Delaware County Jail – Muncie, IN

Delaware County Jail is in Delaware County, IN and is the main jail for this region. Looking for somebody locked up at Delaware County Jail? This site tells you all about anything you might want to know about Delaware County Jail,such as: Find an inmate at Delaware County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Delaware County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to offer advice and information you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or tips that could help others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Delaware County Jail
100 W. Washington St.
Muncie, IN 47305

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 765.747.7885
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and want to contact them?

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

To find out who is in jail at Delaware County Jail you need to go to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Delaware County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. You can also get the same information for anyone processed or released in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information more quickly if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member could possibly be at another county jail you should check our guide to other Indiana jails: Other County Jails in Indiana


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake picture, is the picture that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your name and intake number will be in the mugshot, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are on the Delaware County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Delaware County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to put in the prisoner’s full name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken down from the Delaware County Jail website? This is difficult, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the various 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

Obviously, if you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, your bail amount will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and until then you are not permitted to travel out of the county.

Typically, prisoners in the Delaware County Jail can earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to stay jail at the end of the day after work, or you might be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you are required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay depends on the crime you are charged with. You will have to put up ten percent of the total that was set before you can bail out of jail. If you miss your court date, that person will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the Delaware County Jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, it’s really easy. First, you need to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you won’t be able to get a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in these cases use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

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

Have you ever used a bail bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You will have to answer a bunch of questions, like what is your legal name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process may take anywhere from 15 minutes to all day. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will be released. Also, it depends on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if the judge still needs to determine how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a release date, plan to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, you really should do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if they find one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Only bring approved items when you go, like a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to provide information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be put into the log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures can change, so it would be wise to review 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 . Calls made in jail are a lot more costly than regular phone calls. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates 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 altogether.

The Delaware County Jail phone number is: 765.747.7885

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. You must print the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not mail a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and inspected and read by the staff, and will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Delaware County Jail is:

Delaware County Jail
100 W. Washington St.
Muncie, IN 47305

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Delaware County Jail
100 W. Washington St.
Muncie, IN 47305


The Delaware County Jail mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to review the official Delaware County Jail site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have rights, the first of which is your right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative find a lawyer for you. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the complicated court system. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better.

For more information about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click here: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual lawyers who are admitted to the Indiana State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Delaware County court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records have a court case file with a docket and all documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access court records with the Delaware County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Delaware County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence related to your case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the costs from your court case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that presides over your case. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, such as setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include background information and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you are able to ask to receive your own copy of the report before your sentencing, and review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date to report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do this, you will have to access the Delaware County jail website, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the Delaware County court website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these listings online, but keep in mind that you will not see the precise address, but only the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file that contains a docket sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access your court records via the internet, or at the Delaware County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are linked together so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, you generally won’t learn if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to call the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty 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

    The FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Delaware County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Delaware County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Delaware County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will get used to the daily routine there. You will get a wake-up alarm at about 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. After breakfast, you will 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 Delaware 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 Delaware 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 inmates at Delaware County Jail might change, so double check the official website before you send any funds.

    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 Delaware County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Delaware 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 Delaware 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 locked up in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Delaware County Jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write a review about it. Write about what you experienced so that other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can put in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What happened to you while you were locked up? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell Your Story About Delaware County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to find someone from jail? Write your message below.

    Say Hello to people still locked up at Delaware County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Delaware County Jail Link
    Delaware County Jail Inmate Search
    Delaware County Jail Mugshots
    Delaware County Jail Bail Link

    Delaware County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Delaware County Jail Mail Policy
    Locate an inmate at Delaware County Jail
    Delaware County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Delaware County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Delaware County Jail
    Jobs at Delaware County Jail


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