Fulton County Jail – Rochester, IN

Fulton County Jail is in Fulton County and is the main correctional facility for the area. Are you looking for somebody in jail at Fulton County Jail? This guide will tell you info about anything a person needs to know about Fulton County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give information that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any feedback or comments that would help other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Fulton County Jail
815 Madison Street
Rochester, IN 46975

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 574-223-2819
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and want to find out where they are?

Do you know a family member or friend who has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Fulton County Jail you will have to click on their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Fulton County Jail Inmate List has information on people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you are able to get information for anyone arrested and processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to locate the information faster if you’ve got your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for is in a different jail you will want to look here, too: List of all jails in Indiana


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photograph, is a picture taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a side-view photo. Your name and booking number will be on the mugshot, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Fulton County Jail prisoners can be searched on the Fulton County Jail website, or you can see them at the Fulton County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to put in their full name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot erased from the Fulton County Jail site? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is a public record. You need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are locked up, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail is determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and until then you are not permitted to leave the area.

Usually, prisoners at Fulton County Jail will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to return to jail every day after work, or you could have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay depends on the seriousness of your crime. You will need to put up ten percent of the total that was set in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, that person will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the Fulton County Jail. If you have all the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, its easy. First of all, you need to know if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you won’t be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in these cases require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

You can find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer a bunch of questions, such as your full legal name, your address, birth date and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. This process can take between 30 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the faster you can get released from jail. Also, how fast you get released can depend on if you have a cash bond or if a magistrate needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a release date, plan to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you have to start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail, and tell someone that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they find one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give each visitor’s name to the jail. This information will be entered into the visitors log as an authorized visitor. All visitors will have to provide identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Fulton County Jail visitation procedures can change, so you should visit the jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are typically more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to 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 a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Fulton County Jail phone number is: 574-223-2819

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other form of delivery. You must write the name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and inspected and read by staff, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Fulton County Jail
815 Madison Street
Rochester, IN 46975

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Fulton County Jail
815 Madison Street
Rochester, IN 46975


The Fulton County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so you should check the 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 should know you still have rights, the first of which is the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to have a friend or relative find an attorney when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, go to: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender has access to private investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

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

Court Records

Court records are public records. Court records include a case file with a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions that have been filed. You are able to access your court records with the online service, or at the Fulton County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents from your case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges associated with your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that presides over your case. Magistrate judges do several different things, like setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the arrestee’s background and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, their family, and if necessary the victim. Bear in mind you are allowed to ask to get your own copy of the report before sentencing, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date to report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, you will have to go to the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the court records online or you are able to call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these listings online, but remember that you will not find the precise address, but only the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and any filings and documents filed in the case. You can access the court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. Go to county courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, you will not be able to find out if that person has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you have to call the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your story may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Fulton County,the Fulton County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Fulton County Sheriff’s Department’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in Fulton County Jail is no fun, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Expect an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. Following breakfast participate 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 Fulton 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 Fulton 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 procedure to send funds to someone in jail at Fulton County Jail can change, so it would be best to review the official Fulton County Jail site when 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

    News

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Fulton County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Fulton 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 Fulton 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 an inmate in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?

    If you have, then you should tell us about it. Write down your jail experience so other people can find out what to expect.

    What to include in the review:

    • Conditions in Fulton County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell Your Story About Fulton County Jail

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    Make some good friends in jail? Need to talk to somebody you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Fulton County Jail Website
    Fulton County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Fulton County Jail Mugshots
    Fulton County Jail Bail Link

    Fulton County Jail Visitation
    Fulton County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Find an inmate at Fulton County Jail
    Fulton County Warrant Inquiry
    Fulton County Jail Arrests
    Fulton County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Fulton County Jail Employment


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