Boone County Jail – Lebanon, IN

Boone County Jail is located in Boone County, IN and is the jail for that area. Do you know somebody at Boone County Jail? This site tells you all about everything you might want to know about Boone County Jail: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information and advice that you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Boone County Jail
1905 Indianapolis Ave.
Lebanon, IN 46052

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 765-482-1412
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and need to contact them?

Has somebody that has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

In order to search who’s in jail at Boone County Jail you will need to navigate to their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Boone County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you can get information about anyone booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information fast if you have their first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member might be at another county jail you will want to check the other Indiana county jails in our Indiana County Jail Guide: Indiana County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photo, is the picture taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one full face and one profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the photos, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are online, or you can view them at the Boone County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to put in their first and last name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot removed from the Boone County Jail site? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount is set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you must agree to be there for your court date, and until then you won’t be allowed to leave the county.

Typically, a prisoner will earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you could be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount is dictated by how serious your crime is. Someone will have to pay ten percent of the total that was determined in order for you to get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the Boone County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, its easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you won’t be able to get a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t take checks. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and usually with a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will usually use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

To contact a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Boone County Jail

Have you ever had to use a bail bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you must answer a bunch of questions, such as your full legal name, address, birth date and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will let you use the phone to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. This process takes between 15 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will get released. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge must decide on how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the discharge date, plan to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell someone that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring necessary items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or even ID, prescription medication, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be put in a log of visitors as an authorized visitor. Each visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Boone County Jail visitation procedures can change, so we suggest that you check the jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are much more expensive than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but you should 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, phone calls might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Boone County Jail phone number is: 765-482-1412

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. Clearly print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail is opened and read and examined by the staff, and the mail will get returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Boone County Jail, use this address:

Boone County Jail
1905 Indianapolis Ave.
Lebanon, IN 46052

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Boone County Jail
1905 Indianapolis Ave.
Lebanon, IN 46052


The mail policy at Boone County Jail changes, so we suggest that you check the official website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, one of these being that you have the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you get an attorney working on your charges, the better.

To read more about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click here: How to Find a Lawyer in Boone County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

Boone County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records have a case file with a docket and all documents filed in the course of your case. You can access your court case records with the Boone County website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records from your court case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that rules on your case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, such as setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will take into account when determining a sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim. Bear in mind you are allowed to ask to receive a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or given a date to go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To find this out you need to go to the Boone County jail website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check court records on the Boone County jail website or call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Boone County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be a court order. You can find these by going to the Boone County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these offenders on the internet, but remember that you will not find the actual address, but only the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that includes a court docket and all documents filed in the court case. You can access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together so you can track criminal histories from any other state. Go to county courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t find if that person has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your feedback could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Boone County,the Boone County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Boone County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Boone County jail is no fun, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm to wake up at six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have to work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Boone County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Boone 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 rules for sending money to someone in jail at Boone County Jail can change, so be sure to check the official Boone County Jail site when you send any money.

    Commissary

    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.

    Inmate Medications

    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.

    Meals

    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.

    Gangs

    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.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Boone County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Boone 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.

    Apply for a Job at Boone County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    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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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • 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.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • 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.

    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.

    Victim Notification

    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.

    Domestic Violence

    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.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time at Boone County Jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Tell us about your experience because other people can find out what to expect.

    What to write in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to find out how to get in touch with someone you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Say wassup to Boone County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Boone County Jail Link
    Boone County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Boone County Jail Mugshots
    Boone County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Boone County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Boone County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Find an inmate at Boone County Jail
    Boone County Warrants
    Boone County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Boone County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Boone County Jail


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  1. Debbie says:

    How do I apply to get to visit an inmate. I was told I had to apply online. Any help would be appreciated

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