Sheriff check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Martin County.

Customer Service Contact
Call 800-956-2747 Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST. 
Email: [email protected].