Fayette County Jail – Connersville, IN

Fayette County Jail is in Fayette County, Indiana and is the primary correctional facility for this area. Know someone locked up in Fayette County Jail? This site will tell you about everything one might want to know about Fayette County Jailsuch as the following: Find out who’s in jail at Fayette County Jail? Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information 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 comments or feedback that could be a benefit to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Fayette County Jail
123 West 4Th Street
Connersville, IN 47331

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (765) 825-1110
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and need to contact them?

Do you know someone that has been arrested and you want to find them?

To find out who’s in jail at Fayette County Jail you should click on their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Fayette County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of people who have been arrested, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get the same information about anyone processed or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to get their arrest information quicker if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for may be locked up at a different jail you will want to check our Indiana county jail guide: List of all jails in Indiana


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing picture, is a photo that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they are on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be seen online, or you can see them at the Fayette County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to input their first and last name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken off of the Fayette County Jail website? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. You must 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 more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, 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

Of course, once you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is 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 are released from jail you must promise to go to your court date, and until then you must not leave town.

Usually, an inmate in the Fayette County Jail can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to go back to jail at the end of the day after work, or you might be permitted to live in 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 will be required to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount set before you can be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it’s really easy. To start with, you need to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t take a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in most cases require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond.

If you need a bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a Bail Bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer a number of questions, such as what is your full legal name, address, birthdate and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did it take to get processed? How did the guards treat you? Do you know any secrets that will help other people that get arrested to get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process may take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you can get released from jail. Also, it might depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge must decide on the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a release date, plan 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 report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring required items when you go, like your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be entered in a log of visitors as an Authorized visit. All visitors is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Fayette County Jail change often, so review the official site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are typically more costly than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or totally denied.

Phone Number: (765) 825-1110

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other form of delivery. You have to clearly write or type the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t send a box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and read and examined by the jail officers, and the mail will get returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Fayette County Jail is:

Fayette County Jail
123 West 4Th Street
Connersville, IN 47331

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Fayette County Jail
123 West 4Th Street
Connersville, IN 47331


The mail policy at Fayette County Jail changes often, so it would be best to review the official website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have certain rights, the most important of which is your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the court system in your county. The faster you get an attorney working on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about how to find a lawyer, click: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real attorneys who are members of the Indiana State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law in Indiana.

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

Court Records

All court records are public records. Court records contain a case file containing a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You are able to access your court case records using the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Fayette County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records from your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the costs associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that will preside over your court case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, which include setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you are allowed to ask to see your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date that you are supposed to report 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 some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

You can just visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

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

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Fayette County jail website or you are able to call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Fayette County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be court orders. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

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

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file containing a docket sheet and all documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access the court records online, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of people’s criminal past. These state databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, usually will not be able to see if they has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments 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 Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Fayette County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Fayette County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Fayette County jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then have breakfast. After breakfast, participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Fayette 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 Fayette 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 funds to people in jail is always changing, so it would be best to visit the official Fayette County Jail site when you send funds to an inmate 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Fayette County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Fayette 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 Fayette 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 been locked up in this jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write a review about it. Write down your jail experience because others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell Your Story About Fayette County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to talk to somebody you met when you were locked up? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Say Hello to people locked up at Fayette County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Fayette County Jail Link
    Fayette County Jail Inmate Search
    View Fayette County Jail Mugshots
    Fayette County Jail Bail Link

    Fayette County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Fayette County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Fayette County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Fayette County Warrant Inquiry
    Fayette County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Fayette County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Fayette County Jail Employment


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