Anson County Sheriff Tommy Allen announced Thursday that the Anson County Jail’s inmate population information is now available online.
“This is something we have been working on for some time. Now between our software provider and our local IT personnel this is up and running,” Allen said.
What this means is the public can access jail inmate information including date of arrests, charges, bonds and booking photos of the inmate. “What is available is public record,” the sheriff said.
Access to the jail information can be made by two means: go to the Sheriff’s web page at www.ansonsheriff.com; click on the Jail drop down box, then click on the “In-Custody List” box. Or you can go through the county government’s web page at: www.co.anson.nc.us, click on “County Services” then “Law Enforcement” and that will take you to the Sheriff’s web page that way.
Sheriff Allen said he expects this to eliminate hundreds of calls to the jail monthly from people asking if someone is in jail or about a bond. You can also use the VINElink button to get the same information on your iPhone. The county jail has a capacity of 60 inmates and generally houses between 40-50 inmates at any given time, Sheriff Allen said.