Daviess County Jail – Washington, IN

Daviess County Jail is located in Daviess County and is the correctional facility for the region. Looking for someone locked up at Daviess County Jail? This page gives you about everything one might want to know about Daviess County Jail,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Daviess County court information. And much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to give you all the information and tips that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any tips or comments that might help others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Daviess County Jail
101 Ne 4Th St.
Washington, IN 47501

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 812-254-1060
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and need to find out where they are?

Has somebody that’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

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

Inmate Locator

The Daviess County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of people who are in jail, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. Also, you are able to find the same information on anybody processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information more quickly if you enter their full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be locked up at a different jail you will want to look here: List of all county jails in Indiana


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photograph, is the photo that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. They take one face photo and a side picture. Your name and booking number will appear on the photos, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen online, or you can view them at the Daviess County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to input their legal name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken down from the Daviess County Jail website? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be available 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 removed, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount will be set by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must agree to be in court on your court date, and until then you are not permitted to leave town.

In most cases, inmates will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to return to jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you could have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by how serious your crime is. Someone will have to put up 10 percent of the total that was set in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, the person that paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you must call the Daviess County Jail. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but usually, it is really easy if you have the money. First, you need to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not take a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate 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 the amount of bail set is large, or you just don’t have the money, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases charge a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman might require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

To find a local bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

Have you ever had to find a bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Get Out 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 takes you through each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer a number of questions, such as your full name, your address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will get to make a phone call in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should share your experience. How long did it take to get processed? How did the guards treat you? Do you know any things that will help other people that get arrested make it through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged takes between 15 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you can get released from jail. It also will depend on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the judge needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a date of your release, plan to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you need to start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell the intake officer that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if there is one, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, like your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must list each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitor’s information will be entered in the visitors log for the inmate. Every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies can change, so it would be wise to review the official jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are a lot pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, 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 break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated altogether.

The Daviess County Jail phone number is: 812-254-1060

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to write the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t send a box or package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and examined and read by the jail staff, and the mail will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Daviess County Jail:

Daviess County Jail
101 Ne 4Th St.
Washington, IN 47501

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Daviess County Jail
101 Ne 4Th St.
Washington, IN 47501


The Daviess County Jail inmate mail policy is always changing, so you should visit the official Daviess County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have particular rights, one of these is the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the court system in Daviess County. The sooner you get an attorney working on your case, the better your chances.

For more info on this, click here: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys who are members of the Indiana State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law in Indiana.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records include a court case file containing a docket and all motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You are able to access court records using the Daviess County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Daviess County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs from your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person who presides on your case. Magistrate judges do a number of things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will take into account when determining your sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to ask to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should go to the Daviess County jail website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, like a court order. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Daviess County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to see this information online, but remember that you will not find the actual address, rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a case file that contains a docket and all of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access the court records on the internet, or at the Daviess County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to the Daviess County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, you won’t be able to find out if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your account may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Daviess County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Daviess County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Daviess County jail is very scary, soon you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. Inmates get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6am, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Daviess 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 Daviess 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 process for sending funds to jail inmates could change, so it would be best to check the 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 Daviess County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Daviess 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 Daviess County Jail

    Requirements:

    • 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.


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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 been an inmate in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please write a review about it. Write about your jail experience so others will know what to expect.

    Things you could write in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to find out how to get in touch with somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

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

    Daviess County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Daviess County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Find an inmate at Daviess County Jail
    Daviess County Warrant Lookup
    Daviess County Jail Arrests
    Send Money to an Inmate at Daviess County Jail
    Jobs at Daviess County Jail


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