Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center – Lawrenceburg, IN

Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center is located in Dearborn County and is the primary jail for that region. Know someone incarcerated at Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center? This page gives you about everything a person needs to know about Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Dearborn County court information. And much, much more.

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to give you all the information and tips that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask them, and also any tips or comments that would be beneficial to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center
301 West High Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (812) 537-8700
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and don’t know how to find them?

Has a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To look up who is in jail at Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center you have to click on their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center Inmate Search is a list of persons currently in custody, which includes status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can get information about anybody arrested and processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information faster if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for may be in a different jail you should check our guide to other Indiana jails: Indiana County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking picture, is a photograph that the police take when you get booked into jail. They take one face photo and a side-view photo. Your name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen on the website, or you can go in person to the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center. When viewing online you have to input the inmate’s first and last name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken off of the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center site? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re in jail, your only thought is when and how to get out. After booking, your bail is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you are required to promise to go to your court date, and until that day you are not allowed to travel out of the county.

Usually, an inmate in the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center are given time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while they are in jail.

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

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the seriousness of your charges. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was determined before you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it’s easy. First of all, you need to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you can’t use a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually charge a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will in these cases ask to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To find a bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a Bail Bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If 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 will answer some basic questions, such as your legal name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will let you make a phone call in order to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait? How were you treated? Do you know any things that might help others make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged may take between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will be freed. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if the judge must figure out how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, you should expect to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you need to start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell them that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you are not late to report. Only bring things that are allowed when you go, such as a driver’s license or even ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be entered into a log of visitors for the inmate. Each visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures can change, so we suggest that you visit the official jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

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 . Jail phone calls are typically more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center phone number is: (812) 537-8700

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of delivery. You should write or type the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and inspected by the jail officers, and the mail will be returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center is:

Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center
301 West High Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center
301 West High Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025


The mail policy at Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center changes, so it would be best to visit the official Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these being that you have the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer for you. 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 lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the complicated court system in your county. The faster you get an attorney working on your case, the better your chances.

To read more about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are actual lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are public records. They include a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents and motions in the case. You are able to access court records via the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Dearborn County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records related to your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Dearborn County court magistrate is the judge that presides over your court case. They do a number of different things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include background information and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will take into account when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you can request to see a copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be locked up immediately, or given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To find this out you need to query the Dearborn County jail website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the court records on the Dearborn County court website or call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, like warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these listings on the internet, but you should know that you will not be able to find the street address, just the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket and any of the documents filed in your case. You can access the court records on their website, or at the Dearborn County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are connected so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to the Dearborn County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases will not find out if that person had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Dearborn County,the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Dearborn County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Dearborn County jail is no fun, soon you will get accustomed to the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm to wake up at about six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. Following 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 Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center, 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 Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center 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 someone in jail is likely to change, so you should check the official Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center site before send money to someone in jail there.

    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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center, 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 Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center

    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 been locked up at this jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please tell us about it. Tell us about your experience so others can learn what to expect.

    What to include in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center

    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 somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.

    Post a message to people still locked up at Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center

    Links and Resources

    Main Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center Website
    Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center Inmate Search Link
    Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center Mugshots
    Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center Bail Link

    Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center Visitation Policy Link
    Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center Mail Policy
    Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center Inmate Inquiry Link
    Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center Warrant Inquiry
    Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center Arrests
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center
    Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center Employment


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