Greene County Jail – Bloomfield, IN

Greene County Jail is in Greene County and is the correctional facility for this region. Do you know somebody locked up at Greene County Jail? This guide gives you all about everything related to Greene County Jail,like: Find an inmate at Greene County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Greene County court information. And lots more.

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to give information and tips you need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or tips that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Greene County Jail
P.O. Box 267
Bloomfield, IN 47424

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 812-384-4422
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and need to contact them?

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to search who is in jail at Greene County Jail you have to navigate to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Greene County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to get the same information about anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get their inmate information more quickly if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member could possibly be at another county jail you can check the other Indiana county jails in our Indiana County Jail Guide: List of all jails in Indiana


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake picture, is the photo that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and booking number will appear on the photos, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Greene County Jail inmates are on the Greene County Jail website, or you can view them at the Greene County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to put in the person’s full name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot removed from the Greene County Jail site? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re locked up, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail will be decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you are required to promise to show up for court, and until then you must not go out of town.

Typically, prisoners can earn time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will be required to return to the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you could have the chance to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount set in order to get out of jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will have to call the jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Greene County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it’s really easy. First, figure out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you can’t use a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just don’t have the money, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in these cases use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Greene County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • 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 jail intake process is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you have to answer a bunch of questions, such as your full name, address, birthdate and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will get to use the phone in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take from 10 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will be freed. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if the magistrate needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and have a release date, expect to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if you do, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or even your ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will go in a log of approved visitors for the requesting inmate. All visitors is required to provide identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so you should review the official site before you try to go to visitation.

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 . Calls made in jail are typically more expensive 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 every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Greene County Jail phone number is: 812-384-4422

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail delivery. You have to clearly write the name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter. Don’t send a box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail is opened and inspected and read by the jail staff, and will be returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Greene County Jail is:

Greene County Jail
P.O. Box 267
Bloomfield, IN 47424

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Greene County Jail
P.O. Box 267
Bloomfield, IN 47424


The Greene County Jail mail policy can change, so be sure to check the the Greene County Jail website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more info on how to find a lawyer, click here: How to Find a Lawyer in Greene County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, admitted to the Indiana State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the 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

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They contain a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You are able to access your court case records with the website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Greene County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Greene County court magistrate is the judge that rules on your case in court. Magistrate judges do different functions, such as setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Keep in mind you are allowed to request to receive a copy of this report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To find this out you should visit the Greene County jail website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records online or you are able to call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Greene County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view sex offenders on the internet, but remember that you will not be able to get the actual address, just the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a case file containing a docket and all of the documents filed in the case. You can access court records on the internet, or at the Greene County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal past. These databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t be able to find out if someone has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots 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

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Greene County,the Greene County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Greene County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in the Greene County jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get used to the daily routine there. You should expect a wake-up alarm at about 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Greene 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 Greene 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 inmates at Greene County Jail changes, so you should double check the the Greene County Jail website when you send funds to an inmate.

    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 Greene County Jail

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

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate at this jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this jail?

    If yes, then you should write your review about it. Write down your jail experience because other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Throw a shout out to them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Greene County Jail Website
    Greene County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Greene County Jail Mugshots
    Greene County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Greene County Jail Visitation
    Greene County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Greene County Jail Inmate Search
    Greene County Warrants
    Greene County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Greene County Jail
    Jobs at Greene County Jail


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